Margarita was born on January 18, 1971 to Jose and Maria Real. She and her twin brother were born in Sonora Mexico. They moved to the US when she was just a year old and later came her younger sister. She grew up in Artesia, CA. She attended Elliott Elementary, St. Linus Catholic School, and St. Paul High School. Margarita began her general education courses at Cerritos College until the birth of her first-born daughter Jasmin Margarita Real on April 2, 1991. Finally, she met the love of her life, Sean Duffy and she and Jasmin moved to San Clemente. They were married December 4th, 2004. It was such a beautiful ceremony joined by loving family and close friends. They began to expand their family and she gave birth to her first son, Liam Conner Duffy was born on July 20, 2006. Her last child, Savannah Leon Duffy, was born on October 16, 2010. The Duffy family was complete and perfect. Margarita was a full-time mom. Even Sean said, “she was the boss”. She ran a tight ship at the Duffy home and took so much pride in caring for her family. She loved to cook new recipes. Margarita loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going to the gym and family movie nights.
Margarita loved and was loved by so many. She had a large family. Sean’s parents Dale & Blaire, and 6 brothers and sisters, Kim, Dan, Todd, Steph, Bambi, & Carrie and nieces and nephews Heather, Brandon, Alli, Whitney, Jason, Kimberly, JW, Brittany, Michael, Lisa, Marisa & Sara. She was blessed to have her mom and dad, brother Jesus and sister-in law Virginia, sister Frances, and “cuÃ±ado” Jorge, she also had 2 nephews, Christian and Aidyn and 3 nieces Bianca, Gia & Valentina a.k.a “the twins”. She has tons of aunts/uncles and cousins. Margarita had so many friends that really were considered family. She enjoyed camping trips with her family, trips to Vegas, Cancun, visits to Uncle Dan’s house, and Uncle Kim visiting her home. Her favorite color was red and she loved Disney. In particular, she was OBSESSED with Mickey Mouse. She touched so many lives and was so much fun to be around. Margarita was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on September 25, 2018. She was determined to fight this Cancer and was supported by all who loved her. She fought so very hard until the last minute of her life.
Margarita, Mom, wife, Hija/Paloma, Margie, sister, moma, tia, cuÃ±ada, niece, sobrina, friend,,.you are so loved and will forever remain in all of our hearts!!
In honor of Margarita’s favorites, we invite you to please wear something with Mickey Mouse (not Minnie), or the color red.