Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Juana Prudencion Antonio, 76, of Kapaau died June 27 at her home. Born in Camaling Tarlac, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for the former Sheraton Waikoloa Hotel, and was a member of the Kohala Senior Citizens Group, Kohala Rosary Group and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Friday at the family home at 53-4070 Kolonahe St. in Kapaau for an all-night vigil. Friends may call again 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi; Mass at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at the church's cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by her sons, Efren (Betty) Antonio, Allan (Erlinda) Antonio and Joseph (Jocelyn) Antonio Jr., all of Kapaau; daughters Segunda (Tom) Antonio-Diaz and Arlyn (Joseph) Antonio-Idrigue, both of Kapaau; brother, Edro (Loly) Prudencion of the Philippines; brother-in-law, Bobby (Elsie) Antonio of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Catalina Antonio of the Philippines, and Rosalia Duldulao, Clara (Eddie) Dela Cruz and Maria (Erdulfo) Dela Cruz, all of Kapaau; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary's Kona branch.

Priscilla T. Cuaresma, 94, of Honokaa died June 13 at her home. Born in the Philippines, she was a retired business owner. Friends may call 5-6 p.m. Friday at 73-1138 Kaiminani Drive, Kailua-Kona; service at 6 p.m. Funeral service scheduled 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona, with burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Survived by her son, Benjamin "Jesse" (Suzy) Cuaresma of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Loretta (Mark) Hayes of Lubbock, Texas, Blescilda (John) Costa of Ahualoa, Marian (Greg) Baquiring of Kailua, Oahu, and Remie (Joe) Hickey of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister, Benigna Asuncion of Stockton, Calif.: 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Gregory L. Duarte, 59, of Hilo died June 25 at the Queen's Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired diesel mechanic, and a member of The New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo, he Hui Maka'i Motorcycle Club and Elvis Rock-A-Hula Baby Fan Club. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo; celebration of his life at 6 p.m. Casual attire and no flowers. Survived by his wife, Lorraine Duarte of Hilo; daughter, Gaylynne (Michael) Pakani of Hilo; brothers, Antone (Evelyn) Duarte and Wesley (Verna) Duarte, both of Hilo; mother-in-law, Magdalena Quirido of Hilo; sister-in-law, Theresa (Bryan) Holicek of Wisconsin; one grandson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary's Hilo branch.

Branden John Ferreira, 30, of Beaverton, Ore., died May 29 in Oregon. Born in Hilo, he was a manager for Wells Fargo Bank. Friends may call 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by his wife, Nicole Ferreira of Oregon; daughters, Lana Ferreira and Francesca Ferreira, both of Oregon; sons, Trevor Ferreira and Aiden Ferreira, both of Oregon; brothers, Wayland (Kimberly) Ferreira Jr., Kyle Ferreira, and Cody Wishard, all of Oregon; sisters, Nicole (Aaron) Zoller of Oregon, Andrea Ferreira of Texas and Olivia Ferreira of Minnesota; mother, Sharon Wishard of Paauhau; father, Wayland (Jean) Ferreira Sr. of Alaska; grandfather, John August (Estalita) Cardoza of Papaaloa; grandmothers, Violet Gonsalves of Paauhau, Leona Wishard of Kohala and Marguerite Ferreira of Hilo; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, hanai brothers and sisters. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Shizue Nagoshi, 91, of Pepeekeo died June 19 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired secretary for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ in Honomu; memorial service at 11 a.m., with burial of ashes to take place at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 at a later date. Casual attire, and no flowers or monetary gifts (koden). Survived by her brother, Charles Makoto Nakamura of Los Angeles; sister, Teruko Shiraki of Virginia; sister-in-law, Chiyoko Nakamura of Hilo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary's Hilo branch.

Yasuo Niimi, 83, of Keaau died June 22 at his residence. Born in Mountain View, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was a retired X-ray and laboratory technician and worked for the Hawaiian-Japanese golf course in Mountain View. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary's chapel; service at 11 a.m. Casual attire and no flowers. Survived by his wife, Dolores Niimi of Keaau; sons, Dennis (Thresa) Niimi of Keaau and Allen (Debra) Niimi of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughters, Mara (Stanley) Kerr of Keaau and Jan Dudgeon of Cody, Wyo.; sisters-in-law, Mildred Niimi of Mountain View and Taka Niimi of Keaau; brothers-in-law, Robert Yanabu and Frank Mar, both of Hilo; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary's Hilo branch.

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