Obituary Listings

There are condolences waiting approval on ELDEFONSA's Tribute wall

Eldefonsa Tamayo Haire, 79, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, July 15, 2018 at The Lighthouse Nursing Home at Ishpeming.

She was born March 27, 1939 in the Philippines to Cresanto and Honorata Oirada. She arrived in the United States in 1966 and became a citizen in 1969.

Eldefonsa and her husband, Frank, enjoyed traveling and went to the Philippines several times to visit her relatives.

She worked as a seamstress at the former KI Sawyer AFB for 20 years and retired from sewing in 1995.

Surviving are her loving husband of 32 years, Frank Haire; three daughters, Dawn Lynch of Gwinn, Kristina Connors of Avon, MA and Corazon Meniano of Palawan, Philippines; a son, Felix Juvinal of Palawan; three grandchildren, Alexis Lynch, Sandi Lynch and Samantha Connors in the United States and 11 grandchildren in Palawan, Philippines.

No services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Lighthouse Nursing Home at Ishpeming, 435 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming, MI 49849 or UPAWS, PO Box 698, Marquette, MI 49855.

Eldefonsa will be deeply missed by her family and many beloved friends.

The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of ELDEFONSA TAMAYO HAIRE, please visit our Tribute Store.


Event Information

No Services

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of ELDEFONSA

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.