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Stephen Eugene Tavares

April 10, 1965January 19, 2021

Stephen Eugene Tavares was born on April 10, 1965 in Warwick, RI and passed away on January 19, 2021 and is under the care of Romano Funeral Home.

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Elaine and Ben, Ayva Sartori

February 4, 2021

It was with tremendous shock and sorrow that we learned of Steve’s unexpected death. God must have needed him desperately to take that smiling face, those sparkling eyes and that unending humor away from those who loved him dearly here on earth! Our sincere condolences to Jeannie and Vinny, Tayla, Donna and Jimmy and all those who knew him, grew up with him, worked with him, and were able to enjoy his zest for life. What a great guy- he will be sorely missed! Rest In Peace, Steve- Heaven has to be a happier place with you in it!
Elaine, Ben and Ayva

Ralph Fantasia

January 30, 2021

Steve and I first met each other back at St. Mary's. We became good friends, and enjoyed many laughs together over the years. I remember how we could use a simple line from a movie or comedy bit at the right time and it would cause our group of friends to bust a gut laughing. While we went out separate ways after high school, his sense of humor and pleasant personality always stuck with me. Even to this day, whenever I hear an old Steve Martin joke or watch an old Mel Brooks movie, I think of Steve. Steve touched many and always left them with a smile. Rest in peace, my old friend. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Lori Fox

January 29, 2021

So very sorry to hear of your loss! I have know Stephen for many years and he was such a wonderful person! RIP Stephen

mary Lenkewicz

January 28, 2021

Stevie, you are already truly missed. You know aunty always loved you and we had so many wonderful times together. We laughed and hugged and shared many precious moments in life. We goofed around a lot, and Bilsky, you and I had so much fun together, as well as just you, and I did. Aunty Ree will always love and miss you. Now, To Tayla, Jeanne, Donna, and Vinnie....I am so sorry for your loss also, and want you all to know that I am only a phone call away, as I am sure you already know that. I am praying and I am hugging you all in my heart. Stevie, you went too quickly. I love you. Love, your aunty Marie

Gerald Proulx

January 28, 2021

Wow, I can’t believe Steve has passed. I met Steve through his best friend Bill Bilsky.
Always had a good time and a lot of fun when he was around.
Steve left this world way to soon!
RIP Steve, you will be missed by all!

Donna Hawes

January 28, 2021

Beloved son of Vincent & Jeanne Difalco Father to Talya Tavares,brother to Donna Hawes Difalco and brother in law to James Hawes.Steve resided with his daughter Tayla Tavares and fiancé Jeff Beltran in Providence Rhode Island. He graduated from Cranston West and lived in Cranston most of his life . Steve was a Military Veteran who proudly served in the 82nd airborne .Steve was a passionate arborist & landscape designer. He loved his music with a passion, he loved to sing ,write songs and play his guitar for hours, Steve was a humble and simple person,  never jealous, always giving and helping others . He was unique in every way, Steve enjoyed doing shows in Las Vegas with his family, and looked forward to enjoying a big juicy steak and playing the slots, He loved just sticking a spoon in a big tub of frosting and eating it, he loved cup cakes. Oreo's. Star Trek ,westerns, crosswords, Steve was very Intelligent, watching Jeopardy and knowing all the answers. He was so funny and would light up a room with his sense of humor. If you were down he would lift you up. I mean it could be the worst day you ever had and in just a few words he could put a smile on your face.  Steve will be so missed by his family, friends and girlfriend Stacy. May god make him an angel in Heaven because that is what he was on earth to all of us.
Services will be Private
Saint Ann's Cemetery will be his resting place located section 45A center wall with statue Virgin Mary and child Niche C6

Bill Doster

January 28, 2021

I probably haven’t seen Stephen in 20 years. But I never forgot that if he wasn’t smiling or laughing he was making other people smile or laugh. Just a nice guy.
May you Rest In Peace Stephen

Kimmie Blanchette

January 28, 2021

God bless you Stephen🙏
I'm so very sorry to the family for their loss
Kimmie Blanchette


January 28, 2021

My heart goes out to Vinny, Jeanny, Donna and Tayla. My prayers are with you all.

Lucille Doster

January 28, 2021

Stephen was my son-in-law. Always laughing and so easy to get along with. My favorite memory was when he said that he didn't need a wife, he just needed a mother-in-law. Funny guy! Rest in peace Stephen.💕