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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Natalia Duarte


Interment - Private

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Jewish Child and Family Services Chicago
3145 West Pratt Boulevard, Second Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60645


Natalia Duarte, 23

Beloved daughter of Paula Freeman and Norman Duarte. Loving sister of Gabriel Duarte. Cherished granddaughter of Kathleen and Alan Freeman. Dear niece of Lynn (Toby Bernstein) Freeman. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the chapel service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Child and Family Services Chicago, 3145 West Pratt Blvd., Second Floor,Chicago, IL 60645, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Joel Levin

Sending love and deepest condolences to Paula and the family. Time will help ease the pain but the loss is like a stone thrown in the water: will ripple forever but will lessen in time.

So deeply sorry for your loss.

Alan and Marilyn Appelbaum

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Natalia's family. We are so sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. May your daughter, sister, and granddaughter's name be a blessing forever.

Anna and Igor Khayet

Dear Paula and Family,
Our little girls loved Natalia so much. She meant the world to them. We still have the colorful threads with which they all made bracelets together. Natalia was their favorite babysitter and teacher. The girls looked forward to her visits so much and they would laugh and play for hours. In school she was always there for them in good times and bad - to comfort, to read to them and just to talk. Natalia will be greatly missed. We are so sorry for your loss and wish you all much comfort and healing.

With love,
The Khayets

Laura Magid-Aloni

Dear Paula and Family,

We are devisated to hear of Natalia's passing. She was a part of our family for months this past year, helping care for our 2 children with so much attention, patience and love during the early parts of COVID. Our daughter only had one thing to look forward to at that time, and that was her "best friend" Natalia. Natalia was amazing with both our children, but also so patient with us, as we navigated the new realities of life in quarantine as working parents. She was able to connect with the kids and keep them constantly engaged and happy for weeks on end at a time when they had no one else.

Natalia joined us for Rosh HaShana dinner this year, she was truly part of our family, the world will forever be at a loss without her in it.

Sending you our love and strength at this very difficult time.
Laura and Kuti

Lisa Belgrad

Dear Paula and Kathy,
Words can't convey how sorry I was to hear of your loss. May you find comfort by being together as a family and in your memories of Natalia.
Lisa Belgrad

Aaron Zisook

Dear Paula and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I had the great pleasure of working with Natalia for 2 years at BJE. The children new her by her name as well as Ms. D. She was an amazing teacher, friend and a wonderful young woman. Our staff, children and parents all loved her. She will be greatly missed by her school family. She was extremely creative. She could walk into our art room and find what she needed and create great works of art with the children. Every day she came in with a great big smile on her face. She loved what she did and it showed everyday. All the children loved her style of fashion including myself. We also danced plenty when she was in our classroom. She brought in her music and taught different dances. The children couldn’t get enough of it. Her being apart of our classroom helped me more than she knew. I’m truly honored and grateful for the time I had with her. I’m going to miss her a lot. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
“Yehi Zichra Baruch”
“May Her Memory Be A Blessing
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