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Olive Tavares

February 11, 1923 November 13, 2018
Olive Tavares
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Obituary for Olive Tavares

NEW BEDFORD-Olive (Amaral) Tavares, 95, of So. Dartmouth, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at The Oaks. She was the widow of David Tavares and daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Xavier) Amaral.
Born in New Bedford, she resided in So. Dartmouth for 68 years where she was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church.
Mrs. Tavares was employed as a stitcher in various area mills including Paul Modes until her retirement.
She was a member of the ILGWU and the Thursday Club at the Dartmouth Senior Center.
Mrs. Tavares enjoyed spending time with her family, and was especially proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and was happiest when everyone was well fed.
Her family includes her 3 sons, David A. Tavares and his wife, Carol J., Randall Tavares and his wife, Pamela, all of No. Dartmouth and Gary Tavares and his wife, Beverly of So. Dartmouth; 8 grandchildren, 1 step-grandson, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary De Lima.
Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Her funeral will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 8:45 A.M. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Mary's Church, So. Dartmouth at 10:00 A.M. Interment in St. John Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guestbook and directions, please visit

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