Irene Duarte of Acushnet passed away Monday May 6, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the loving wife of Antone S Duarte Jr. and the daughter of the late Diniz Pimental and Adelaide (Rezendes) Pimental. She is also the grandmother of the late Melissa Duarte. Irene worked as a tester at Aerovox for many years. Irene was a devote member of the Panthers Golden Agers and the Holy Rosary Sodality and a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by her sons; Steven and wife Madeline of Rochester, Kenneth and wife Sharon of Acushnet; Her sister Sally Pires of Taunton; Grandchildren Michael Duarte, Kerri Gomes, and Erin Scott; Great Grandchildren Michael Duarte Jr, Madison Gomes, and Gabriella Gomes; She also has several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Her funeral mass will be held Saturday 9AM at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be Friday from 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Melissa Duarte Foundation 25 Bennett Road Rochester, MA 02770.