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Selvino "Piney" Duarte

June 20, 1926 February 27, 2019
Selvino "Piney" Duarte
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NEW BEDFORD-Selvino “Piney” Duarte, 92, of So. Dartmouth, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Hathaway Manor. He was the husband of Lucy M. (Sylvia) Duarte with whom he shared 69 years of marriage and son of the late Manuel and Guilhermina (Santos) Duarte.
Born in Dartmouth, Mr. Duarte was a lifelong resident and was a parishioner of St. Mary Church in So. Dartmouth.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II attaining the rank of Machinist's Mate, 3rd Class. His decorations include the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal.
Mr. Duarte was employed as a supervisor at Goodyear Tire & Rubber for 36 years until his retirement and was also a member of the Goodyear Seniors.
He will be long remembered as a kind and gentle man and a friend to all.
His family includes his wife; 1 son, Thomas Duarte of So. Dartmouth; 2 daughters, Diane Vieira and Rosemary Chevalier and her husband, Moe, all of So. Dartmouth; 4 grandchildren, Tracey, Alicia, Ryan and his beloved late granddaughter, Jodi; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaila, Alexis, Devin, Joshua, Kyle, William and Gianna; several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Mary Gracia and Antone, Joseph and Gus Duarte.
Visiting hours are omitted. His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. followed by military honors. The family will receive guests in the church from 9:30-10:00 A.M. prior to the Mass. Private interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

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