John Tavares
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John Tavares

October 29, 2004

John Tavares

October 29, 2004

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Obituary for John Tavares

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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