Berlin – Marvin C. “Moe” Tarves, 77, a former longtime resident of Hudson, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at UMass Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary L. (Fournier) Tarves of Berlin.
Born in New York City, N.Y., son of the late Clarence and Mariam (Witz) Tarves, he moved to Hudson, where he resided most of his life until moving to Berlin in 1991.
As a farmer his whole life, Mr. Tarves took great pride in the raising and caring for his many farm animals and operating his roadside stand. He owned and operated Natures Best Farm Stand in Berlin for many years. He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his 14 children, Paul Tarves and his wife, Jackie, of Hudson; Michael Tarves and his wife, Jo Ann, of Barre; John Tarves of Berlin; William Tarves of New Mexico; Patrick Tarves and his wife, Cheryl, of Hudson; Daniel and Peter Tarves, both of Berlin; Andrew Tarves and his wife, Geraldine, of Clinton; Marvin Tarves of Berlin; Jo Ann Auger and her husband, Gerard, of Marlborough; Maryanne Lynch and her husband, Michael, of Southborough; Rose LeClair and her husband, John, of Northborough; Linda Davis and her husband, James, of Hudson; and Christine Collins and her husband, Ralph, of Berlin. He is also survived by his two brothers, Philip and John Tarves, both of Texas; 28 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Carrolle (Wyman) Tarves in 1969, and was the brother of the late Rozalin Reifowitz and Phyliss White.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Burial will follow in North Cemetery of Berlin. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.