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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

Big Island police advise of traffic-pattern changes for Auntie Dottie's funeral

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Two papale, one in memory of Auntie Dottie Thompson and the other for Uncle George Naope, were on display Wednesday at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.

REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Hawaii County police are advising motorists that there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiolani Street in Hilo on Saturday, April 17, to accommodate people attending the funeral Mass for Dorothy "Auntie Dottie" Thompson.

Traffic will be directed in the Puna, or southerly, direction on Kapiolani between Waianuenue Avenue and Haili Street. The one-way pattern will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During those hours, parking will be allowed on both sides of Kapiolani.

Thompson, one of the founders of the Merrie Monarch Festival, died last month at the age of 88.