Viliami was born in Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga on July 29, 1951. He passed away from cancer on February 14, 2021.
He is survived by his sons; Ivan Vakauta, (Hana), Norman Vakauta, (Lilinoe), Makanesi Vakauta, (Corrina), and Talanoa Vakauta. His daughters; Salote Sundaram, (Sanjay), and Kalo Anitema, (Kotoni). He is “Papa” to eight grandchildren; Alohilani Dudoit, Auckland Vakauta, Sanjay & Charlotte Sundaram, Ava & Camilla Anitema, and Makanesi & Mosese Vakauta. His siblings; Siosifa Vakauta and Etta Taumalolo.
He is predeceased by his wife; Bernice Vakauta, daughter; Etta Vakauta, parents; Mosese & Kalo Vakauta, and siblings; Semisi Tuita, Salote Vaipuna, and Filipe Vakauta.
Service will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Due to COVID, service will be broadcasted via Zoom at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului. Service via Zoom will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by drive-through viewing at Ballard Family Mortuary, on Ala Makani Street, at 7 pm.