New Bedford – Maria O. (Arruda) Tavares, age 101, passed away on July 11, 2018 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. She was the wife of the late Manuel Tavares and daughter of the late Francisco and Trindade (Ponte) Arruda.
Maria was born in Bristol, RI and had worked as a stitcher for Eastern Sportswear for many years.
She is survived by daughters, Zulmira Tavares, Mary Lou Perry and her husband, Ronald, Rosalie Calheta and her husband, Michael, all of Florida and Constance Lemery and her husband Raymond of Acushnet; son, Joseph Tavares and his wife, Natividade of So. Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 4 sons-in-law. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Her funeral and burial was Privete. Arrangements were placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740.
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