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Shirley DePonte (#47375541)
 member for 11 years, 3 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo My husband and I are parishioners of the Kula Catholic Community which includes Holy Ghost Mission in Waiakoa, HI, Our Lady Queen of Angels in Keokea, and St. James in Ulupalakua. We have been particularly interested in the geneology of his Portuguese ancesters, many of whom are buried at Holy Ghost.

One of my ministries has been to keep track of all the burials in our two cemeteries at Holy Ghost and St. James. I have visited my family's gravesites in Texas and now am happy to finally have uploaded all of the Holy Ghost names. Hope to go on to include pictures of the gravestones and to add St. James in the near future.
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Sophie Bugajski
RE: Fred and Virginia DePonte
Thank you. I have sent a message to the yahoo address.
Added by Sophie Bugajski on May 29, 2014 4:08 AM
Sophie Bugajski
Fred and Virginia DePonte
I am doing family research and am trying to find some information on the couple my mother said were my godparents, Virginia and Fred Dupont (her spelling). I was born in Honolulu in 1952 and Aunty Jeannie was my babysitter until we returned to the mainland in 1954. That is all the info I have other than a photo of her, my mother and me in 1953.
I can see your last name is the same, so am wondering if you may be related and can offer some help.
Thank you.
Sophie Bugajski
Added by Sophie Bugajski on May 29, 2014 1:08 AM
Manuel Gonsalves
Thanks for the quick response and great picture. He was my mother Uncle and I was just able to track down where they buried him. it help to complete the family tree on that side of the family. Keep up the great work.
Added by ESR on Dec 18, 2013 8:48 AM
F. "Pickles" Picadura
Christina Phillips
Mahalo Nui Loa for ur update to her site. This helps others searching for her name & relationship. God Bless! Aloha
Added by F. "Pickles" Picadura on Oct 30, 2013 5:29 PM
Jan Dishon
Holy Ghost Cemetery
Hi Shirley,

Since you have done so much work on this cemetery you might know the answer to my question. Who is buried next to the fence along the driveway that leads down to the lower part of the cemetery. This seems to be the only grave not located in the "main" cemetery portion.

Thank you.

Added by Jan Dishon on Sep 28, 2013 11:30 PM
more on photo
Sorry, I just realized I didn't write for what, can I please post it on

Thanks again,
Added by alwaysmeliah on Aug 02, 2012 11:44 PM
headstone photo
Hi Shirley,
I was wondering if it would be alright with you if I used your headstone photo of Jose De Souza that you posted, from Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery
Maui County
Hawaii, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 28927791

Thank you for all of your amazing work, we all appreciate it so much!

Added by alwaysmeliah on Aug 02, 2012 11:43 PM
brandon wong
Many thank yous!!
Thank you for your help with fullfilling my request! I appreciate your help,
Added by brandon wong on May 24, 2012 8:14 AM
Tim Layser
Manuel Cardoza
Thank you very much for the Photo. Another question: are you related to Agnes and Manuel DePonte from Maui? The reason that I ask is that My wife's mother is Josephine Rintoul. Josephine's mother was Isabella Lawrence and father William Nawai. Isabella's midwife was Agnes Deponte, if I have my information correct. Hanai'ed family was Antone Kroger andAlice Kroger (No'ono'o). I have been working on Josephine's Ohana on both biological and Hanai.

Just thought that I would add that.
Again many thanks

Tim layser
Added by Tim Layser on Feb 12, 2012 1:09 PM
Charles R. Villarreal
Thank you so much for the photos. They mean a lot to Robert's family. My wife is Robert's niece.If you need any lookups on the mainland let me know. Charles
Added by Charles R. Villarreal on Aug 04, 2011 11:18 AM
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