Jose M. Tavares, Jr., 53, of Brant Lake, New York passed away Saturday July 7, 2018 at his home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Beatriz (Fernandes) Tavares and the late Jose M. Tavares, Sr. Jose was a self-employed Carpenter for over 30 years. He was a proud member of Sons of the American Legion, Post 302, of Rehoboth, Ma. He had a passion for dancing and enjoyed life to its fullest. Besides his mother he leaves his life-long partner, Kimm Schlobohm, one sister, Jacqueline T. Scungio and her husband Thomas of Rehoboth, Ma, one niece, Lauren Scungio, one nephew, Michael Scungio and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-7. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Legion, Post 302, 84 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, Ma 02769 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.