Margaret Tavares, 97 passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis J. Tavares. Born in Seekonk, she was a daughter of the late Joseph D. and Margaret D. (Horta) Leiter. Mrs. Tavares worked for the Homestead Bakery Company for many years before she retired. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She leaves one daughter, Irene M. St. George, two sons, Louis J. Tavares and Joseph A. Tavares all of East Providence, one sister, Hermina Gouveia of Rehoboth, one brother, Marion Leiter of Seekonk and six grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Angelina Rebello, Mary Mello, Anthony Leiter, Augustine Leiter, Manuel Leiter, Joseph Leitao and Frank Laiter. Her funeral will be held on Friday 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. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 5-8.