Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth

Posted 11/9/21

Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth passed away in Newport on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Patterson) Tavares for the last 51 years.

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Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth

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Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth passed away in Newport on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Patterson) Tavares for the last 51 years.

Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Julio and Catherine (St. Angelo) Tavares.

Bob was raised in Bristol and was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, Class of 1965. After high school, Bob served our nation as a member of the United States Army. Bob earned his Master’s degree from Rhode Island College and went on to be a beloved teacher and Head of Middle School at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport for 38 years.

In addition to his wife Deborah, Bob also leaves behind his daughters: Tracey Tavares-Mayer and Tara Winston (Ted); his grandchildren: Randy Tavares (Sarah Eastwood), Dylan Tavares (Kelli), Charlie Winston, and Amelia Winston; his great-grandchildren: Teagan Tavares, Tyler Tavares, Cameron Tavares, and Arya Tavares; his siblings: William Tavares (Lorena), Paul Tavares (Carol), and Julio Tavares (Heather Miguel); and so many wonderful friends.

Calling hours will be held at Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport RI.

For full obituary, online condolences, and directions please visit www.sansonefuneralhome.com

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