Sione Foueti Tupouniua
1909 - 2011
Sione Foueti Tupouniua, a longtime Siasi 'o Tonga minister, joined his wife, Lavinia, in heaven on March 25, 2011, at age 102. Foueti was born in 1909 in Talafo’ou, Tongatapu, Tonga, to Mele Pa'ufo'ou 'Ahotalafolau and Fine Valahuluhulu 'I 'Olotele. He married Lavinia Anau Tuputupu Talumi in 1932 in Tonga. She died in 1998. Foueti raised 11 children: Toakase (Sione) Takapu, Siosefa (Lolohea), Fatafehi (Ofeina), Kasa (Hale) Siale, Sione Motuhi Fonua (Manu), Sinamoni, Tonga (Siosiua) Taunaholo, Talita (Liu) Valele, Lolohea (Taufa) Tupou, Mele (Leroy) Ika, and Hale (Veiongo). His legacy lives on in 47 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Foueti was preceded in death by his wife, son Siosefa, and grandson Sione Tupouniua. In the final years of his long life, Foueti was lovingly cared for by his bodyguard Sione Lamipeti, treasurer Vilipusiaki, secretary Mele Ma'ule'o, personal assistant Amelia and butler Siosifa Tupouniua. Foueti's family sends special thanks to Tamara and Joy of the Love Healthcare hospice.
Funeral Services will be held 8am-12noon, April 6, 2011 at the The Church of Tonga, 700 South 532 East, Salt Lake City. Visitation will be 7pm-12am, April 5, 2011 at the church. Interment: Redwood Memorial Park Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
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