Jose "Berto" DuqueMarch 19, 1933 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 84)
HOLYOKE- Jose H. “Berto” Duque, 84, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in Sevilla, Colombia on March 19, 1933, a son of the late Dionisio and Debora (Marin) de Duque. He worked for many years as an industrial mechanic. He was a family man who enjoyed playing Parcheesi and Dominoes. Jose was also a big fan of music, especially salsa. He is survived by his loving wife, Alba (Baralt) de Duque; his children: Zoulange Duque, Luis Duque and his wife Beatriz, Soraya Duque, Shirley Saez-Duque and her husband Freddy, Suray Lujan and her husband Javier, Zuly Rivera-Duque and her husband Jose; his adored grandchildren: Abdul Calderon, Jonathan Duque, Marlon Duque, Leonardo Berrio, Catherine Berrio, Mauricio Berrio, Pedro Berrio, Feliberto Saez, Jenniffer Duque, Stephanie Duque, Nicolas Cavette, and Bryan Rivera, as well as his great-grandson Juan David Arango. Jose is also survived by his sister Alicia Duque and his brother Alfonso Gomez. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4-7PM at Messier Funeral Home, Holyoke. His funeral will begin on Tuesday January 16,2018 at 8:45AM from Messier’s and be followed by a liturgy of Cristian burial at 10AM in Immaculate Conception Church, Holyoke. The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in Forestdale West Cemetery, Holyoke. Donations in Jose’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more details please visit www.messierfuneralhome.com.