MISSION – Teresita Duarte, 49, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Comfort House in McAllen.
Mrs. Duarte was a teacher for many years at Castro Elementary and Alton Elementary.
Survivors include her husband, Felix Duarte; children, Felix Duarte Jr., Alberto Duarte and Adriana Duarte; mother, Irma Avila; siblings, Sandra Salinas, Hugo Avila, Susana Gutierrez, Maritza Garza and Marlen Schwichtenberg; and grandmother, Teresa Palacios.
She was preceded in death by her father Manuel Avila.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Funeraria Del Angel in Mission from 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens.