Raymond R. Tavares

March 27, 2019


Raymond R. Tavares, 87, of Taunton, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at LifeCare of Raynham. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Taylor) Tavares.

Raymond was born in Fall River, the son of the late Manuel R. and Fransilina (Silver) Tavares. He was educated in Fall River and then worked for Reed and Barton for over twenty years as a R buffer. Ray also worked part time at Market Basket in Raynham. Mr. Tavares was inducted into the New England Country Music Hall of Fame. Ray enjoyed blue grass and country music. He also played in several bands throughout the area. Ray enjoyed crabbing and clamming down the Cape. He loved to attend and camp at outdoor music festivals.

Survivors are two sons: Glen Tavares and his wife Lisa of Taunton; and John Taylor of Fall River; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; a sister: Alice Millott of Tiverton; along with several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Georgina Galler and Mary Brilhante.

His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 10am, in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton. Burial to follow in Mayflower Hill Cemetery Taunton.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 4-7pm, in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Calling Hours

MAR 31. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Service

APR 1. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780



Mayflower Hill Cemetery
235 Broadway
Taunton, MA

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