Happy 85th birthday, Mele!

By Deidre Fanene ,

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ONE HAPPY FAMILY: Mele Luatutu Pupuali’i and family members.

ONE HAPPY FAMILY: Mele Luatutu Pupuali’i and family members.

It was a day of celebration at Salua Tai, Manono when Mele Luatutu Pupuali’i celebrated her 85th birthday with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Family and friends from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and around Samoa gathered to celebrate and acknowledge the love, the guidance and the blessings of God upon their mother.

According  Luatutu Anitelea, the joyous occasion compeered by Au’apa’au Tanielu, was highlighted by dancing and entertainment provided by Mele’s grand and great grand children and a special cake.  

“All the church ministers from Salua tai were in attendance to provide their blessings,” he said.

“Mele  is the daughter and only surviving child of Luatutu Fua and Sapini Aiono Luatutu. She married the late Letasi Molesi Pupualii and they have 9  children,  29 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

 Mele’s birthday falls on the second of July but it was celebrated on Saturday 7th of July.

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