A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement, he was a superintendent for various construction companies for 35 years. Mr. Chaves was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Survivors include a son, Paul L. Chaves of Acushnet; two daughters, Jeanne L. Wordell of Little Compton and Susan E. Nobrega of Rochester, Mass.; a brother, George Chaves of Little Compton; a sister, Evelyn Chaves of Little Compton; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Rosalie Souza.
A graveside service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Tuesday, July 30, at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
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