Germina Elmana (Almeida) Tavares, 89, of Vantage Point Drive and formerly of Doran Avenue passed away at home on December 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Manuel Correia Tavares.
Born in Agua de Pau, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Virginio and Maria Germina (Resendes) Almeida. Germina is survived by her children, David Tavares and his wife Rose, and Maria Alice de Aguiar both of Bristol; grandchildren Shawn Tavares, Monica Camara, Christopher Tavares, Emma de Aguiar, and Erin DeMedeiros; and great-grandchildren Charlotte Camara, Nora DeMedeiros, and Scarlet DeMedeiros. She was the dear sister of Virginio Almeida, Zulmira DeMello, and of the late Virginia Craveiro, Cecilia Almeida, David Almeida, Urbano de Almeida, and José Almeida.
Germina was educated in Portugal and after she emigrated to Bristol was employed at Converse Manufacturing for 20 years. She dedicated her life to providing every opportunity for her family. Her laugh was infectious and immediately recognized by her family and friends. Above all, she will be remembered for her affection and tenderness toward her family, particularly, her grandchildren.
Her funeral services will be held Thursday, January 3rd, 8 AM from the George Lima Funeral Home 367 High Street with a Mass of Christian Burial, 9 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Church 577 Wood Street. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Calling hours are Wednesday, January 2nd, 4 - 7 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Association 1 State Street, Suite 200 Providence RI 02908 or Alzheimer's Association of RI 245 Waterman Street Suite 306 Providence, RI 02906.