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Dorene Marie McSweyn Nunes Cates
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1943
Death: Sep. 12, 2006
California, USA

Class of 1961..


Dorene was born on April 15, 1943, and after a long and brave battle with cancer, Dorene Cates passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, surrounded by her family.

The family would like to thank the California Cancer Center, Dr. Michael Moffett and the entire staff for their kind, compassionate care throughout her fight. You gave her four wonderful years with good health and for that we are forever grateful.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Malcolm McSweyn; her son, Christopher McSweyn; her parents, Frank and Hazel Nunes; her brother, Marvin Nunes; and her sister, Bonnie Caetano.

Dorene is survived by her husband, Robert F. Cates; daughter, Jennifer Borges and her husband Jeremy of Kerman and their three children Zoe, Malcolm and Frances; and daughter, Shannon Everett and her husband James of Hughson and their two daughters Marissa and Megan.

Marvin F. Nunes, Deceased
Rennie Nunes,
Rex Nunes,
Leon Nunes,
Tim Nunes,
Loretta Nunes Emmett, all of Fresno
Marvalee Hergenroeder
Bonnie F. Nunes Caetano, Deceased
Dorene Nunes McSweyn-Cates, of Kerman, Deceased
Wilhelmina Nunes Salwasser of Clovis and
Christine Nunes Stahl of Half Moon Bay.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Sunday, September 17, 2006, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., with Recitation of the Rosary in the Chapel at 6:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Monday, September 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw #201, Fresno, CA 93711 or to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Twain, Suite C-1, Fresno, CA 93711.

WHITEHURST Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home 1525 E. Saginaw, Fresno

Published in the Fresno Bee from 9/16/2006 - 9/23/2006.
Family links: 
  Frank Nunes (1913 - 1985)
  Hazel Margaret Nunes (1917 - 2004)
  Christopher N. McSweyn (1970 - 1992)*
  Dorene Marie McSweyn Nunes Cates (1943 - 2006)
  Bonnie F. Nunes Caetano (1944 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peters Cemetery
Fresno County
California, USA
Created by: D.A.R.
Record added: Sep 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15767587
Dorene Marie McSweyn <i>Nunes</i> Cates
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Dorene Marie McSweyn <i>Nunes</i> Cates
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Dorene Marie McSweyn <i>Nunes</i> Cates
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