Zelia M. (Medeiros) Tavares

  • Born: August 25, 1935
  • Died: July 24, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Zelia M. (Medeiros) Tavares, 83, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Copley at Stoughton on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of 55 years of the late Jose M. Tavares. Daughter of the late João F. and Maria A. (Jordão) Medeiros, she was born and raised in Ginetes, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Zelia came to Stoughton in 1969. She worked at Corcoran Shoe in Stoughton for over 30 years before working for various companies in the area until her retirement many years ago. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and watching television but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Zelia is survived by her children, Fatima M. Pereira and her husband Steve of Norton and Filomena T. Rego and her husband Manuel and Dennis M. Tavares all of Stoughton. She was the grandmother of Sally Junkins, Peter Pereira, Jeffrey Rego, Robert Rego and Alexis Tavares and the great-grandmother of Victoria Junkins, Travis Pereira, Dylan Junkins and Lillian Rego. She was the sister of Custodio Medeiros and his wife Maria of Stoughton, Carlos Medeiros and his wife Nancy of Waltham and Alvaro Medeiros and Eduarda Pavao both of the Azores, Portugal. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Monday from 5-7 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am very sorry for your loss. Always remember her as a very nice and kind lady. God Bless her and your family

Posted by Al Serpa - Hanover, MA - Friend   July 28, 2019


I am so sorry for your loss. I loved her as if she was my great grandma and will miss her deeply. I know she is at peace now with Jesus and her family.

Posted by Luisa Silva - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   July 26, 2019

My dear friend Zélia,
so very sorry that you have left us physically, but you will be in my hearts forever. You were a true jewel.
Back to 1978 at the time of the blizzard, you and your family received us in your home with open arms. I think the best soup I ever ate was at your house, we were so cold. God Bless you, Zélia!
To your entire family and friends who love you dearly, we send our love, too and may the great memories you all have of her, somehow, ease the sadness you are feeling.
My dear friend, have a safe and smooth journey to be reunited with Senhor José.
José e Fátima Vargas

Posted by Maria Vargas - Faial Island - Açores - Friend   July 26, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of the great loss. She was a very sweet woman. She will be sadly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. Love Julie. (Copley of Stoughton)

Posted by Julie DeChellis - Easton, MA - Friend   July 25, 2019

Querida Tia Zélia, descanse em paz no eterno descanso do Senhor. Do seu irmão Álvaro, sobrinha Lisinha e família e António e família.

Posted by Elisabete Tavares - Belfast, UK - Family   July 25, 2019

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