John Tavares Obituary

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– October 29, 2004

John Tavares, 80, of Almy Street, died Friday October 29, 2004 at home.

He was the husband of the late Evelyn A. (Ferreira) Tavares.

Born in Warren, a son of the late John and Marienna (Taveira) Tavares. He was a lifelong resident of the town.

Mr. Tavares had worked in the maintenace department at Coats of North America for 3 years before retiring in 2000, and had previously worked in the shipping, Desma Room and as a truck driver at PFI Industries, in Bristol for 29 years, and Magnetic Seal, in Warren for 9 years.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and had been Junior Vice Commander of VFW Post 122.

A communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. He was a member of the choir and a past president of the Holy Ghost Committee.

Mr. Tavares was a 50-year member of the Warren Police Reserve. He was a member of the Little Rhody FOP Lodge and the International Association of American Fire Fighters. He had played in the Warren Indian Band.

He leaves a daughter, Deborah Sousa of Warren, with whom he lived; two grandchildren, Bradley Sousa Sr. and Rachel Pavao; and five great-grandchildren; Tony, Kendra and Bradley Sousa and Kyle and Reese Pavo. He was the brother of the late Henry J. Tavares and Mary Roccabello.

Burial will be in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery.

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Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
8 Schoolhouse Road
Warren, RI United States
Phone: 401-245-4999
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