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Dolores Faye Brothers Losey


Dolores Faye Brothers Losey, 79, passed away Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was under hospice care in Muncie, Indiana. Dolores was born March 17, 1933 in Massena, NY, where she grew up and spent many years of her adult life. She was the daughter of Thomas J. Brothers and Anna Jean Ezard Brothers, and was preceded in death by both parents, and also by her four brothers, Thomas , Duane, Robert, and Glen Brothers.

Dolores is survived by her three children, daughter Sherry Burns LaBarge, wife of Gary LaBarge,Sr. of Bloomington, IN, son Thomas Burns and wife Lucille Burns of Montross, VA, and daughter Lori Losey Hall, wife of David Hall of Maugansville, MD. She also leaves behind grandchildren William Burns, Gary LaBarge, Jr., Aaron Burns, Rebecca LaBarge, Bonny Jean LaBarge Snyder, Bethany Burns Brewer, Stacey Burns Feindt, Joshua Hall, Jason Hall, and Jessee Hall, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Dolores loved to be with friends and family, and thrived on fun and laughter. She often told stories of the many good times she had with friends from Massena from her earlier years. She worked at various times as a CNA in the Massena area doing home health care, and enjoyed the daily contact with her patients.

Her many grandchildren, who knew her as Grandma Dee, were a blessing to her throughout her later years, and she leaves behind fond and special memories of times together. Dolores loved holiday meals and family gatherings and always made them special by her vibrant, fun- loving personality. She enjoyed doing puzzle books, playing games, and listening to Randy Travis sing! She was always up for an evening of Yahtzee and lots of snacks! Her children and grandchildren will have plenty of amusing and colorful stories to remember her by and to pass down through future generations.

Though she lived near her children in Virginia and Indiana during the more recent past, she always considered Massena as her home. In accordance with her wishes her final resting place will be near that of her mother and brothers in Massena.

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