BARRUS, Dorothy L. (Pierce), of Quincy, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home on 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 O'Connor 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 2 great-grandchildren Matthew and Alexandra. 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 Services will be held on Sunday April 14th at 4:00 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Dorothy's 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 www.dewarefuneralhome.com