On Jan. 20, 1965 an angel came to us. On April 16, 2011 heaven got an angel.
Tony came to the U.S. in 1971 at the age of six. He was a student of Turlock schools and Turlock Community Continuum College for over 20 years. He spent the last 10 years at home.
He is survived by his mother, Dalila F Duarte of Turlock; brother, Joe Duarte and his wife, Jeanne, of Lake Elizabeth; sisters, Lucy Machado and her husband, Joao, of Turlock and Emily Chaves and her husband, David, of Oakdale; nephews, Joe and James Duarte, Doulgas Alves and Peter Machado; nieces, Susie Machado-Flores and Patricia Duarte; great nieces, Marissa Pineda-Machado and Monet Coffman; great nephew, Michael Coffman; godparents, Antonio and Maria Irene Ceolho of Artesia; and uncle and aunts, Antonio and Emily Costa and Tersesa Dinis, all of Canada; numerous cousins; and caregivers, Germana Avila, Ira Espinola, Maria Mancillia and Vicky Paz.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jose C. Duarte; and grandparents, Antonio and Palmira Dinis, and Joaquin and Josephine Correira-Duarte; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias chapel. Rosary/Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Rd., Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Services are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service of Turlock, www.whitehurstnortondiasfunerals.com.