Maria Dores Duarte Martins, 57

Maria Dores Duarte Martins, 57, passed away October 27, 2021. She was born on March 15, 1964, in Rio
After immigrating to the United States, she taught herself English through American television and
music. Maria was a hard worker and a caring and loving mother. She was a devoted housekeeper and
never let anything in her life hold her back. Self-reliance was what she was known for and always had
her children’s best interest at heart.
Maria is survived by her beloved children, Pedro Bayless (Eve Wickard), Carlos Filho, and Karla Duarte
(Max Boanerges); grandchildren, David Boanerges and one on the way; and former spouse, Dana
A visitation will be held at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 12 p.m.
to 2 p.m. with funeral service to follow. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-

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