Laurie Lee Tavares
(August 6,1975-November 27,2003)
Laurie Lee Tavares was born on August 6,1975 in New Bedford Ma., to her parents Eufrosina and John Tavares. She was there first born. Laurie’s parents migrated to America from Portugal in 1973. She was raised in a strong Portuguese household.
Laurie had a passion for singing and dancing which started in her early childhood years. This artistic side of her blossomed more with each passing year. She attended Greater New Bedford Vocational High School, where she majored in Painting and Decorating and graduated in 1994.
She was enrolled at Lasell College majoring in fashion and had dreams of becoming a fashion buyer. She maintained a consistent grade point average of 3.9, and was to graduate in May of 2004.Laurie never got the chance to walk the stage to accept her well deserved Bachelor of Science diploma.
On November 27th of 2003, Thanksgiving Day, Laurie spent the day cooking and celebrating with her family .Right after her families tradition of putting up the Christmas tree, Laurie left to celebrate with her boyfriend, Jared. She never made it back home that night. Laurie was killed by a drunk driver shortly after leaving Jared’s. This biography is written by me, Laurie’s younger sister Jennifer Tavares. My sister’s story should not have ended that dreadful night. Laurie was an innocent victim, full of life to give and receive, and it was all taken so abruptly from her and all that loved her. Her loss is unexplainable and the effect unbearable. My mother, myself, family, friends and the world are deprived of a truly amazing soul. Rest in peace my beautiful angel, you are truly missed and forever in our hearts.