The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001057820-01
Funeral Notices

JANE CHITOSE HIRANO Age 98, of Honolulu passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side, on December 16, 2017, after a recent illness. We will be eternally grateful for the loving blessings of her life on all who met her and for the beautiful lessons of life that she shared with everyone. She was blessed with the Japanese name "Chitose" which means "long life" and "a thousand years," a name she most definitely embodied. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Phillip T. Hirano, in May, 2009. Jane retired as a Purchasing Specialist Supervisor from the Department of Accounting and General Services for the State of Hawaii after many years of service. Jane had many diverse interests in her life, but first and foremost, she was a devoted and deeply loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who valued her family immensely. Though she loved baking, cooking, sewing, needlework, hula dancing, ukulele playing, lei making and traveling to many places in the world, she’ll always be remembered for "Aunty Jane’s Rolls." Jane was the oldest of six children and was born in Makaweli, Kaua’i to Moto Nagoshi and Tomoso Goto. Brothers: George, Renji and Yoshio Goto. Sisters: Sumile Francisco and the late Tsuyako Sato. Jane is survived by her three children: Bradley Hirano (Lisa) of Honolulu; Pamela Hirano Lee (Duane) of Mission Hills, KS and Sandi McDaniel (Samuel) of Honolulu. Grandchildren: Ashley Hirano (Joe Villasenor) of Solana Beach, CA; Dayna Lee of Honolulu; Kelsey Johnson (Trey) of Belton, TX and Jensen McDaniel of Honolulu. Great granddaughter: Zara Villasenor and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Private family inurnment at Punchbowl, The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. No flowers or koden. If you so wish, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the entire staff and residents of The Plaza at Waikiki for making the last year of her life one filled with new friends, great meals and countless activities. Their patience, kindness and nurturing will always be remembered. We also wish to thank the staff at St. Francis Hospice Home for caring for her with tremendous dignity and respect. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC