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Kenneth A. Tavares

d. February 17, 2021

New Bedford – Kenneth A. Tavares, age 80 of New Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla (Souza) Tavares.

Kenneth was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Alfredo Tavares and Dominga (Pina) Tavares. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He later went on to work as a prison guard at the MCI-Walpole Prison and then as a police officer for the City of New Bedford. He was also a prize fighter in his earlier years.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Tavares, his daughters, Jennifer Tavares and Deana Tavares; his sons, Jonathan Tavares and Kenneth Tavares; step-children, Patrick Hughes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings, Antonio, David, Daniel, Geraldine “Jaye”, Linda and Margaret Tavares, Carolyn DaLomba and Caroline Silva; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his step-son, the late Michael Hughes and his siblings, the late Alfred, Eugene, Stephen and Maurice Tavares and Rosemary Johnson.

Kenneth’s funeral services are private.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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