Obituaries for May 1

James “Uncle James” Enoka Branco, 57, of Hilo died April 8, 2022 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator, owner of Branco’s Farm and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 10-10:15 a.m. Friday (May 6) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Eulogy at 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Survived by siblings, Robert F. (Grace) Branco Jr., Michael Branco, Verna Tavares, Lola (Gheeza McGhee) Branco, Anna (Curtis) Azevedo and Charlotte De Reis; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.