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Obituary for Matthew I. DeFrancia Sr.

Matthew DeFrancia, Sr., 74, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away at his home, surrounded by his 'Ohana on February 3, 2021, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on August 28, 1946, in Honolulu.

Friends are invited to bid a fond farewell to a loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend during a public drive-thru visitation on Friday, February 12, 2021, from 6:30pm to 9pm, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Drive-thru visitation will continue on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 11:30am to 2pm, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Friends are asked to remain in their cars during this time to ensure our Mayors covid19 restrictions are followed.

Matthew retired from the County of Maui, Highways Division. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Theresa DeFrancia. He is survived by his sons, Jason (Jovena) DeFrancia, Andrew (Annette) Diaz, Matthew (Shiara) DeFrancia Jr., Kevin (Elayna) DeFrancia, Kyle (Rashawyn) DeFrancia, Malcolm (Samantha) DeFrancia; daughter, Ainahau (Stacey) Akima; grandchildren, Chasity, Kalei, Shalei, Bryson, Haylee Ann, Kolby, Tyler, Anuhea, Chance, Kross, Abcde, Kyeana-Faye, Jhastinee, Destine, Javen, Jacob, Shaeyla, River-Marissa, Joshua; great grandchildren, AJ, Ayla, Azen, Kailea, Kala'i, Tzylus, Tzarieus, Akai, Lily, Kama, Hiapo, Joshua, Jonah; brothers, Lawrence De Francia, Eugene De Francia; and sister Judy Smith.