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Talaiasi Sisi "Fine" Pilivi

Mar 5, 1943 Feb 10, 2023

West Valley City, Utah -

Our beloved Father, Grandpa, Brother, and Uncle passed away at home in West Valley City February 10, 2023, surrounded by family. Talaiasi Sisi Pilivi, or Fine as many knew him, was born March 5, 1943, to Sione and Mele Pilivi in Neiafu, Tongatapu.

Fine was always a dreamer and eventually left Tonga to live out his own American dream. He was the first in his family to come to America, and he took great pride in bringing the same opportunities to his siblings. Fine met and married his sweetheart, Juanita Jean Sweat in June of 1971. Together they welcomed three children, Troy, William, and Dianna. Their children gave them five grandchildren; Paul Talaiasi, Kaitlin Silia(Ty), Porter Aisea, LisiaNita Ruth, and Taulangi He Lotu Ma’u “Langi”. Fine loved spending time with his family and was always making jokes, dancing, or giving his grandchildren boxing lessons. He also enjoyed trips to Wendover with his brothers.

Fine is survived by his children; Troy (Lorica) Pilivi, William Pilivi, Dianna Pilivi, three of his brothers; Aisea Pilivi, Francis Pilivi, Kava Kokohu, and his sister; Lisimani Taiana Pilivi. As well as his grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, his parents, and three of his brothers; Ika Pilivi, Sione Taulangi Pilivi, and Sione KauVaka Pilivi, as well as sister-in-law Tu’u and nephew Sione. The family would like to thank Sam at Ashby Home Health and Hospice for her tender care of Dad during his last days.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 4615 S 3200 W, West Valley City, Ut 84119. A family only service will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., with a funeral service held at 12pm. Interment to follow at 2 pm at the Memorial Redwood Cemetery 6500 S Redwood Rd. West Jordan.

Funeral services are under the director of Affordable Funerals & Cremations online condolences at



St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

4615 South 3200 West
West Valley City, UT 84119

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St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

4615 South 3200 West
West Valley City, UT 84119

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Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City

4387 South 500 West

Murray, UT 84121

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Feb 25, 2023
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