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Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The community had responded to news of his sudden and mysterious illness last month by donating more than $76,000 in an online effort to help with his medical costs.

Aisea was born July 13, 2002, to Ausia Kakato Mataele and Ilisapesi Monika Fonua Mataele. A resident of East Palo Alto, he had graduated from La Entrada middle school earlier in 2016.

He loved spending time with his family and friends, reading, and playing football and basketball, family members said. On weekend mornings, he went on hikes with his mom. He loved being active and was devoted to God, his family and his education, the family said.

He is survived by his father, Ausia Kakato Mataele, his mother, Ilisapesi Monkia Fonua Mataele, older brother Vuki Ausia Mataele and younger brother Maikeli Iongi Mataele, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Milpitas.

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Posted by zoom
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Although I didn't know Aisea Mataele personally, in taking to a former teacher who knew him well, he was a truly an exceptional young man. How very sad this loss is. I know many are heartbroken over this tragedy.


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Posted by Maia Waissar
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Although I didn't know him too well he was a really cool guy I remember on the kindergarten buddy trip to the San Francisco zoo he was happy outgoing and he had lots of friends to be around him we were eating popsicles at the end of the school year and we laughed a lot it deeply saddens me to learn of his passing Rest In Peace Aisea our community salutes you


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