Deidra Ann Tavares

February 9, 1999January 26, 2021

Deidra Ann Tavares, 21 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Suzanne (Tavares) Pacheco and Jorge Pacheco of Dartmouth.

She was educated in the Dartmouth school system and most recently was attending S.M.E.C. in Fairhaven.

Deidra had a beautiful soul and enjoyed making people happy. Being a child at heart, she made every holiday very special. She enjoyed working on her computer, listening to music, loved butterflies, rainbows, pink sunsets, her dolls Apple Dumpling, My Little Pony and the Disney princesses especially Merida. Deidra loved the color pink and would have painted the world pink if she could. Her family loved their little princess and she will be deeply missed.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her siblings, Adriana Tavares, Victoria Gonzalez, Johnathan Cinnamond and Isabella Pacheco; her grandparents, Debra and Winston DeFreitas and Gilberto and Teresa Tavares; her great grandparents, Everett and Natalie Frias and Eduarda Tavares; her godfather, Steven Frias and his wife Sandra; her godmother, Suzanne Brito; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Please wear something pink in memory of Deidra. Her funeral and burial will be private. Flowers are welcome or donations in her memory can be made to

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  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, February 1, 2021


  • Funeral and Burial are private


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Ashley Kocur-Pierpont

February 10, 2021

Deidra brought so much sparkle, fun and love to my classroom over the years. From the Disney Sing-A-Longs to the Just Dance-athons and everything in between, she brought so much joy to all of us around her. We will miss her dearly but will continue to honor her spirit by building a butterfly garden outside of our classroom for her.

Patricia Brown Borden

February 9, 2021

To her mother, I never met your daughter. Seems like so many knew and loved her. I was on the group on Fb when you were searching for the paper. I hope you got many. I can’t imagine your terrible pain and from what you and others said she was pure joy. Hope your beautiful memories of her brings you comfort and joy. 💕

Hannah Wolcott

February 8, 2021

Deidra, you were the most sweetest girl I have ever met. I will never forget your beautiful smile and laugh. You would light up a room as soon as you walked in. May you and your family be in our thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you Deidra R.I.P girly 💗

Love , Hannah wolcott

Valerie Gelinas

February 1, 2021

My name is Valerie Ann Gelinas. I was blessed to be with Deidra from pre-school through High School in the Dartmouth Public Schools. I have so many special memories of wonderful times with Deidra; too many to mention them all.
Special Olympics, birthdays with family, Disney princesses, dances, and "special friends" like Eric. One of the most memorable was her 16th birthday when she belted out "Let it Go" from Frozen! And ended with a special Deidra princess flourish!
And a Graduation that was perfect - complete with fireworks - totally amazing!!
Deidra's smile and laughter lit up a room and she always knew when people needed a hug. She will be sadly missed; her shining spirit and loving heart remains. Love you always and forever, Mrs. "G"

Kathleen Baldwin

February 1, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences on the passing of dear Deidre. Having work with her in OT for many years , she will be missed. Her contagious smile brighten up every space she entered . May she Rest In Peace 💖

Kathleen Baldwin

Candis Braga

February 1, 2021

Deidra was the sweetest kid I’ve ever met. Sometimes years would pass before I was able to see her and she always had a big warm hug for me. She had such a beautiful soul. I remember her as always happy and smiling and that’s how her memory will live on for me. RIP sweet girl.

Roland Abi Ramia

January 31, 2021

Deidra was a friend who could light up the room because she was kind and friendly and I will never forget that about deidra

michaela costa

January 30, 2021

I am sorry for your lost Dedria was a great friend I am glad I got to know her I will never for get her smile she was a great friend

Marianne Beauregard

January 30, 2021

We will forever remember Dee for a few reasons... Sharing pizza and ice cream is at the top of James' list, but also her sweet smile, funny personality, and beautiful singing.
You definitely have made your mark on this world and
Whenever we see pink we will think of you dear girl.
💗Rest in Peace Dee💗
Prayers and our deepest sympathy to all of Dee's family and friends,
James Beauregard and Family

Uncle Mark

January 29, 2021

My heart weeps for you my dear friend Suzie and family. Know you are loved and Angel's surround you forever.

Heaven certainly needed a bright shiny angel.