Dorothy Barnes

Dorothy E Barnes (Ryan)

Saturday, September 20th, 1930 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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On the morning of August 11, 2019, Dorothy Barnes, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Randall and Elizabeth Fitzgibbons; and her eldest son, Bill Jr.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 68 years, Bill, her daughters, Christine Hansen and Lisa SantaBarbara (Tom); her son, Tim Barnes (Robin) and her daughter in law, Luanne Barnes (Bill Jr.).

She will be forever missed by her 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter. Also surviving Dorothy is her sister, Eleanor Warren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 16 at 12 noon at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Rd. New Castle, DE 19720. Friends may call at the church from 10-11:30 am. Burial will be private

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude 501 St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Holy Spirit R. C. Church
    12 Winder Rd.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 12:00pm
    Holy Spirit R. C. Church
    12 Winder Rd.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Francis Ryan

Posted at 08:56am
May I extend condolences to Bill Barnes and the family in the loss of your beloved "Dot Barnes".
She was a beautiful and classy lady who loved her family deeply. Whenever encountering Dot, she always had a smile and positive aura about her which reflected her positive outlook on life. I know that she will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Francis "Ren" Ryan

Mickey & Anne and Family - Michele, Robert & Paul

Posted at 10:58pm
With Love Always
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Charles Wiggins

Posted at 12:16pm
Dorothy was a wonderful, faith-filled woman. My sincere sympathy and prayers to Bill & the family. May Dorothy enjoy the eternal bliss of heaven. Fr. Charlie

William Graney

Posted at 11:23am
I thank Dorothy and Bill for all that did for Holy Spirit parish over the years. They were great members of that vibrant Catholic community. They were true assets because of their selfless care for others and their outgoing personalities. Over they years they got to know other members of my family.
Of course, my connection with Dorothy and Bill became renewed as I was enriched by the lives of Eleanor and Bruce Warren through Resurrection parish. I am away on vacation but truly send my prayers and good wishes and empathy to Eleanor and Bill. I will remember Dorothy in Mass on the feast of the Assumption and other days in the future. peace, FR. Bill Graney

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