Maria P. (DePina) Tavares

Born: Mon., Oct. 15, 1923
Died: Wed., May 2, 2018


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 04, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., May 05, 2018
Location: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish

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Maria P. (DePina) Tavares age 94 of Massillon, passed away at home Wednesday morning surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cape Verde Island to the late Manuel and Belmira (Gomes) DePina. Maria has lived in the area since coming here at the age of 32. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish. Maria loved her plants, gardening, crocheting and cooking. She was also preceded in death by her husband Luther Tavares, granddaughter Angela Ferguson, son-in-law David Croston, brother Francisco DePina, sisters Eugenia Baptista, and Adelina Vicente. She is survived by her daughers Adelaide (John) Teixeira, Etelvina (Virgilio) Pires, Belmira Croston all of Massillon, her beloved grandchildren; Andre Teixeira (fiancee Danielle), Michael Pires, Damion (Marisa) Croston, Consuela (Henry) McElroy, Jennifer (Giovani) Jara, Travis Croston, her precious ten great-grandchildren; De'Jae, Desean, Darrius and Destini McElroy, Maria and Caden Triplett, Keira Ferguson, Jordan Teixeira, Leah Moore, Tori Schneller, her beloved niece-daughters Belmira Gomes, Victoria Vicente, Dorothy Ramos and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 6 to 9 pm at the Rossi Family Funeral Home (730 30th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709). A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:30 pm in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish with Rev. Fr. G. David Weikart, celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.


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Gina Fontes
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family. May Bai Rest in Peace always. We thank you for the influence you all had in our lives and the love you showed us. You will always be in our thoughts.
Gina and Alexis

Judy Gresser
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
Dave and I want to express our deepest sympathy to Addy, John and the entire family.
Your mom's needle work was impeccable and my scarf will be a wonderful reminder of her thoughtfulness and generosity. Rest in the arms of sweet Jesus, Maria.
Judy and Dave Gresser

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