OBITUARY

Gloria Toribio Calpito

November 1, 1932March 24, 2021

Gloria Toribio Calpito, 88 years old, passed away due to heart failure in Waipahu, HI on March 24, 2021.

Born on November 1, 1932 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines to Maria and Eulogio Toribio. Married to Nicolas Calpito on Jan 15, 1951 in the Philippines and was happily married for 56 years. Worked and retired as a Head Seamstress from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel for 38 years, November 12, 1960 to November 16, 1998. Favorite hobbies were sewing, crocheting, gardening, traveling and winning BIG in Las Vegas. She was a devoted Catholic and attended church every Sunday.

Survived by: Ophelia/Antonio Diez, Norma/James Wilson, Carol/Mario deOcampo, Cal/Agnes Calpito, Rosalinda (D)/Orlando Macalma, Jeffrey (D)/Gladys Calpito, Florendo (D)/Violet Calpito, Melecio/Rosa Calpito, Annaliza/Romel Marquez, and Miriam/Joseph Raquel. 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchilden, 11 great-great-grandchildren. Sisters: Erlinda Fines and Flordeliza Calpito.

Predeceased by: Nicolas Calpito, Jeffrey Calpito, Florendo Calpito, Petronilo Toribio, Ceferino Toribio, Teody Calpito, Pascualita Calpito and Rosalinda Macalma.

Service: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Jonathan Calpito, Joel Calpito, Jordan Calpito, Jerry Calpito, Shane Stocker, and Joseph Toribio.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Lunch & Fellowship

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, April 16, 2021

Memories

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Joann Mattos

April 16, 2021

Thank you grandma for everything you have done for us and showing us unconditional love. I'll always remember what you and grandpa would always tell us, don't be lazy, work hard and help your parents. I'll miss seeing your smile and hearing your little giggle laughs when we joke or play around. I'll also miss saying I love you grandma and hearing you tell me I love you too. Rest now grandma for you are with grandpa and our departed loved ones. I Love You, Grandma!!

Carol Deocampo

April 15, 2021

Being a middle child, I learned to be independent and work hard like my oarents. Mom taught me to manage my finances and learned how to save for the future. Mom was a good teacher and role model. Mom taught me very well as I was growing up.

Mom was also “feisty” and was strong willed. If Mom was in a bad mood, you know you shouldn’t mess with her. If you did mess with her, Mom would give you that look and you know what she meant. Don’t mess with Mom.

As Mom would say when you entered the room, Mom’s famous line would be “haloha”—a combination of “hi” and “aloha”. “Haloha” to you and all our loved ones in heaven. I love you Mom. Rest in peace ❤️❤️❤️

Donna Diez

April 12, 2021

The last time I went swimming with grandma was when grandpa died in 2007. She never wanted to come to the beach with me. I always asked her to come, but her usual reply was “I cannot anak ko, I might fall down”. One of the last conversations I had with her via FaceTime I said, “grandma we go beach” to which she replied, “okay we go”. I knew then that she would be leaving this world soon to be free from forgetfulness and pain. Grandma was a good story teller, always reminiscing about good times with family and friends. She was kindhearted to all, always giving, and helped so many of us in countless ways. She had a sweet sense of humor, was a little sassy, but always carried herself with poise and grace. Grandma, I am honored to be your granddaughter. Thank you for always welcoming me back home whenever I was able to visit, always insisting that I stay at your house, and never judging me when I arrived with my usual vacation breakfast - poke and beer! Thank you for the hours and hours of talking story every time we were together, it was priceless time spent with you that I will treasure for eternity. I will never forget your generous heart, your naughty grin, and your contagious laugh. If I am ever lucky enough to become half of the gracious, patient, thoughtful woman that you were when it is my time my soul will be content. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Grandma I love you forever. Until we meet again... Aloha

Charmine Diez

April 11, 2021

Grandma,
I love you so much. Thank you for waiting for me and allowing me to care for you in your final days. Reminiscing with you about Grandpa, Auntie Linda, Family And Life was so meaningful to me.. Thank you for teaching me about how important Family is. Thank you for allowing Makayla and I to hold your hand and pray with you in your final hours... I will forever cherish our time together. Thank you for loving me Granny..Watch over us please ... I love you young lady💖🌸💖

Nelda Ramos

April 11, 2021

Hi gramma Tito, thank you for everything in my life, without you & grandpa most of us wouldn't be here. I ❤ that you both came to visit us at every place we lived, you loved all of us equally and always helped out whenever you could. I enjoyed going holoholo with you and I'm sorry I didn't get to visit as often as before but we have so many memories that I will cherish. We 💜 you & miss you very much! I'm so happy you're with all of our loved ones watching over us all and your're not in pain anymore. Til we meet again Gramma Tito🧡

NORMA WILSON

April 11, 2021

Mom, when Ope called me at around 10 am, 23 March 2021, telling me that you were “going”, meaning not far from dying. I stopped working on my computer, grabbed my bag and phone, and rushed over to Waipahu ASAP. I cried so hard as I drove from my home (Kapolei) to yours (Waipahu) which felt like driving forever saying, “Hold on mom, I’m on my way, please don’t die on me before I can get there to tell you that I love you and that I’ll miss you when you’re gone”. You must have heard me because for you held on for another 11 hours or so. When I got there, I ran and came to your bedside and grabbed onto your left hand, I told you that I love you and thanked you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you and dad did for me and my family throughout the years. Finally, I said that if you couldn’t hold on any longer for Ope and Carol to arrive from Vegas, that it was OKAY for you to go and join dad and your other children, siblings, and family in heaven. I am so glad that I made it in time to tell you that I love you and thank you for everything for I am now at peace. I also said that I would visit you the following day after I got off work but you knew it was time for you to go as you passed away, went quietly and peacefully. Mom, you always had a kind heart, was polite to all, and always said thank you for everything. I just wanted to let you know that your love for us was precious, contagious, unconditional, and that you will forever be in our hearts. And lastly, I know that you are no longer in pain and are free to fly with the angels, Mom….

Jennifer de Ocampo

April 10, 2021

Grandma, you were always like another mom to me. Growing up at your house with you and Grandpa while my mom was at work and my dad was away at sea were some of my favorite memories. I remember you and Grandpa always picking me up from school in the white Corolla and you would always have hot dogs from Costco ready. I remember always following you to run errands, driving around Hawaii thinking it was so much fun. You were speeding one day and we got pulled over by the police and you told him "please don't give me a ticket, I'm just an old lady..." and he didn't. You told me not to tell anyone, but I told everyone... and it was always one of our favorite inside jokes. Then you stopped driving all together. And thing changed. Grandpa began having symptoms of Dementia and I remember how easy you made it look to care for him. After his passing, your symptoms began. From that moment I always had hope that there would be a cure in your lifetime. That we could get you back to your old self. I'm sorry that didn't happen. And I'm sorry I ever wished things could be different. Because looking back on it now - I wouldn't change a thing about you or the memories that we shared. I will always remember you and what you have done for all of us. You are a big part of who I am and how I live my life and I cannot be anymore proud to be your granddaughter. Rest In Peace Grandma and please watch over us.

Carol Deocampo

April 10, 2021

When my Dad passed away 14 years ago, Mom was devastated. I know Mom hid her pain and loneliness from us throughout the years but I knew it was there.

Mom mentioned that if she could go back to work she would. Mom missed her friends from work and missed talking to older people in the last few years—mainly someone who could talk to her in “ilocano”.

Mom gave us everything we needed as kids and more. Mom was a devoted Mother, wife, auntie, grandma, co-worker and friend.

My Mother had a kind and gentle soul. I remember when she was given things (whatever it was), Mom said the sweetest “thank you” that would just melt your heart away. I miss her saying that to me.

At the very end Mom was getting weak and frail. Mom fought to the very end and tried to hang on as long as she could. No more suffering and no more pain. I miss you so much Mom. “I love you Mom”. Rest in peace and love. ❤️❤️❤️

Carol Deocampo

April 5, 2021

No Dad—and now no Mom 😥. We are now parentless adults holding on to memories we shared with you. It truly is hard to lose a mother—someone who brings you into this world and shapes you to who you are today. You truly dont appreciate someone until they leave this world. Life should be lived to the fullest because you never know when your time is up. Im glad I came home for two months before you left us. Now—those are just memories that will forever be instilled in my heart and mind. Thank you Mom for being the best “Mom” ever! I love you Mom❤️ Take care of our family members in heaven because you are now officially an “Angel in heaven” .

Cal Calpito

April 4, 2021

Mom i don't know where to begin by telling you how much I miss you. I feel so lost and empty here without you. All now I have are memories of you and how it used to be when I took care of you. I know you are now in a better place where you feel no pain but still you're always on my miwaysnd. I try not to cry but the tears keep falling. All the things that you and I talked about are coming true. Still I will make sure to do what you asked. Please always know that I will always love you and keep you in my heart. Rest in peace and God bless you always.

FROM THE FAMILY