He was the husband of Rosa Maria (Braz) Soares.
Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Manuel and Evangelina (Raposa) Soares. He was the father of Beverly Lewis of East Providence, Peggy Ray of Toccoa, Ga., John W. Soares of Lilburn, Ga., and Michael Soares of Mc Dough, Ga.; grandfather of Cheri Almeida, J. R. Almeida, Traci Phillips, Charly McGinley, Jennifer Soares and Greyson Soares; great-grandfather of Carli, Candance and Rheannon and brother of Georgiana Tavares and the late Joseph Soares, Manuel Soares, Fred Soares, Mae Andrade, Ruth Vieira, Mary Gomes and Angelina Soares.
He worked as a union carpenter and was a former member of the Bristol Police Department.
His funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at 8 a.m. from the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bristol.
Calling hours are Thursday, from 4 – 8 p.m.