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Catherine Violet (Benes) Duarte

December 21, 1948 ~ March 6, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Catherine Violet Duarte, age 74 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023 at home. She was born on December 21, 1948 in Grand Haven, to the late Jerry and Phyllis (Hippler) Benes. Catherine married Richard Duarte, Sr. on September 26, 1969 in Grand Haven.

Catherine graduated from Grand Haven High School, and she enjoyed tending to her flower and veggie gardens in the summer months, taking road trips down by the beach and around Michigan, and watching her favorite television shows and movies.

Catherine is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 53 years, Richard Duarte, Sr.; and their three sons, Richard (Carla) Duarte, Jr., Shawn Duarte (Julie Olsen), and Derrick (Tammy) Duarte, all of Grand Haven; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose (Mike) Huntoon, Judy Midkiff, and Cindy Somers; and her brother, Bill (Carol) Benes.

A private family service for Catherine will be held. Friends may meet the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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March 8, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Private Family Service


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