Siniva Faga O’brien Tafua Saggio

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Wife, Siniva Faga O’brien Tafua Saggio, was 60 years old when she reunited with her Heavenly Father on August 27, 2021.  She was born in Tanugamanono, Upolu, Samoa and later moved to the United States and became a United States Citizen.

She married her late husband President Iosefa “Joe” Lupematasila Nanai Tafua in Apia, Upolu, Samoa, August 3, 1979, and later solemnized their marriage in the Los Angeles, California Temple on May 9, 1981.  After his passing she found another love and married Damiano Saggio on June 24, 2017.  During her life she had many accomplishments but none greater than her family’s happiness.

Siniva had the personality of a saint and was a humble servant and severed our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  She devoted many nights praying for loved one’s happiness.  She was a kind caring lady who didn’t have a bad word to say about anyone.  She gave you everything and expected nothing in return.  During her last days she was a devoted disciple of Christ by preaching the importance of temple blessings and forgiveness.

She loved to socialize and dance.  She treasured teaching her daughters and grandkids the traditional Samoan dances.  She had a voice of an Angel and sang in many choirs throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her late Husband President Iosefa “Joe” Lupematasila Nanai Tafua and her son Spencer Maluafiti Tafua.  She is survived by her current husband Damiano Saggio, her children Lawrence (Colette) Tafua, of Oregon Tammy (Junior) Hunt, Sandy (Iao) Sefita, O’Brien (Grace) Tafua, Levi Tafua, John Porter, Kassie Nielson, Stephine Legg all of St. George, and Tara (Michael) Saggio, of Las Vegas.  Her grandkids are Maggielou (Chris), Donovan (Olivia), Mena, Tegan, Talen, Kalayah, Taylee, Marlaynah, Kalista, and Meilani.  She has one Great grandchild, Caden.  Along with various other family and friends who called her mom.

The family would like to say thank you to all the many health professionals from the hospital, dialysis, and hospice that helped care for our mother during this difficult time.

Services will be held Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Bloomington 9th Ward Chapel, 3519 Manzanita Road, St. George, Utah 84792.  Family services will be held at 9:30 a.m. with Funeral (Bishop) services starting at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will follow the services at the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Donations can be sent to venmo (@Tammy-Hunt-23) or cash app ($tammyhnt89).

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, UT, (435) 673-2454.  You are invited to view or offer condolences at



Second Visitation


11:30 am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Bloomington 9th Ward Chapel
3519 Manzanita Road
St. George, Utah 84792


12:30 pm
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Drive
St. George, Utah

Guest Book

6 Responses

  1. Aunty
    .You taught a good fight. You are Strong & a Fighter. For sure will miss seeing your happy face around. Thanks for making me feel like I’m home and loved the second you knew who I was. I love you and watch over us. Say hi to my grandpa and cousin Spencer 💜 may you Rest In Peace.

  2. I truly will miss you sister Siniva, I thank the Lord for making our paths crossed in california, and for all my sweet fun memories of you and Joe..A loving, kind and humble and fun sweet spirit you are..My love and condolences to your precious children and husband you’ve left behind, RIL my beautiful sister Siniva until we meet again, dont forget our inside joke (And Chu Kno Dat) with all my love Teine❤❤❤

  3. Hey pretty lady, I will forever miss your sweet smile and your sweet heartbeat, when I first met you at our Inland Empire ward I just fell in love with how beautiful your smile was and how much you loved me, I remember spending the night at your house all the time with the twins and how you and your sister would always ask my parents if I can come over I will never forget those days and how much you spoiled me. I remember when you left I wonder where did that sweet lady go, and when I met back up with you here in St. George I thought I found my Sweet Lady again. You had the same smile and loving heart with me that I remember back in the I.E days. Thanks for always loving me and checking up on me and my son. Thanks for your testimony you always Bear of the truthfulness of this gospel of how family can be together forever. You have served your purpose here and did and amazing job and now you get to walk back into our Heavenly Fathers kingdom and be with all your love ones again and live Happily ever after. You will be miss by so many and love by everyone, I just wanna say you deserve and earned your precious wings, spread your wings and Fly High Beautiful Angel Sinive I Love you.

  4. Your last visit in Samoa when you were here with my big brother, the late Iosefa “Joe” Lupematasila Nanai Tafua, we had so many plans of the future, sadly it was the last time I got to see you both.

    SIniva your smile was so contagious, it lit up a whole house.
    Your kindness knows no bounds, your generous spirit was something that spoke of your heart. Your last facebook message to me was, “I love you sis”.
    I love you Siniva, thank you for all that you did for this side of the family. Specail prayers and condolences to your children, grandbabies and greatgrand babies and your family.

    Love always,
    Pr Ruby Meo Misa-Sabbath

  5. May your soul rest in peace dear aunty Siniva, you were such a kind hearted and humble person. We love you! To our dear cousins and all our families in the States, we love you all, Ia maua pea e outou le loto tetele, tumau pea le faamafanafanaga ale Atua I luqa ia te outou. We love you so much. God Bless❤❤❤

  6. I only had the chance to meet you one time, but I could tell you were an amazing woman!! You taught me the importance of family and forgiveness. You are such a strong woman, and will always be remembered.
    RIP ❤❤❤🙏🙏

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