Maria Tavares, Bristol
Born in Saint Luzia, Acores, attended school in Portugal, worked for Magic Carpet and Taylor Box
Maria Madelena (Santana) Tavares, 62, of Franklin Street passed away on May 9, 2016, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center. She was the wife of Antonio Silveira Tavares.
Born in Saint Luzia, Pico, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Vieira Santana and Luzia Adelaide (Furtado) Santana. She was the mother of Amy Tavares of Providence, Angelo Tavares and his wife Jennifer of Bristol and Emanuel Tavares of Bristol; grandmother of Rohan Akinyemi of Pittsburgh PA and sister of Joao Santana of Montreal, Luis Santana of Toronto, Maria A. Silva of Bristol, Albertina Victorino of Bristol, Ludvina Fidalgo of Toronto and Rosa Maria Vieira Santana of Pico.
Mrs. Tavares attended school in Portugal and worked for Magic Carpet and Taylor Box before retiring.
Her funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. from the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St., with a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol.
Calling hours are Thursday 5 to 8 p.m.