Robert P. Soares

January 1, 2008

NEW BEDFORD - Robert P. Soares, 51 of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 after a long illness in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Joseph M. and the late Anita L. (Fredette) Soares, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. Mr. Soares had been employed by Boston Towing and Transportation as a truck driver. Prior to that he worked for the Town of Fairhaven DPW. He was a member of the Fairhaven Varsity Club and loved listening to and recording music. He is survived by three brothers, Joseph Soares and his wife Deanna of Rockland, ME, Norman J. Soares of Fairhaven and Ernest W. Soares and his wife Dolores of Swansea; four sisters, Roberta J. Costa and her husband Milton of Florida, Sylvia Parr and her husband William of Fair Oaks, CA, Jeanne Zawrotuk and her husband Gene of Butler, PA and Maureen D. Cordeira of Fairhaven; an aunt, Connie Fredette of Fairhaven; an uncle, Jean Fredette of Dartmouth; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven with a funeral service at 7:00 PM. Cremation will follow. For Light a Candle, Memorial Register Facilty Directions go to or call (508)994-9471.

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