Matthew 11:28-30 ‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Our dear brother, Tupoununu Vea was gifted into the world on October 31, 1975 and returned to heaven at the young age of 45 on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Nunu was born and raised in the South Pacific Island, Kingdom of Tonga. He migrated to Samoa, and Hawaii where his father Moungahea was a commercial fisherman. The family uprooted to Alaska in pursuit of better opportunities. Nunu replanted roots in Las Vegas, Nevada with his beautiful wife Bridget. While in Vegas, Nunu reconnected with his cousins Henry Saafi Jr, John Saulala, Conrad Vea, and sister neighbor Laritza “Lolo” Mercedes Gonzales, from Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to his illness, Nunu was employed with the wonderful and supportive company NPL Construction as a CDL Truck Driver. Nunu was an avid gamer, anime enthusiast, outdoors man and seasoned grill master. He was a kind soul, inquisitive and quite witty. Nunu’s famous quote to his wife Bridget “don’t worry babe, I’m Tongan, I got this”. Nunu cared about people in the purest way and loved them for who they were without asking anything in return. Nunu “Scorpio Prime” and his quad of best friends, also known as “the four horsemen,” Maceo “Blacktino Heat” Garcia (recently deceased), Chris McKenna “The Goblin”, Steve “Jubei Sama” Teeter will carry on his legacy. Signing off, “Red Comet 75” over and out…
From a young age, our parents instilled in us the value of faith, family, culture, and community. Nunu was blessed with a diverse and loving family of aunties, uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends from around the globe in Alaska, Arizona, Australia, California, Canada, England, Fiji, Hawaii, Nevada, New Zealand, New Jersey, Oregon, Samoa, Texas, Tonga, Utah, and Washington. Beloved son Nunu is survived by his parents Sione Moungahea and Liliane Sipaisi Vea. Loving brother to Vasco Dacama (Vesiko Tukama) his wife Julia, elder sister Lesieli Tisiola Vea-Ulukivaiola, her husband Siaosi FieToutai, and younger sisters Madeleine Liberty and Cindy Ngaluea’ o’ Popua, best friend and bride Bridget Whittle, their children, and grandchildren. Together they formed a blended family filled with love, patience, and humility. Adored father to Monique Panoncillo, Melvin Rushing, his wife Gabrielle, Masao, his partner Shyla Foster, Romeo, his wife Megan, Damahny Whittle, his partner Tehani Tapuala, Nuangelo, Olivia Tatiana, Liliana Marie, and Thomas Moungahea. Grandchildren, Sela, Kaleo, Kenai, Taia and Amela. Nieces, Janet, Liliane, Eva Ulukivaiola, Davina, Taisia, Kailene, Khloie Vea, Rebecca Hilton and Derra McQuaig. Nephews, Vasco Dagama Jr, Angel Pasagone Tejada-Taveprungsenukul, Sione Tali, Kash Vea, Stephen, Patrick Hilton. Ocean Eale and many, many more.
Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy, and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning, and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. –Papyrus …
Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. On behalf of our family, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all. We deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy, generous support of monetary contribution, flowers, food, kind words and prayers to help us through during this difficult time of Tupoununu Vea ‘s untimely passing. Your help and support have meant so much to us all that words cannot express our gratitude for you enough. Your generosity will be remembered always. Thanks again and God Bless you all.
Oku oatu kole keu hufanga he tala fakatapu kuo aofaki, pea oku ou fakaapaapa atu ki he taha kotoa pe famili moe faheni, 'oku ou fakamalo loto hounga 'aupito mei homau kii famili ki he taha kotoa pe na'a mou 'ofa mai 'aufuato 'o lava lelei ae me'a faka'eiki 'o si'i Tupou Nunu Vea. 'Oku hounga 'aupito 'a e ngaahi 'ofa moe foaki kotoa pe, 'oku ikai ke 'i ai ha lea 'e fe'unga ke fakahounga'i'aki ho'o mou 'ofa koe lotu pe moe fakafeta'i he mafimafi 'a e ui 'a e 'Otua pea he 'ikai ke ngalo ha taimi ho'o mou 'ofa 'ia TupouNunu kae pehe foki ki he famili hono kotoa. Malo aupito moe loto hounga'ia. Tu’a ‘ofa atu.
“Tulou moe ngaahi fā kakala. Ko hai au ke u tuhu ki he la’aa? Ne u sila’i koe ‘ihe ‘Olita. Puke ‘Eta fuakava ki he ta’engata”
Rest in Eternal Peace Little Brother.