Born:June 27, 1936

Passed Away:November 03, 2013

Location:Peoria, Arizona

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M Nani Tadina

Nani Tadina of Peoria passed away peacefully from natural causes in her home on November 3, 2013. Nani was a Hawaiian native who filled her life with laughter and music. She was deeply committed to her Catholic faith, as evidenced by her unerring commitment to love and compassion. She spent her life devoted to healing and caring for others as a bodyworker and Reiki master. Those who knew her will always remember how she would end every meeting and conversation with the well-wishing “angels all around you.”

Nani is survived by her long-time partner Anthony Morelli. She was a loving mother to her seven children, a doting grandmother to her four grandchildren, and a joyful friend to everyone she met. A contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:00 am-12:00 pm Best Funeral Services 9380 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345 Reception 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Immediately Following Service

 

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9 Memories to “M Nani Tadina”

  1. Nani's Family says:

    Nani Tadina of Peoria passed away peacefully from natural causes in her home on November 3, 2013. Nani was a Hawaiian native who filled her life with laughter and music. She was deeply committed to her Catholic faith, as evidenced by her unerring commitment to love and compassion. She spent her life devoted to healing and caring for others as a bodyworker and Reiki master. Those who knew her will always remember how she would end every meeting and conversation with the well-wishing “angels all around you.”
    Nani is survived by her long-time partner Anthony Morelli. She was a loving mother to her seven children, a doting grandmother to her four grandchildren, and a joyful friend to everyone she met. A contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.

  2. Michael Talib says:

    I will forever remember Nani’s kindness. After my daughter passed away, Nani shared her love with my family. Her cards and emails always softened our pain. I remember getting a card from her once with hummingbirds on it. Later that same day I saw a hummingbird nest with a baby in it just outside our window. I took pictures and emailed them to Nani. From then on I think of her whenever I see a hummingbird. May all her closest loved ones find solace in the fact that she cared for and helped heal so many. Her legacy of love lives on. Well done, Nani!

  3. Juana Perez-Snow says:

    Nani was my neighbor up here in Flagstaff having moved up just recently for the summer. I am glad for the beautiful times we spent getting to know each other. On searching for information on Nani’s memorial I found the article that appeared in the newspaper about her rescuing a baby hummingbird and bringing it back to life. I said, that has to be OUR Nani ! It was just like her to do that.
    She was just over at my house the week of Oct 21-25 since my husband was out of town, ministering to me through bodywork as I was in a lot of pain. She brought over dinners and called me daily to check on me. I told her she was such an Angel for helping me in my great need. She cared for me as a mother. She even had the same birthdate as my mother, who passed away just a few years ago. I am so blessed to have know her, if even just for a short time. Angels ARE all around us and you, Nani are one of them. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone. God Bless and aloha, Nani.

  4. Sahra Jama says:

    I did not have the honor of meeting Nani, but I have heard many wonderful stories about her and have felt her kindness and generosity. My heartfelt condolences to Chris and the entire family, may you find peace and comfort in your memories and the legacy of her love and compassion.

  5. Phil Weed says:

    “Mamasan.” That’s who Nani is to me.
    Not related by blood… but always a mother to me.
    I am her son… one of many, I know…
    Souls she has touched… children she has helped grow…
    I weep for the mother of my very best friend…
    but it’s not just sorrow that brings me to tears in the end…
    her song brings joy, her love shines through…
    because of her, i can carry her message with me…
    “Angels all around you.”

    My heart, my thoughts and my prayers are with all of Mamasan’s loved ones. She will be deeply missed… and she will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

  6. Cindy Yewdall says:

    I met Nani 12 years ago, I had been in the ER for severe back spasms and was about to be release with the standard pain killers and muscle relaxers, frustrated started to cry to the ER nurse “how am I supposed to be a mother to my 1 year old if I’m on drugs?” She wrote down Nani’s number and told me she could help. I called the next day and this tiny woman came to my house carrying a massage table that was as big as she was. She began my healing process that day, physically as well as mentally, my family and I could never thank her enough. 12 years later I’ve only back to the ER once because I didn’t “listen to my body”.
    “Angels all around you”, now our Nani is one of them. I feel blessed for having known this angelic soul.

  7. Blossom Tadina Sullivan says:

    Every school morning, “Angels surround You” was a good-bye saying from a Hungarian/Portuguese mother to her young children as they got on the bus to school. Down the unpaved street from where we lived in Kihei, Maui. I was 8/9, Mabel was 7/8 then. Steven, in the first grade, Patrick and Maile yet to ride that school bus. “Angels surround You” surely must have made an impression to a young child, as well as all the other children. The years have gone by, and we all have witnessed storms caused by nature, and caused a few “storms” ourselves, We have witnessed waters flowing under bridges, and played and laughed and swam in those waters. Witnessed Wars, and lost loved ones to Wars. We lost Steven to the Vietnam War. And caused a few “wars” between ourselves. We have adult children and grand children, who have their personal life stories to share. Some of us have great grands! We all sing or hum a song everyday- for “happiness is the process, not the place”. In the quiet of everyday, or thunder of storms, your familiy, connected Ohana, your friends, at some moment of any day, in the dark of nights, any place, at any occasion, we will think of you and say, “Angels All Around You, Nani. With Fond Aloha O`e! Blossom, Patrick and Maile.

  8. Lauren "Paulette" (Elderts) Russell says:

    Being one the youngest of Aunty Eva’s children, and back in the good old days children were more seen but not heard. So later in my adult life as I came out of my shell (shyness), enjoyed meeting more family and making the connection of who’s who. Nani would visit with my mom and dad and the boys while I was away from home in the service. But when I returned home and Nani visited I had the opportunity to visit with her and Tony with my daughter and son at Hale Koa. Little visits but big impact. I remember also attending the Akuna Reunion in Vegas and meeting her beautiful family. She danced the hula and meet one of her hula students from before whose married to Issac. Talk about a small world. But with each meeting, she would greet you with a smile so bright and an embrace of aloha and “Angels All Around You.” To her beautiful family I met in Vegas and the rest of the Tadina ‘ohana, may God and all His angels continue to comfort you as Nani journeys to The Lords house to be an “Angel” all around us. May the memories continue to keep us all close to her in heart and spirit. With much aloha, Paulette and family in Georgia, Hawaii and California.

  9. DonNa Baldwin says:

    As Nani’s #1 daughter, My brothers,sisters, and I have many memories of our MaMMaSaN threwout life. She had 4 children by the time she was 23, and divorced at 25. She raised us to the best of her abilities in Wisconsin. Can you imagine Hawaiians in Wisconsin in the 50’s? Well she always made us feel proud of ourselves and we were, even though others were ignorant and often mean. She never complained no matter how bad she was feeling. She thought it was hilarious to sing “You are my Sunshine”, and we would cry, cry, cry. So we found it fitting to sing “You are my sunshine” at the end when we celebrated her life. “Angels all around you” MaMMaSaN.

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