The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001230038-01
Funeral Notices


Age 85, went to Heaven on Friday, August 16, 2019 while in Hospice @ Wahiawa General Hospital Long Term Care.
The eldest of 4 children, Penny was born on January 19, 1934 in Waialua, Hawaii @ Waialua Hospital to Mileton and Bonifacia Pocot Grado. She was a cook/prep cook for over 40 years at several eateries in the Haleiwa/Waialua area. Dawn’s Place, Snow Fire, Country Drive-In just to name a few and lastly the infamous Pizza Bobs of Haleiwa where she was well-known for her Portuguese Bean Soup.
She is Survived by her Husband of 68 years, Benjamin Ballesteros Sr. CHILDREN: Benjamin Ballesteros Jr (Cheryl), Patricia Wong (Calvin Jr), Paulette Rivera (Chuck), Laurie Ballesteros (Germaine) and Francine Perreira (Jerry Jr). GRANDCHILDREN: Calvin (Chanda), Peni (Beau), Jarrod, Christopher (Angela), Nolan (Ashley), Jodi (Anthony), Jerry III, Marisa (Ryan), Justin (Sarah), Jessica, and Jordan. GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Charee (Chase), Micah, Cheye, Cherysh, Kaianne, Chaeli, Brooklen, Brianna, Ezekiel, Ellianah, Calvin IV, Chasen, Nicholas, Ashtin, Urijah, Aiden, Oraelia, and Jaxx. GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILD: Charlee; BROTHERS: Fausto Grado (Phyllis), Michael Grado (Adele deceased) and SISTER Carol Shackelfurd. Also, many many nephews and nieces. Penny’s greatest joy was being with her entire family, especially all her grandchildren.
Please join her family in celebrating her life on September 17, 2019 @ St. Michael’s Catholic Church @ 67-390 Goodale Avenue Waialua, Family Visitation: 8:30am-9:30am, Public Visitation: 9:30am- 10:30am, Program/Final Visitation/Mass: 10:30am-12pm.
Lunch to follow in St. Damien’s Dining Hall located behind the church @ 12:00pm-1pm.