Anna E. Duarte, a resident of Windemere Nursing Home, died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Saturday morning, April 1. She was 91.

She was the former wife of the late David Duarte; mother of Diane Mello and her husband, Michael, of East Freetown; grandmother of Kelly Ann and her husband, Sean; great-grandmother of Anduin; and sister of Doris Amaral, Patricia Suchy, George Medeiros and the late Louise Robinson and the late Charlotte Tucker.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs, officiated by Rev. Dr. Leo Christian. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m.. Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Legion Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 257, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2214, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

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