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In loving memory of
Raymond “Pip” Tavares
  • July 30, 1943
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  • December 21, 2020

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Raymond “Pip” Tavares, 77, died peacefully on Dec. 21, 2020, at his Florida home with his longtime companion, Pauline LeBoeuf.

A resident of both Westport, MA, and Mt. Dora, FL, he was born in Fall River and was son of the late Mary (Rego) Warren and John Tavares.

Ray loved life and was a caring and generous friend to many, many people. He was proud to serve as a Firefighter and EMT for the Town of Westport and even after retirement, was ready to help anyone who needed it. Ray enjoyed watching auto racing with family and friends and loved spending Saturday nights at Seekonk Speedway. He had many hobbies, including wood carving and fixing and refurbishing furniture. Ray and Pauline also enjoyed RV camping and socializing with friends.

Raymond is survived by his children, Randall Tavares and wife Andrea; Patricia Pronovost and husband Paul; his bonus children Christine LeBoeuf and partner Lisa Christensen and Gerard LeBoeuf; and his nieces and nephews. He was adored by his grandchildren Leslie, Jillian, Marguerite and Jordan, who all appreciated Gramps’ special sense of humor and colorful ways.

He was predeceased by his beloved sister and brother-in-law Irene and Antone Rezendes.

Services will be private and a celebration of Raymond’s life is planned for later this year. Donations may be made in his memory to www.shrinersinternational.org, as Raymond had collected and donated thousands of pull-tops over the years to aid Shriners Hospitals.


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  1. Steve & Sara Lou Motta says:
    10 Jan 2021
    Trish, Randy, Pauline and family.
    We are going to miss Ray's random visits as he is driving by the house. And bumping into him and Pauline at the Nook and sharing a table. He was a good friend. He introduced us at Cadime's and 40 years later we can still say, "It's all his fault!" Until we meet again,
    Love, Steve and Sara Lou

  2. Suzanne Oliveira says:
    10 Jan 2021
    We are gonna miss you so much. Thank you for being such a staple is our growing life and showing us the way so many times. What you taught and gave us cannot be bought and John & I thank you so much for that. RIP and hurt no more Pip, and there will be a day that we will all be reunited. Till then, please watch over the ones you love.

  3. Stacy Lebeau says:
    10 Jan 2021
    Uncle Ray, I’ve had such a hard time accepting you’re gone... but I know you are at peace.. I know that you are finally free! You didn’t want to be where you were and being held down was never the life for you!! I’m happy you are not in pain and you are no longer suffering. I will be forever heartbroken that I can’t see you again.. your hugs meant the world to me! Always calling me and treating me like a princess.. your smile and laughter was so beautiful and consoling... seeing you was the best feeling ever... you understood me you loved me for who I was and you always made me feel so special... the best feeling was seeing that truck pull in and I would RUN to see you... I love you so so so so much... I’ll miss you forever. But I’ll never, ever let our memories fade. Love you uncle ray... tell vovao and Vovo I love them too... miss you all xoxo

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