Filipe Lei "Phillip" Finau
January 4, 2012
In Memory of
Filipe Lei Finau aka "Phillip"
Filipe Lei Finau, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Filipe was born April 9, 1926 in Kanukupolu, Tongatopu, Tonga to Sione Finau (Ahau, Tongatapu) and Mele Paea Tuivailala (Haatafu, Tongatapu). He married Loseseso Tuihalamaka (Ovaka, Neiafu, Vavau) on March 8, 1962.
He was a farmer in Tonga. He was a security guard here in the US. He was a very loving father, husband and grandfather. He was a patient, hardworking and happy go lucky person. He loved his family, relatives and friends. Filipes family would like to express their appreciation to all the employees at Spring Creek Healthcare Center for their love and care towards their father and may God bless you all.
Filipe is survived by his daughters, Seini Otolose Afu (Matu'u Afu), Mele Paea-Ȉ-Moana Folaumoeloa (Ikuvalu Folaumoeloa) and son Leiataua Finau, a sister, Amelia Fapuiaki Finau; his grandchildren, Lolohea Afu, Tukua, Manu, Heimana, Mele Finau and Sione Phillip Folaumoeloa.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Loseseso Tuihalamaka (Ovaka, Neiafu, Vavau); his mother, Mele Paea Tuivailala (Haatafu, Tongatapu); his father, Sione Finau (Ahau Tongatapu); his sisters, Otoloste Fua and Meliame Ika Finau; his brothers, Simione Mahe and Tutulu Finau.
"Ofa lahi atu Papa. We love you and miss you."
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Laumalie Maonioni, United Methodist Church located at 1533 W. Crystal Ave, Salt Lake City, UT from 6pm to 12:00am.
Interment to be held in Inglewood Park Cemetery in California at a later date.
Murray Memorial Mortuaries, 5850 S 900 E, Murray UT, has been entrusted with these services.