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Mele Tiulipe Hafoka

d. March 18, 2020

1934 ~ 2020

Mele Tiulipe Hafoka, 85, passed away peacefully 15th March, 2020 at her home in Glendale, Utah.  Surrounded by her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

Mele was born 28th October, 1934 in Va'vau Tonga to Tevita and Vika Palu Alofaki. She later married Inoke Vea Hafoka 15th May, 1955. They raised their 5 children in Faleloa Ha'apai, Tonga. Moved here to SLC, UT. 2nd January, 1985. She was a very strong and faithful member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Later Day Saints. She devoted her time and energy to fulfilling her duties/calling in church and at home. She put her family first and God Always.  Her family had this to say about her: "So faithful and had such a STRONG testimony of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. Very Humble and loving Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Also loved to dance!"

She is joined in Heaven with her Parents (Tevita&Vika Palu Alofaki), Sister (Petesi Finau), Brother (Tevita Alofaki), Grandson (Filikisi Jr.)

She is survived by the love of her life: Inoke Vea Hafoka

5 Children(spouses): Filikisi (Petiola Hafoka), Siokapesi (Loti Petelo), Vika Palu (Haloti Kaufusi), Silia (Tevita Uluave), Heilala (Kemueli Vai).

26 Grandchildren(Spouses): Primrose(Kali Kinikini), Siteli( Poasi Tapueluelu), Inoke (Tali Hafoka), Filikisi Jr(RIP), Manu (Bianca Petelo), Hema (Sariah Vai), Paki (Andre Fukofuka), Bruce, Ti, Leka (Nau Vai), Masi (Leilani Vai), Mary, Siokapesi, Fetapa, Vika, Elisiva, Siale, Sela, John, James, Leslie, Kemueli Jr., Anna, Olivia, Luisa, Iteni.

15 Great Grandkids: Paula, Seini, Vasity, Falena, Kali Jr, Amalani, Inoke Jr., Mary, Kiume, Makalelini, Le'ata, Lokasi, Angelela, Filikisi Jr., Vilano.
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