Bessie Castro De Gama, 95

Bessie Castro De Gama, 95, of Makawao, passed away on April 3, 2013 at Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born on September 21, 1917 in Haiku.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be held again at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, with Mass at 11:30 a.m.; burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Anthony De Gama; and is survived by her sons, Roy (Eleanor) De Gama, and Alton (Arleen) De Gama; daughters, Merle (late Tony) Medeiros, and Jean (Tim) Bermudez; sisters, Eva Barglsky, and Jane Morikawa; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grand-children (predeceased by 1 great-grandson), and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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