November 25, 1932 – November 12, 2010
Matagiese Uliugalu was born on November 25, 1932 in Si'lufagata'u, American Samoa. He entered into rest on November 12, 2010 in Oceanside, California.
He is survived by his children, relatives, and many friends.
He will deeply missed...
A visitation will held on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm at 1st Samoan Congreagational Church in Vista, California.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10:00 am at 1st Samon Congregational Church in Vista, California.
Mr. Matagiese's Ulugalu's final resting place will be Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside, California.
- Visitation Sunday, November 21, 2010
- Funeral Service Monday, November 22, 2010
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June 20, 2011
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April 18, 2011
Hello Dad! Where should I start...It took me hrs & hrs trying to write something on your site without crying...Well, what should I say..I really miss you so much every single day...I'm blessed to have you as my father..When I was growing up you were always proud of me but especially when I took 1st place in samoan school..Before I came home you already had a barbeque going..I remember this because you were fishing at the warf & uncle came to you and told you that your daughter took first place in samoan school, you left everything at the warf and immediately went home and prepared my barbeque in celebration...When I was in 5th grade getting ready to leave with Lotu for Hawaii, you came to Faleasao Elementary School and brought cases of BONGO & SODAS for my whole class...Every morning before I went to school you made sure that I had money to buy bongo & soda.....Then again, when hurricane Tusi hit the Manu'a Islands all the kids had to attend school in PagoPago....these were your words to me "go to Tutuila for school and I will make sure to pay for your fair every friday and return on sunday"..You did this just to make me feel better..So, every friday I would look forward to get on that jet plane and to come home and see you and mom......Everytime you would go fishing in Amouli and Afuli I would always follow you even after you told me to stay back....When all my siblings were gone to the states you and I woke up every sunday morning at 4 am to make umu, That was the first time you taught me how to make umu....I know I'm spoiled by you! These are the memories I will always cherish forever....Dad it took me a while to realize that you are gone and in a better place with mom even though it was hard for me to let go.. You will always and forever be in my heart!
Lastly, Dad when I eat oka I always think of you...I know this is your favorite food....When you were around you would always say to me "AI IA OLA AE AUA LE OLA IA AI"(LIVE TO EAT not EAT TO LIVE) sorry dad it took me awhile to write something on your site...I'm still not excepting the fact that you are gone...and your last word to us "IA OUTOU NONOFO FEALOFANI SI A'U FANAU"...Sometimes I wish I could see you and hear your voice again...Dad & Mom you will never be forgotten....I love you both Dad & Mom.
April 10, 2011
Talofa Dad, It's been five months since you've passed away. I miss going fishing with you. I remember waking up at 4:30am every morning to make coffee for you, so you can go to work and my siblings are still sleeping. You always said put God first and everything will follow thru. Dad & Mom, thank you guys for everything you've done for me. I will be forever grateful and cherish you both in my heart. Dad, I know you were always hard on me when I was a kid, but I know why because you love me and you want me to become a better person. Dad,I remember what you said to me that I will never forget. Ia e loto fa'amaualalo, aua ete loto fa'amaualuga po'o a lava mea e tutupu mai, ia ou tou nonofo fealofani la'u fanau. I will honor your wish Dad.I miss going play bingo with you and calling you every day to see how are you doing? I know you and mom are watching over all of us. Dad & Mom you will be forever in our hearts.
January 1, 2011
Well grandpa its finally the new year and hopefully it will be a good one. I miss you a lot and wish I could have been there to spend more time with you. But I know you are always here with me in spirit right along with grandma. I remember when you came to my graduation and stayed for a little while, you were helping us pull the weeds out of the yard with a butter knife. I'm still not sure how you managed to do that as of today! Thank you for always being there and thank you for being here with me still. I love you.
December 30, 2010
Hi! grandpa ang grandma once again ireally really miss you i wich you guys were still alive then i will fell much better and sorry for being a very bad boy to you guys and i promise i will change but say hi! to grandma lofa!
MATAGI MATT MATAGIESE
December 30, 2010
'Hi! Grandpa Lio and granma lofa! Thank you! for taking care of me when i was a little boy and teaching me the right way to live and grow up and have a good life and not be a selfish and bad boy i miss doing you guys feau and food and i miss you so much and and i miss the time when you kept on scolding me and thank you for teaching me to read the scriptures and pray every time and now i'm grown up and i will be a good boy and be like you guys Bey!!!!
~MATAGI MATT MATAGIESE~/GRANDSON
December 28, 2010
Hello dad, today is December 27. Christmas is over and done with, now we are waiting for the New Year. I missed sending you a Christmas Card in the mail, and calling you to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. But it's okay because you are in a better place then we are. Say hello to Mom. Altho you're not here anymore in the flesh, but in spirit you and Mom spirits will forever lived in ours. Thank you for being you. Love Lotu.
Mana'omalo Alailelagi Matagiese
December 20, 2010
Talofa dad & mom, its almost christmas time and we are counting the days for the whole world to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, and I always remembered those days back home when christmas comes, you and mom always looked around and wanted to find something for all of us for christmas, even though you and mom had little but you and mom always save it for all of us....I really missed going fishing with you dad on every weekend...when its rough water you still wanted to go fishing, but I learned more from you on those days, now its time for us to forward and raised our children the way you and mom taught us, don't spoil them too much, teach them the right way and thats is "family prayer, scripture studies, family fun, and so on...thank you, thank you dad and mom....love Mana'omalo Alailelagi Matagiese, Siatutui Matagiese, Luani Fa'aaliga Matagiese, Matagi Matt Matagiese, Alailelagi Jr. Matagiese & Marjorie Ianeta Matagiese.....
December 17, 2010
Hi Dad, hope you talking story with mom at the other side of the veil, thank you for your examples, teaching and counsels for us (your childrens) We will always jerished good counsels in our hearts to raised up our families while we in this world. Families are for ever, say hi to mom and rest of our family on that side, "MERRY X-MAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU DAD & MOM AND REST OF OUR FAMILY ON THAT SIDE" And again thank you for excepting the Gospel, We will be together forever one day as parents and children for time and enternalty.....Love....Mana'omalo Alaillelagi Matagiese..
November 30, 2010
Hello Dad, My!!!!! Where shall I start?.... Sitting here and reminiscencing back of the kind a dad you were, truly God is a good God. He has blessed us with such an awesome, wonderful dad who had such a big heart. A heart for his family, church, God and most of all his children. God has blessed us with a unique, one of a kind dad, grandpa and great grandpa. Sam and I will forever be greatful to you for all the plants and the fruit trees you've planted around our yard. Now everytime we will pick a tangerine or a plumeria flower, we will say "Here's to you dad." You are known "the Dad with the green thumb." Your not only our dad, but our yard man as well. I think I was spoiled with the fact that I had the nicest, cleanest yard around Kekaha because of you dad.I missed that. Thank you for being you dad. Sam and I, along with our children will forever cherished the good time, the wonderful memories we shared with you. There were times you made us laughed and there were times you made us cried. But that was you. Although we will missed you in the flesh, you will forever lived in our hearts and spirits. Your smile and uniqueness ways, we will treasured that always. Thank you for being you. Dad ai ole a le toe call atu e asiasi atu oe po'o a mai. Ae ui lava ina ami'a oe e le silisiliese ae faamuli matou le fanau, some days we will see you again. Ia alofa pea le Atua ia maua pea e matou le fanau le fealofani ma le ola aua feau ma galuega ua tofia ai matou e galulue ai ao matou o ia ile nei lau eleele. "God Bless Our Daddy." We will missed you greatly. Love Lotu,Sam, Ronnie, Samuel, Erin, Abraham, Sasha, Jonathan, Degan, Gabe, Jai, Jacob and Lahikiola.
November 22, 2010
God Bless You Father-in-law. I will always remember that day 4 years ago when I was mowing the lawn in the backyard and you were wanting to help me mow the lawn. I knew you really wanted to help me out but I really did not want you to overwork yourself. Even though I had spent very little time getting to know you, you proved to me that you were a "Wise man". At that time, I knew then that my Father-in-law was a "Very Good Man". I just didn't want you to hurt yourself or get too tired. You will always be in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for blessing me with your daughter, Tagiilima, and our daughters Veronica and Rachel. Although I never got to tell you this before you left this world, when I was 11 years old our church choir was traveling to Pago Pago to sing and I wanted to go so very badly and felt God wanted me to be there for some reason. I felt a deep feeling that I would find a girl there who would be a part of my life in the future. At the time, my mom said she didn't have enough money for all of our family to travel to American Samoa with the church choir. I knew she wasn't telling us the truth and I was heart broken because I had missed out on possibly seeing my future wife. I prayed and prayed for God to unite me with the woman whom God had pretty much told me I would be married to in the future. It would be 11 years later around Christmas time when I prayed to God to send me that woman who would be my wife. My prayers were answered and I thank God for the time I have spent knowing and loving my extended Samoan family. Thank you very much.