EVA E. IRVINE Eva Evelyn (Castro) Irvine passed away on May 4, 2022 at the age of 93. We were extremely blessed to have this beautiful woman as our mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. Her beloved husband Clinton M. Irvine died in 2011. Their storybook love story and marriage lasted over 60 years. She is survived by her children Clinton "Butch" Irvine Jr., Kenneth H. Irvine, Louis Keith (Cookie) Irvine, and Kathleen (Clifford) Corpuz. Granny will be missed. Grandchildren: Kehaulani Camara Bailey, Keith Keli'i Irvine, Arthur K. Camara, Kalani Irvine, Melissa Irvine Henderson, Kristina Kuuleilani Camara Sacro, and Shawna Irvine Clare. Great grandchildren: Alohalani, Karen, Peter, Kerilyn, Alexis, Alyssa, Keiley, Angelina, Amelia, Joshua, Elias, and Lydia. Great-great-grandchildren: Tehani, Kayden, Mia, Mason, Skylar, Chasedyn, and Cecilia Marie.

Granny has been described by her grandchildren as beautiful, glamorous, larger than life, full of love, adored, strong, open, frank, elegant, feisty, strong willed, understanding, charismatic, vibrant, friendly. She prayed the Rosary at bedtime when she could no longer attend Mass. Father Mario, would pray with her, administer Holy Communion and performed her last rites. Her Hospice nurse Hannah fell in love with her the moment they met.

Eva was born to Luiz Augusto Castro and Amilia dePonte Castro in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the time of her birth, her parents had already lost six of her nine siblings. Lily and Rose, her two surviving sisters at the time, were adults at the time of her birth and grew up with elderly parents like an only child. Her Papa was from the island of Madeira, Portugal. Her Mama was born on Kauai. Both spoke Portuguese and understood little English. Her nieces and nephews have expressed intense love for their aunty Eva and her life a shining example for them and opened their home to them during difficult times. Granny and papa purchased their first home in Kaneohe in 1951 and raised their family. They belonged to the St Ann's parish and took lots of joy volunteering for several annual fundraisers. They also made lifelong friends. Mom loved to reminisce about their "Kaneohe Days" and felt it was the best time of their lives. Mom would often say to her children, "My life began when I met your father." They met at a moonlight picnic at Haunama Bay and married four months later on February 7, 1948.

A celebration of life will be held for Eva at St Pius X Church, Manoa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Mass will begin at 10:00am with lunch to follow at the St. Pius hall. Burial will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2:00pm.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased