Frank Tavares

Frank Tavares

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

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Obituary for Frank Tavares

Tiverton – Francis “Frank” Tavares, 73 of Tiverton and formerly of Warren, died unexpectedly on Wednesday July 15 2020 at his home in Tiverton.

He was the husband of Judi (Brimmer) Tavares for over 55 years.

Frank was born in Fall River, MA the son of the late Frank and Mary (Sylvia) Tavares and the Step son of James Lima of Bristol.

He was a Veteran of the US Army National Guard.

Frank was a graduate of the RI Municipal Police Training Academy. He was a Police Officer for the Town of Warren Police Department for over 14 years, before retiring.
While serving on the police department he was a K-9 officer for few years.

He had also worked for the Warren Highway Department for over 10 years before transferring to the Police Dept.

He was also the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Warren, and a member of the Warren Rescue.

Frank drove his six wheeler for Narragansett Improvement and was a machine operator for DaPonte’s Landscaping.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks, the Blue Knights, Warren F.O.P. Lodge.

Frank was also a Drum Major for the Royal Lancers.

He was a member of the Bristol County Street Rods Association.

Besides his wife and stepfather, Frank is survived by his daughters Anita Halko and Ted Young of Warwick, Dawn Ahrendt and her husband Scott of St. Johns, Florida and Miki Toner and her husband Scott of Tiverton .

Frank his also survived by his dog Fred.

He was the brother of Richard “Rit” Tavares of Bristol.

Frank was the grandfather of Courtney Toler, Matthew Ahrendt, and Brady Toner.

He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours for Frank will be held Friday July 17, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 pm.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Due to current COVID -19 restrictions, all guests must wear a mask/face covering .

Also a Celebration of his life Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd STE 3004, Warwick, RI 02886, would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation

    July 17, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    July 17, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    July 17, 2020 | 6:30pm
    Smith Funeral, Memorial and Cremation Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    July 17, 2020

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Kindred Healthcare Northeast and Kirsten (Coelho) and Ron Sultemeier sent flowers to the family of Frank Tavares.
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Lou Mansi

My condolences to you Judy,Dawn,Micky and entire family.Frankie taught me so much which sent me on the right path in my early years.We had the chance to reminisce while together on Traffic detail not so long ago.I will miss his stories and accomplishments .The best to all of you. GOD SON
Comment | Posted at 05:58pm via Condolence

Sharon Sampson

Judi, To you and your family our thoughts and prayers and Deepest Sympathy. Frank was a wonderful guy and will be truly missed.
Steve and Sharon Sampson
Comment | Posted at 09:07pm via Condolence

Wendy Halko Carrasco

My deepest heartfelt condolences to you Judi and your entire family! Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family! Frank was a very good hard working man who had a passion to help the community, and he loved his family more than anything else! He will be missed by many and never forgotten about! You are in my prayers! Love, The Carrasco Family & Halko Family.
Comment | Posted at 03:56pm via Condolence

Doris Porto

Judy and family
We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful person and friend. John will surely miss his visits with Frank and all his stories.

You are in our prayers
John, Doris, Kyle and Austin Porto
Comment | Posted at 02:40pm via Condolence

Melissa Oliveira (Langello)

Dear Judi, Anita, Dawn, Miki and family. I am so sad to hear that your husband/father has passed. My heart aches for you all. I pray for strength for all of you. I love you guys! Big big hugs...
Comment | Posted at 12:42pm via Condolence

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