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Charlene Marian (Duarte) Medina

May 22, 1941 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

 

Charlene Marian Medina was born on May 22, 1941 in Brockton, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph Duarte, Sr. and Martha (Pina, Monteiro) Duarte.

She graduated from Brockton High School in 1960. She lived her life in loving service to others and ultimately decided to stay at home as a devoted mother and grandmother. Charlene was a member and Co-Founder of The Lighthouse Of Faith In Christ Jesus, A City Mission. She was active in the church for 20 years, helping with the Youth Minisink group and as a Church Treasurer. She also worked for several years as a Nurse's Aide and in meal preparation services for nursing homes in Brockton. Charlene also dedicated her time as a transporter for Professional Family Childcare. One of her most memorable gifts was her superb baking, an art she learned from her mother. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles and crocheting. Charlene was known for baking her delicious pumpkin bread and Spanish rice.

Charlene leaves to mourn her daughters Sharon Duarte-White (husband, Howard White) and Victoria Ann Medina, her sons Wayne "Skip" Wesley McGee (wife, Christine McGee) and John "Jay" Joseph McGee (partner, Carlo Caramanna), her sister Priscilla "Pat" Gomes, and she proceeds her late siblings Madeline "Betty" Duarte Morgan, Mae Duarte Monteiro, Joseph Duarte, Jr., Eugene "Gene" Duarte, Joseph Dias Monteiro, Claire Monteiro and her sister/niece Rev. Dayan Duarte Johnson. She also leaves to carry on six grandchildren Jason, Nicole, Kyle, Natalie, Nicholas, and Michaela; Twenty great-grandchildren; her godchildren Cindi Gomes and Lafayette Hargrove, Jr.; and an array of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members and friends. We thank the Lord for giving us a blessed woman on earth; the kind of love Charlene so generously shared lives on forever!

 

Services for Charlene M. Medina will be held at the George Lopes Funeral Home located at 647 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. Visitation hours will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the George Lopes Funeral Home at 10:00 AM, followed by a burial at Colebrook Cemetery, located at 45 Essex St., Whitman, MA 02382.  

The repass will take place on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Whitman V.F.W. located at 95 Essex St., Whitman, MA 02382.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
George Lopes Funeral Home-Brockton
647 Main St
Brockton, MA 02301

Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM
George Lopes Funeral Home-Brockton
647 Main St
Brockton, MA 02301

Interment following funeral service
Friday
June 10, 2022

Colebrook Cemetery
45 essex st
whitman, MA 02382

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