Maria's body was found on her birthday

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Maria’s body was found on her birthday

Onehunga, Auckland

We are devastated by the sudden death of Maria, our beloved mum and nana. She was well loved throughout the Onehunga, Mangere and Samoan communities, where she dedicated many hours to help within the Onehunga Primary School culture groups. Sadly, Maria’s body was discovered at her home on Sunday 5th June. It was Maria’s birthday, a day where we should have been celebrating her life. Instead, we find ourselves grieving and devastated the loss of a treasured loved one from our lives.

Maria was an inspiration to so many people. She had so much to give to those around her, even though she didn’t have much. She was a selfless person who would do the utmost for anyone in need . Maria was kind, beautiful, humble and soft hearted. She was the most caring Nana and Mum to her Children, Granchildren, Friends and Family.

Maria has left behind a twin sister both raised together in Salelologa, Savai’i Samoa. Maria took care of her mum for many years who passed at age 97. Maria arrived in New Zealand in 1995 and have lived in the Onehunga until she passed.

We have set up this give a little page to help raise funds to assist with the Maria’s funeral. Our plan is to hold two services for Maria, one in NZ and one in Samoa. Any funds raised from this give a little fundraiser will go towards the funeral costs for both services and any other expenses relating to her burial.

Thank you for your donations during this incredibly difficult time. ACC will provide some financial support to our family.

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Services in New Zealand and in Samoa. Transporting her body to Samoa and other cost leading to her burial. Funds will be paid to Maria's next of kin, Falanisisi Bartley.

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Thank you   19 June 2022

Thank you so much, I know my mum would be so humbled and grateful for your kindness through this very challenging times for my aiga (family).

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Nick and Sonia
Nick and Sonia on 23 Jun 2022
So sorry for your loss. Nick and Sonia xx
Nicole Bartley

Thanks so much xx

Nicole Bartley
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Guest Donor on 17 Jun 2022
Nicole Bartley

Thanks so much xx

Nicole Bartley
Rose on 17 Jun 2022
So very sorry this happened to your mum and your family. Michael and Rose
Nicole Bartley

Thanks 🥰. Xxx

Nicole Bartley
Putini boys
Putini boys on 16 Jun 2022
❤️❤️❤️ from the putini boys
Nicole Bartley

Thanks we really appreciate it xxxx

Nicole Bartley
Marc on 16 Jun 2022
May she rest in love at home in Savaii
Nicole Bartley

Thanks so much xxxx

Nicole Bartley

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