Lidia R. Tavares, 94, formerly of Heath Street died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Jose H. Tavares. Born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Eugenia (Barbosa) Rodrigues. Mrs. Tavares lived in East Providence for the last 44 years, previously living in Fox Point. She worked for the Trifari Jewelry Company before she retired in 1985. She leaves three daughters, Marie Tavares of Providence, Eugenia “Jenny” Monteiro of Riverside and Julie Tavares of Riverside, one son, Olavo Tavares of Brooklyn, New York, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Avelina Gonsalves, Maria, Joseph and Frank Rodrigues. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday 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 St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 5-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.