OBITUARY

Lt. James C. Duarte

November 24, 1940March 14, 2021
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Lt. James C. Duarte, SPD Ret., age 80 of Somerset, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Pauline H. (Blanchette) Duarte.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late James J. and Myrtle (Cordeiro) Duarte, he spent his youth in Fall River and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. He later moved to Somerset and has been a resident of the town since 1965.

Lt. Duarte proudly worked for the Somerset Police Department for over 30 years until his retirement in 2001.

He is survived by his five children, Michelle A. Ferreira and her husband Robert of Somerset, Paul C. Duarte and his wife Robbin of Dighton, Christopher P. Duarte and his wife Cheryl of Somerset, Lisa M. Duarte of Somerset and Aimee B. Duarte and her husband Joseph of Somerset; eleven grandchildren Kayleigh and Courtney Ferreira, Michael and Jonathan Duarte, Tess De Almeida, Justin Duarte, Connor and Madison Reddy, Alex Abren, Autumn and Chace Duarte; three great grandchildren, Emery and Sage Abren and Makenna Cabral and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Duarte was the brother of the late Jane Pineault.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 am in St. Thomas More Church, 368 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited. His visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. His burial will be private. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org .To send a tribute or for directions, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, March 22, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private

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Margaret Riley

March 18, 2021

To the Family of Chris Duarte,
We are so sorry for your loss. Chris has been a dear friend over many, many years. Back in the day, Brian and I would go out every Saturday night with Chris and Pauline and go dancing at the Narrows, which is now LePages. We would get babysitters and off we could go to enjoy an evening of fun. Then, on a sadder note, Chris was the police officer on duty the day my Dad had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he would die that evening. Chris was a calming influence to our family that day. Then later that week, he and Pauline offered their condolences at my father’s wake. How special that was to see such good friends. We are so grateful we were blessed with Chris and Pauline’s friendship.
Brian and Margaret Riley

Elaine DePaola

March 17, 2021

Our love and prayers to all the family. Jim was a great guy. He was very good friends of our family. Our sincere sympathies to all.

Dolores Bence

March 17, 2021

To the entire Duarte family,
One of the best, gone too soon. Jim (Chris) was one of our finest! It was a pleasure to know and work with him in my many years working for the Town of Somerset. He will be fondly remembered, I will miss his visits and stories. My sympathy to you all.

Joseph Silvia

March 17, 2021

A true gentleman loved by all. Always willing to lend a helping hand. Heaven gained a new angel. RIP Lt. Duarte!!!!

Janet Rausch

March 17, 2021

RIP, Jim.....will ALWAYS remember your kindnesses to Pauline . Following her illness , I remember our lunch meetings at the Grille, and going together, the 4 of us, Ed and i, and you and Pauline to therapy. Then to lunch. You are beside her now , and though you will be missed here, you are at peace forever. Bless you !

Kenneth DeCambra

March 17, 2021

Chris was a good neighbor, friend, husband and father, but more importantly, a good man. He will be sorely missed in our small neighborhood and community, a person who would always have a smile, a hearty laugh, and good conversation. Rest In Peace, Chris, and may the rest of your journey be fulfilling.

George and Donna Isabel

March 16, 2021

Sympathy and prayers to family and loved ones. May your memories help ease the pain in your hearts! It was an honor to work with Chris as well as enjoy the time spent with him socially on numerous fishing trips at Cuttyhunk Island. I will always remember!

sheila weinberg

March 16, 2021

Chris was a great guy. RIP Chris.

John Walsh

March 16, 2021

Just a great, great guy who I was privileged to know and spend a little time with. A good and decent man who will be dearly missed. Sincere condolences to the entire family.

John Walsh
Somerset

Ken and Rachelle Casper

March 16, 2021

Chris was a great friend and always a pleasure to spend time with. He will be missed.

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