In Memory of



Obituary for Elizabeth Fernandez

Elizabeth P. Fernandez, 92 of Wailuku, completed her transition at Islands Hospice on October 24, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Honolulu on December 15, 1927 to Nasario Palagan and Julia Niolopua, and raised as a child in Maunawili, Oahu.

She met her loving husband of 65 years on Oahu where they were married and both moved to Maui to raise their family.

Elizabeth was employed at Snow White Laundry for 30 years, became a proud member of Alu Like and enjoyed being in their band. She loved strumming her ukulele, singing to her family and eating crackseed, crab, and Li Hing Mui lollipops.

Elizabeth is predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony Fernandez and is survived by 7 children, Marie (Ben) Mercado, Jo Ann “Jojo” (Rodney) Kee Chong, Stephanie (Ronald) Ahina, Anthony (Patricia) Fernandez, Joseph Fernandez, Julia Haunani (Geoff) Kirkland, and Charles Akoni (Anela) Fernandez; 29 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only living cousin, Violet Kowalski of Pukalani.

A drive-thru viewing will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.