Helen Harriet Santos (84) passed away on August 4, 2019 at her home surrounded by her love ones.
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Helen, who was known as Harriet to all was born on August 22, 1934, in Puunene, Maui. She was the tenth child of twelve born to Manuel and Mary DeCambra. Harriet graduated from Baldwin High School. In 1956, she married her husband Joseph “Big Joe” Santos and had five children.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at St. Joseph Church in Makawao. Funeral services to begin at 6 to 9 p.m. with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation to continue on Thursday, August 15 at St. Joseph’s starting at 9 to 10 a.m. followed by Mass with burial to follow at Makawao Veteran’s Cemetery.
Harriet is survived by children: Charlene (Keith) Sakamoto, Jo-Anne (Warrick) Aiwohi, Jordan (Carlene) Santos, Donna (Eric) Pico, and Michael (Margie) Santos. 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Siblings: Sisters: Marie Amaral, Juliana Perreira and a Brother in law, Edwin Bras.
Pre-deceased by her husband Joseph “Big Joe” Santos, parents: Manuel & Mary DeCambra, Sisters: Virginia Caires, Angeline Cravalho, Barbara Bras, and Polmyra Gomes. Brothers: Joseph, Frank, Richard, Peter and Paul. Son in law: Keith Sakamoto. Great-grandchild: Mycah Purdy.
The family would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to all their family and friends. Special thanks to Karen Canha, Janelle Correia and the Staff of Hospice Maui.