WESTBROOK– John G. Duarte Jr. of Westbrook, ME, passed away on March 26, 2019 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was surrounded by his wife and children. John was born on September 14, 1941 in Cambridge, MA, the son of John G. Duarte Sr. and Dorothy Hellman Duarte. John attended local schools. After graduation from Wentworth Institute of Technology, he served in the Army. After his marriage to Karen Bailey, he became a registered nurse and had a successful and lengthy career; he was employed by Maine Medical Center for 36 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Scarborough Fish and Game Association and enjoyed trap shooting. He fulfilled his life long dream of hunting in Africa and made five trips with Karen. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen Bailey Duarte; three children, Jessica Nwajei and her husband Henry, Jonathan Duarte and his wife Andrea, and Melanie Duarte and her husband Andrew Berry; seven grandchildren, Christopher, John, and Justin Willette, Adam and Ryan Duarte, and Madeline and Frances Berry; his sisters, Michele Ingalls, and Katherine Duarte; his niece Bethany Allen and nephew Christopher Ingalls; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. He is predeceased by his parents John and Dorothy. Visitation will be held Wednesday April 3, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Westbrook Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 35 Church St., Westbrook, ME 04092. A funeral service will be held at the chapel on Thursday April 4, 2019 at 2pm with internment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook. A reception will be held following internment at Living Word Baptist Church, 310 Conant St. Westbrook, ME 04092. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dempsey Center at dempseycenter.org. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John G. Duarte Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John G Duarte Jr September 14 1941 March 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Gorham, state: Maine