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Obitiuaries for Saturday, March 9, 2024

Michael Hanohano Vea

Michael Hanohano Vea, 71, of Anahola, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 30, 2024. He was born in Waimea, Kaua‘i, on June 27, 1952, and was a deckhand with Smith’s Boat Tours.

Preceded in death by his parents Feliciano and Ellen Vea.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Lee Vea, children Michael Vea, Jenna (John) Cox, Germaine Vea, Justin Vea, siblings Valenciano (Linda) Vea, Julia (Delbert-dec.) Lewis, Florentino Vea, Marianne (Joseph) Kanahele, sisters-in-law Donna Obrero, Hattie Obrero, Darlene Obrero Sasil, brother-in-law Jonathan Obrero, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life was held.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Randy O’Connor

Randy O’Connor, 63, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Feb. 22, 2024, in Seattle, Washington. He was born on Feb. 12, 1961, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He worked in the hospitality industry.

He was preceded in death by mother Glenda Sue O’Connor.

He is survived by wife Mercy O’Connor, daughter Malia O’Connor, son Austin O’Connor and brother Bryan Henderson.

A celebration of life is Sunday, March 17, at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by service at 4 p.m. The family requests aloha attire.

Rochelle K. Barretto

Rochelle K. Barretto, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Feb. 23, 2024, at the age of 52. She was born on Nov. 16, 1971, in Lihu‘e. She worked as an Archeologist on Maui.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Joseph F. and Lorinda Barretto and maternal grandfather Bernardino Balmidiano.

She is survived by parents Robert and Norma Balmidiano Barretto, brothers Garrick Barretto of Texas, Brandon Barretto of California, maternal grandmother Remy Balmidiano, hanai sister Diane Guerriero of Maui, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service was held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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