Michael D. Tavares, 69, of Dighton, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of twenty-nine years to Deborah (Sadler) Tavares.
Michael was born in Fall River, the son of the late Daniel and Emma(Franco-Mendonca) Tavares. He was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1968. Michael began working for the family business Tavares ARCO on County Street in Somerset. Mr. Tavares then worked for Somerset Marine and then for the Providence Steamship Authority, retiring several years ago.
Michael enjoyed repairing and selling boats. He owned many pleasure boats and enjoyed fixing just about anything that needed fixing. Michael also enjoyed his family and being on the water.
Survivors besides his wife are three sons: Michael Tavares of Dighton; Christopher Tavares of Jacksonville, FL; Bryan M. Tavares and his wife Brienn of Portland, ME; a sister: Jo Ann Rapoza and her husband Joseph of Swansea; a brother: Lawrence Tavares and his wife Carole of Jacksonville, FL: along with several nieces and nephews.
Michael's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 4-7pm, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset.
Burial will be private and flowers are omitted.
Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O.Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
MAY 22. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726
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