John L. Duarte, 93, a resident of Forest Park for over 48 years, died on March 22, 2017 with his loved ones by his side. He was a U.S. Army veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Battle Stars, one Overseas Bar, and one Service Stripe. 

John Duarte is survived by his wife of 66 years, Caroline; his children, Mary and “adopted daughter” Edna; his grandchildren, Eric and Gayle; and his friend, Alice. 

A visitation and service were held on March 27 at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park, followed by interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 

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