Mary Benigna Oliveira, 100, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2023, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on September 14, 1922, to John and Johanna Silva Ferreira of Kalihi Valley, Oahu.
She is predeceased by her parents, her 5 brothers and 3 sisters, her husband Charles Oliveira, and daughter Marianne Pechin.
Mary is survived by her children Charlene Sylva, Charlton (Debbie) Oliveira, Robert Oliveira, and Carla Oliveira. She also has 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Mary lived and active life...as a woman of faith and service. Firstly, she was an amazing wife and mother. She cooked up wonderful meals for her family and was known for sweetbread and pineapple bars. As a member of Christ the King Parish, she was active in the Sacred Hearts Society, taught Religious Education and volunteered at the fundraisers for the church and school. In 2018, she received the "Island Treasure" award for her stewardship to Christ the King Church.
Public visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00am on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Rosary at 10:30am followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00am. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.
Special Thanks to Hospice Maui, Nurse Janelle, CNA's Nalani and Lynette, and Dr. Chad Farmer, for their assistance in helping us keep mom comfortable.