Hawaii government officials are mourning the death but praising the life of Loretta Fuddy, the Department of Health director who died in a plane crash off the coast of Kalaupapa on Molokai yesterday.
“Our hearts are broken,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a statement today. “Loretta was deeply loved and respected. She was selfless, utterly dedicated, and committed to her colleagues in the Department of Health and to the people of Hawaii. Her knowledge was vast; her counsel and advice always given from her heart as much as from her storehouse