Estrella “Esther” Visitacion Pascua, 81
Estrella Pascua, who is better known as Esther, departed peacefully at the tranquil Hale of
Hospice Maui on June 24th, 2021. Estrella was born on February 15, 1940, in Bacarra, Ilocos
Norte, Philippines. She moved to Maui in 1960, and briefly lived in Kula, before moving to the
plantation settlement of “Happy Valley”, in Wailuku for 16 years, and in 1980, Estrella moved to
her final residence in Kahului.
Estrella retired from Maui Land and Pineapple, which was her first and only employer. She
began as a pineapple picker in the fields of Hali’imaile before completing her career with Maui
Land and Pineapple working in the Kahului cannery. She took pride and enjoyed her work, and
though the work was difficult she never complained and always considered her co-workers as
friends and family.
She was extremely humble, modest, kind, skilled in having a joyful conversation, and had the
ability to befriend everyone she met. Family was very important in her life. Circumstances in
life provided her one surviving child, in which she was then blessed with a daughter in law of
her dreams. She was again blessed with ethical and moral grandchildren that she always longed
for, and was ultimately blessed with great grandchildren that only a few are fortunate to
experience in their lifetime. Her cheerful smile and laughter with her family made her life
complete and most of all she felt proud of all their accomplishments.
She was a devout member of the Maui Evangelical Church, in which she embraced the readings
and teachings of the Bible, paving way to her ultimate home of Heaven. Her enticing smile,
pleasant demeanor, selflessness, and cheerful personality will be greatly missed, but forever
Estrella “Esther”, is survived by her son: Ray A. Pascua, wife Madelyne. Grandchildren: Paul
Anthony Pascua, Katrina Cassandra Bio, husband Darrel, and Michella Kristina Maguddayao,
husband Ralph “Alginn”. Great Grandchildren: Dylan Michael Bio, Alayna Miyanna
Maguddayao, and Alijah Matthew Maguddyao.
Siblings Brothers: Fred Visitacion(Linda), Glenn Visitacion(Mena). Sister: Gene Visitacion.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Hospicio Pascua. Parents: Juan and Luisa
Visitacion. Brother: Willie Visitation (Balbina)
Public Visitacion will be held on Friday, July 23rd, 2021, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, at Norman’s
Mortuary, 105 Wai’ale Road, Wailuku. A private burial will be held on Saturday, July 24th, 2021,
in which the family appreciates your consideration to allow the family to exclusively bid
farewell during this time.