Gilbert "Bubba" Anthony TAVARES Sr.

November 21, 1949October 7, 2020

Gilbert (Bubba) Anthony Tavares, Sr., 70, of Fort Myers passed away suddenly from a heart attack at his home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born in Attleboro, MA on November 21st, 1949 to Gilbert F. and Amelia (Dias) Tavares. Gilbert proudly served in the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge in June of 1967. He was a retired tow truck driver. Gilbert’s places of residence include Rehoboth, MA, Pawtucket, RI, Clearwater, FL, Fort Hood, TX and Fort Myers, FL. Gilbert is survived by his daughter, Peg (Ed) Markey of Fort Stewart, GA; Granddaughters, Alyssa Thomas of Texas, Stephanie Markey and Kayla Markey both of Georgia; Great Grandson, Michael Thomas III of Texas; Siblings, Lorraine Amaral of Florida, Pauline Dumont of Rhode Island and Reba Fennessy of Florida; Nephew, Thomas Kapp Jr of Florida; former wife, Cherie Tavares of Florida. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Genevieve Kestler of Rhode Island. The family will celebrate his life with a private service and luncheon at the American Legion in November. We will always remember his favorite saying: “Carry On!”.


Gilbert "Bubba" Anthony TAVARES Sr.

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Vanessa Kubach

October 17, 2020

Bubba shared a ,,once in a lifetime" moment with us on 20th of May in 2017 when my husband and I get married in fort myers beach.
5 very special persons shared this unforgettable day with us and Bubba was one of them. We are so thankful and proud that we knew each other and that we were able to share cries and laughters.
We will never forget about him and his kind and very special heart and soul.
Much Love to all friends an family,
Christian and Vanessa

Deborah Wallace

October 13, 2020

I remember cousin "Bert" when growing up, and visits to his family's home, softball in the back yard and various family gatherings. He has worked along side my Dad when he was trucking, in the 60's. He brought his wife and children to our home in East Providence, when they were still very small. It is a shame we lost touch over the years. I'm hoping for the Lord will continue to comfort his family at this time of loss. Deepest condolences, from cousin Debbie, and husband Steve Wallace