WAILUKU – Mayor Alan M. Arakawa today extended his condolences to the family of former Representative Mele Carroll upon learning of her passing early this morning.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of Mele’s passing,” Mayor Arakawa said. “She has been a tremendous friend for several decades now, having worked with her on the Council, on the Legislature, and especially as one of my Executive Assistants during my first mayoral term. She was a great advocate for the people of Maui County, and for the State of Hawaii. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time of grief.”
Diana “Mele” Carroll passed away at 3:05 a.m. today on Maui – surrounded by her family. Carroll resigned her seat just 18 days ago – citing health reasons. She had battled cancer for years.
In Honolulu, Governor David Ige extended his condolences to the family of former Representative Carroll.
“Mele was an outstanding representative of her district, and we will remember the results she achieved and the Aloha spirit with which she conducted her work.”