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Manuel J. "Manny" Tavares

July 26, 1942 - July 13, 2021

Obituary For Manuel J. "Manny" Tavares

Manuel "Manny” J. Tavares of Winchester, MA and Ogunquit, ME passed away on July 13, 2021. Manny is survived by his beloved wife, Jane (Hickey) Tavares and his loving children Lauren Tavares Fogarty and her husband Rob of Wells, ME; Matthew Tavares and his wife Sarah of Ogunquit, ME; Melissa Tavares Eastwood and her husband Ben of Lexington and Sarah Tavares Woodward and her husband, Dan, of Cambridge. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Liam and Caitlin Fogarty, Ava and Molly Tavares, William and Jack Eastwood and Paige Woodward. Manny was predeceased by his dear parents, Manuel and Sara Tavares.

Manny was born on July 26, 1942 in East Cambridge. He spent his early years in Arlington, playing trumpet in the St. Agnes Band. After attending St. Agnes School, Matignon High School, and Wentworth University, he went on to start his own business, Tavares Design Associates, which has been in operation for nearly 50 years.

A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, Manny’s whole world revolved around the love of his life, his wife of almost 50 years, Jane, as well as his children, grandchildren and his work. His favorite places on earth were Ogunquit and St Maarten.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., in Arlington on Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm and to funeral services on Friday, commencing at 9am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Agnes Church. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to York Hospital at




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1145 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
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St. Agnes Church
51 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
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Calvary Cemetery - Winchester
686 Washington St.
Winchester, MA 01890
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Jane and family, We are so sad to hear of the passing of you husband. Tony and I met you in St. Martin and instantly felt so connected to both of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy , Tony and Janice Makovitch. Methuen, Mass.
- Janice Makovitch
Jane and family, We are so saddened to hear of Manny's passing. He was a wonderful man and a great person to get to know. A wise guy for sure as he always enjoyed poking a little fun at me! He was famous for calling me number 2 asking when I would make number 1! It was that sense of humor and kind spirit that I will remember. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Philip & Amanda Vita
- Philip Vita
Deepest sympathy to the Tavares family from a fellow 1960 Matignon grad. Manny was a grand person who was very well liked by everyone. God Bless Manny in Heaven. Sincerely, Tom Coughlin
- Tom Coughlin
I feel so blessed to have Manny and Jane as my Godparents. They were both always there for all the most important moments of my life to show their love and support. While Manny would often sit back and let Jane do the talking, you could always feel his love and see his kindness and incredible energy through his eyes. It meant so much to me every time they were there. As anyone who knows them know, Manny and Jane are the goal for marriage and family. Their love for each other and their family is contagious and admirable. I will always cherish my moments with them and will continue to build more with my Godmother and the rest of this beautiful family. My heart is with you all. I'm so sorry for this tremendous loss. We love you all.
- Christina Bartlett

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