2006-06-08 / Obituaries

Josephine R. Duarte, 96

Josephine R. Duarte, 96, of Rumford died May 17, 2006.

Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Maria (Ferreira) Duarte. She was a former supervisor in jewelry manufacturing companies in Providence. She was the sister of the late Mare E. Pimentel, Anna Wakefield, James F. Anthony, and Frank Duarte.

She is survived by her nieces, Louise Mastrostefano of East Providence. Cheryl Knox of Maine, and Debby Duarte; her nephews August Pimentel and John Pimentel, both of East Providence, and Manuel Pimentel Jr.; and several more great-nieces and great -nephews and their children.

Ms. Duarte was an avid bridge player and loved to read. She was the caregiver for her late aunt Emelia Ferreira. She was also a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Rumford. Her funeral was held May 22 from Rebello Funeral Home in East Providence with a mass of Christian burial from St. Margaret's Church Rumford and burial at Mt. St.Mary's cemetery in Pawtucket.

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