James Tavares "Skip" age 75 of Jamaica Plain, MA passed away on September 27, 2019 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. Skip was a very well loved man who served in the United States Army. A wake will be held on Saturday October 5, from 2-4pm at the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral home in West Roxbury, MA. Burial will be on October 7, at 2:15pm at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. James is survived by his Granddaughter Brittany Oslund and his two great grandchildren De'Ja and Trey Oslund, who he adored! His sister Linda Lucia of Woburn and her fiancee Ed Clark. Brother Francis Tavares of Woburn. Sister Susan Barnes of Medford. Sister Kathleen Tavares of Weymouth. Brother Donald Tavares and wife Anne Tavares of Norwell. Cousins Lorraine Keough of Peabody. Cousin James and Carol Samson of NH. And many many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.