Joao "John" Chaves, 85, of Wareham and Bridgewater, MA, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Maria (Sousa). Born in Santa Maria, Azores, John was the son of the late Agostinho and Virginia (Soares) Chaves. He had been a longtime resident of Wareham and previously Bridgewater. John and his amazing wife Maria lived and raised three wonderful daughters in Brockton starting in 1975. After moving to Bridgewater, John enjoyed his work as the head of the custodial department at Region Park Nursing Home in Brockton and retired in 2006. After retiring, John enjoyed morning walks on Swifts Beach, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. John is also survived by his daughters, Aida Chaves of Bridgewater, Paula and the late Merrick "Rick" Jones, of Bridgewater, and Maria "Sanza" and her husband Joe Curvelo of Bridgewater. Loving grandfather of Melissa Ball, John Pratti and his wife Shauna, Meghan Jones, Stephanie Curvelo and her fianc Manny Ferreira, Matthew Curvelo, and many great-grandchildren. Due to restrictions, services and interment are private. For online guest book www.chapmanfuneral.com
Chapman Funerals and Cremations. Prophett Chapel 508-697-4332
Published by Taunton Gazette from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2021.