Let the memory of Curtis be with us forever in our hearts.....
  • 22 years old
  • Born on July 23, 1990 in West Covina, California, United States.
  • Passed away on August 1, 2012 in Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

This memorial was created in memory of our beloved son, Curtis Joseph Duarte, 22, born on July 23, 1990 and passed away on August 1, 2012. He will never be forgotten for who he was and the ultimate sacrifice he made. Rest easy until we see each other again....

Posted by Gina Duarte on 13th December 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, I Love You with All My Heart, you know I will Forever!❤️ As you know today was a much better day, being out with the horse’s is very calming!❤️ I Wish everyday would be as good and quick as well. I miss you so very much, one day closer though, that makes me happy. Have a good night My Birdy, I’ll see you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 29th November 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You mote than ever, I sure do miss you! ❤️It’s pouring rain which also has me missing you and our rainy day movies together! I put a really big Christmas tree in your room, it came out really good, I even added a United States Marine Corp. Ornament and the Purple Heart Ornament I got the year you were K.I.A., every year I’m going to add something new. I wish I was with you already, I know, One Day Closer! I Love You with All My Heart and Soul Birdy, see you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 22nd November 2018
Happy Thanksgiving My Birdy, I wish you were here with us. I Love and Miss You more than ever, I can’t wait to be with you! One day closer!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 2nd November 2018
Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you, I Love You, with all My Heart! For All Eternity!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 1st November 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, I Love You with all My Heart Forever! Tonight the sky is so beautiful, the orange and blue are so very bright which offset the red and purple. Even though it is different than the skies in Ohio and Michigan, it made me think of the times that we all would sit outside together and when darkness fell how You, Candice and Bradley would catch Fireflies in jars to see them glow. I’m Forever grateful to have that memory, though I would give anything to have that moment back, even for a minute. I will continue to count down the days until we are together again. I Love and Miss You so very much, My Birdy!❤️More than you know!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 25th October 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You with all My Heart and Soul, I will For All Eternity! I look back on those you knew in life, Your Dad and I, Sarah and Gracie, your Brother and sisters, your Brothers and so many more and how they love you. Also how you love them, how you were always there for them and always had their backs! So rare to find especially when it comes right from the heart, you My son had that gift! I’m so very proud of you and Forever grateful your mine. One day closer My Birdy, I can’t wait!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 16th October 2018
I Love You My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 14th October 2018
Good night My Birdy, I’ll see you in my dreams! I Love You with all My Heart, Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 12th October 2018
Hi My Birdy, I don’t think I could miss you more than I do right now, I really wish I was with you!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 3rd October 2018
Hi My Birdy, I truly love you with every ounce of my heart and soul! Forever! It has been rainy off and on and that was always our time, our cuddle on the couch movie time. I would give anything to have that time with you again, I’m Forever grateful for our memories together!❤️I Love and Miss You, I cant wait to be with you My Birdy!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 26th September 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love and Miss You more than you can ever imagine! I received a letter yesterday from Gio, I’m so glad you’re with him. I know it means the world to him, the two of you are Forever brothers, a bond never to be broken. I would give anything if I could have you both together again, I really miss those days!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 19th September 2018
Hi My Birdy, I just want you to know that I Love You with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Always!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 12th September 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You, Forever! There’s so many things I want to do with you, like the fair coming up and our plan to climb Mt. Mitten, just to name a few. Also, the closer time gets to Autumn, I’m thinking more about our movie days, snuggled up on the couch. I also think of all the memories we built together on our walks just so we had time together. I Love and Miss You to such extremes it could never be put into words. You are my heart, I’ll never let go, not ever!❤️Love, Hugs and Kisses!
Posted by Gina Duarte on 5th September 2018
Good morning My Birdy, I Love You more and more with every passing moment, with all my heart! It’s seems like only yesterday that you and Gio were out and about, Always with each other. I didn’t have to worry, you always had each other’s backs. I truly miss those days! Curtis (My Birdy) I know you will be with Gio as he goes through Navy Basic Training and throughout his career. I really wish you were here continuing your career as a United States Marine, though I know Heaven needed you My Hero to guard the gates! I miss you more than ever My Birdy! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 30th August 2018
Good morning My Birdy, as the sun rises on another day, I think of how truly blessed I am to have you as my son! I Love You with all my heart and soul, I will for all Eternity! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Always!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 26th August 2018
Hi My Birdy, My Baby, It’s always when I’m missing you the most that you do things to say Mama I’m here. Thank you for Never letting go! I Love You with all my heart, I’ll Never let go!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 23rd August 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You with all my heart, Forever!❤️I miss you more and more with every passing moment!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 17th August 2018
Hi My Birdy, it’s been another very hot day today, I’ll be happier when it’s cooler. Well today is your Dad and my 36 wedding anniversary, unfortunately I had to work. I really wanted to be with him today, I want to be with your Dad everyday, though especially today. I remember how you always remembered our anniversary, My Birdy you truly have a heart of gold. I miss you more than the universe will ever know, your the best son anyone could ever have, I’m Forever blessed your mine! We’re one day closer. I Love You My Birdy, Forever and Always, with all my heart! Love, Hugs and Kisses! Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 12th August 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love you more than all the stars in the Universe, I sure miss you! I wish time was on my side and we were together already, I truly miss our time together! Love, Hugs and Kisses with all my soul, For All Eternity!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 11th August 2018
I Love You My Birdy, Forever! See you in my dreams! ❤️
Posted by Ken Panciocco on 8th August 2018
Posted by Gina Duarte on 6th August 2018
Good night My Birdy, I Love You with all my heart, see you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 1st August 2018
Hi My Birdy, though it’s been 6 years since you were called to guard the gates of heaven, I miss you more than ever. You are Forever my heart!❤️I wish you were here!❤️ Love, Hugs and Kisses! For All Eternity!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 30th July 2018
Hi My Birdy, I wish you could have been here for your Birthday, Your Dad and I went up to your bench on the trail and sent off your balloons and Grandma Oma and Papa sent you off theirs at the house. We all went to the Legion and toasted to you for the amazing young man you are, when we got home I made your favorite, Brownies with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whip-cream. We all Love and Miss you more than you know, you will Never be Forgotten!❤️
Posted by Joseph Duarte on 30th July 2018
Has been a long 6 years since you left us my son.....but you forever remain in our hearts.....the memories we have of you, will forever be cherished by your mom and I.....Rest easy my son....until we see each other again..
Posted by Ken Panciocco on 23rd July 2018
You shall not be forgotten son. Your dedication to your fellow Marine makes you a hero in the eyes who remain. Your mom and dad miss you....keep watching over them. Every Guinness i drink i always think of you. Salute my young Marine.
Posted by Gina Duarte on 14th July 2018
❤️Hi My Birdy, I Love You so very much more than you will ever know, with all my Heart and Soul. Thank you for being by my side when I was sick and giving me the strength I needed to get through it. Even now you never let go, as I will never let go of you. You are Forever My Heart!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 5th July 2018
❤️Hi My Birdy, I Love You, Forever and Ever! I’ll see you in my dreams, seeing you,Tj,Eugene,Hunter,Niall and Steven was priceless! You always are here when I need you! Love, Hugs and Kisses with all my heart!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 4th July 2018
Happy Forth of July My Birdy, today I can here you say, “Good Times!”
Posted by Gina Duarte on 28th June 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You more with every passing moment, you give me the strength to keep me going. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I want to be with you. Thank you for being the greatest son ever and never letting go. Love, Hugs and Kisses! Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 20th June 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You, with all my heart! Forever! I just found out the other day that Gio got sworn in to the Navy, I know the Marine Corp. has his heart, though he isn’t able to take that path yet. The two of you have a bond of brothers and I know you keep him with you, as he does you! You touched so many hearts, built so many memories in ways that will never fade away! I’m so proud of you My Birdy (Curtis), you are Forever my heart! I Love and Miss You more and more as time goes by! I can’t wait to be with you!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 15th June 2018
I Love You My Birdy, more than you will ever know, with all my heart, Forever!❤️ See you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 14th June 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, so much closer to being with you, not a moment goes by that I don’t think about you and the memories we built together. They are truly priceless! Father’s Day is coming up, I wish I could give you back to your Dad, even for a moment! We love you more than you will ever know, with all our hearts, Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 8th June 2018
My Birdy, I Love and Miss You so extremely much, you are Forever the handprint on my heart!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 7th June 2018
I LOVE YOU My Birdy! With all My Heart, FOREVER!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 6th June 2018
Hi My Birdy, another day in time passed and one day closer to being with you, your Dad and I are truly missing you more than ever, we do all that we can to hold each other up. Your presence helps us through the day, we just want you to know we Love You with all our hearts and souls, For All Eternity!❤️ Love, Hugs and Kisses!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 30th May 2018
Hi My Birdy, it seems the days with out you here, become hard and harder, you are loved with all my heart. I truly miss our time together we had the best times of my life and I’m truly grateful for the memories!❤️ You are My Forever!❤️Love, Hugs and Kisses! Always!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 24th May 2018
Hi My Birdy, I’m Really Seriously missing you, I wish I could be with you even for a moment. I Love You, with all my heart, Forever, For All Eternity! I truly wish I was with you already! Love, Hugs and Kisses!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 17th May 2018
Hi My Birdy, thank you for the message today, I really needed it! I’m so Forever grateful your mine and for never letting go! I Love You with all the pieces of my heart, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs and Kisses!❤️I’ll Never let go!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 16th May 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You with all My Heart and Soul. I never missed a call from you ever, I remember so well if the call was lost, I felt like I couldn’t breath, the feeling of lose of conversation with you was unreal. I still feel that way now when I can’t access your Forever Missed page, it’s heartbreaking. I miss you so incredibly much more than I can even begin to say! You will always be My Heart!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 10th May 2018
Hi My Birdy, I Love You, For All Eternity! I wish we could go for a walk like we use to, not having any plans, except to be together!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 9th May 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, I Love You, Forever! I was looking at the photo you and your brothers took together in Afghanistan for Mother’s Day, it’s one of my favorite pictures, I sure miss you! You are will always be my heart, I’m truly grateful for all you did and continue to do, I couldn’t do life without you with me. I always wanted to tell you thank you so very much for bringing Sarah into our lives, she is always there for us, unconditionally, she loves you more than you will ever know, as do I, we always will! I’ll see you in my dreams My Birdy! Love, Hugs, and Kisses! For All Eternity!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 3rd May 2018
Hi My Birdy, there is not a moment that goes by where I don’t think about you, you are My Heart! it’s been over six years now since the last time I held you, I miss that so extremely much. You are your Dad’s and My greatest Love, our Hearts, and we can’t wait to be with you again, we hope soon! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 2nd May 2018
Hi My Birdy, I wish everyone in the world could be as polite and caring as you are, the world would be a much better place. It rained, hailed and snowed, with sunshine at the end, all in the same day. So many incredible memories together with you all at the same time, what a truly happy place in time. I Love and Miss You My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, Forever!♥️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 26th April 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, another day in time down and one day closer to you! Family day is this Saturday at the Grand Canyon, I really wish you were here, you would have loved it, especially the ZipLine. So many things I still want to do with you, we had so many incredible memories. I hold onto those memories, my happy thoughts! I Love and Miss You My Birdy more than ever. I’m counting the moments until we are together again!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 26th April 2018
Good Evening My Birdy, another day in time down and one day closer to you! Family day is this Saturday at the Grand Canyon, I really wish you were here, you would have loved it, especially the ZipLine. So many things I still want to do with you, we had so many incredible memories. I hold onto those memories, my happy thoughts! I Love and Miss You My Birdy more than ever. I’m counting the moments until we are together again!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 23rd April 2018
Good night My Birdy, I Love You with all my heart, Forever! See you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 19th April 2018
Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I love you, I always will, with all my heart and soul, Forever. I’m so looking forward to being with you again. Good night Baby, I’ll see you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 19th April 2018
Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I love you, I always will, with all my heart and soul, Forever. I’m so looking forward to being with you again. Good night Baby, I’ll see you in my dreams!❤️
Posted by Gina Duarte on 16th April 2018
Hi My Birdy, Your Dad, Grandma, Papa and I are at the legion, it’s good though I would give anything to be with you. You would seriously have been the life of the party. I truly miss our times together! Love, Hugs and Kisses❤️Always!❤️

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