Obituaries for June 8

Patricia Ann Carvalho, 88, of Hilo died May 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Makawao, Maui, she was a retired nurse’s aide for Life Care Center of Hilo and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Big Island Portuguese Culture Club. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Judy (Gary) Puniwai of Kurtistown; son, Jerret Carvalho of Hilo; brother, James (Carol) Tavares of Kula, Maui; sister, Eileen Mattos of Makawao; sisters-in-law, Patricia Tavares and Christine Tavares of Makawao, Henrietta Carvalho of Hilo, Wilden (Jack) Tavares of Haiku, Maui; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Miriam “Mimi” C. Godoy-Pieri, 71, of Kailua-Kona died April 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a retired escrow officer and office manager. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Raymond S. Pieri of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Matthew Pieri of San Francisco; stepdaughter, Kristen Pieri of Austin, Texas; sisters, Lorriane (Thomas Summons) Godoy of Hilo and Margaret (Roy) Nuniez of Kurtistown; sister-in-law, the Rev. Renee (Edward) Godoy of Hilo; brother, Chris (Anita) Godoy of Kohala; three stepgrandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Joyce Jo Macdonald, 88, of Captain Cook died March 28 at home. Born in Idabel, Okla., she was a former registered nurse at Kona Community Hospital and member of South Kona Senior Citizens Group. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, David Macdonald of Captain Cook; daughter, Karen Macdonald of Captain Cook; brother, Pink (Maryann) Robbins of Washington; sister, Wilma Robbins of Washington; two nephews and a grandniece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty McPherson, 95, of Naalehu died May 30 at home. Born in Central Lake, Mich., she was retired from Berhends Bank in Juneau, Alaska, a Girl Scouts leader, square dancer and member of Ocean View Baptist Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Harold McPherson of Naalehu; daughters, Joyce McPherson of Port Townsend, Wash., and Sharon Madsen of Naalehu; sisters, Doris, Dorothy and Karen of Michigan; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Peter Olival, 69, of Honokaa died June 1 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Hilo, he was a noni farmer. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sons, Aza Kaliko Lehua Olival of San Jose, Calif., and Jasper Samuel PJ Nickles of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Rebecca Kari Olival Zamecnik of Kauai; sisters, Jacqueline Olival Carvalho of Honolulu, Thelma Olival Sumi of Pahoa, Gayle Olival Yogi of Hilo and Vanessa Olival of Honokaa; brothers, Michael Olival of Honokaa and George N. Olival Jr. of Kailua-Kona; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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