Dorothy L. (Pierce) Barrus of Quincy, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home April 10, 2013, after a long battle with Leukemia. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Quincy. Dorothy enjoyed dancing, listening to music including her favorite Elvis and most of all spending time with her family. Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years Earl W. Sonny Barrus; her loving children, Dianne Pratt and her husband Jerry, Patricia OConnor and her husband Larry, Robert Barrus, William Barrus and his wife Cindy; devoted grandmother of Tracy, Billy and his wife Jessie, Janine, Krystal, Billy Jr., Derek and his wife Sarah; and by two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alexandra. She was the dear sister of Margaret LaGrassa and her husband Paul, Carol Socall; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Johnson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A prayer service will be held Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Dorothys memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-MA Chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760, 508-810-1300. For directions or online condolences, please visit dewarefuneralhome.com. Deware Funeral Home 617-472-1137
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 13, 2013