Barry N. Dores


Dores, Barry N., 74, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Shorepoint Health in Venice, Fl. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (Dressler) Dores for 52 years. Born in Boston, MA, a son of the late Hyman and Bella (Weiss) Dores, he was a graduate of Wentworth Institute. He was a manager at Colfax for 30 years, retiring in 1999, and the president of Times Remembered.

Barry loved his homes in Venice, FL, Pembroke, MA and for more than 50 years in Cranston. He enjoyed playing cards, billiards and boating with friends and family. He had a passion for music, being a guitarist, vocalist, and keyboard player for the Levi’s rock band.  He composed songs inspired by and created for family and friends.  He took pleasure in photography, capturing happy events and natural habitat.

More than anything, Barry adored his children and grandchildren. He was the devoted father of Dr. James Dores of Sturbridge, MA and Marissa Katz (Dr. Daniel) of Cooperstown, NY; the loving grandfather of Hannah, Matthieu, Zachary, Benjamin, Aaron and Sam and brother of Dr. Robert Dores (Carol) of Brookfield, CT and Sedona, AZ and the late James Dores.

Graveside services will be held THURSDAY, April 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.

Shiva will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish Alliance of Greater RI, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906., or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Vicki and Sam Solomon
    Apr 11, 2022

    We are so sorry for you loss. Barry was a very special man. We will miss seeing both together. You are in our thoughts.
    Vicki and Sam Solomon

  2. Theodore Loebenberg
    Apr 12, 2022

    Maureen and family. These words were shared with me at a time of loss, and I share them forward. Namaste.
    Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is Death but a negligent accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well .
    Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

    Remember me with fondness
    I love you much. I always loved you much.
    The ticket is ended-one must descend from the train.
    Biological laws are not negotiated or discussed. So it is….
    I had a good ticket in life. I enjoyed it, I lived it whole, I had fun.
    I did not have hunger or cold, neither did I have to go to war. Wonderful (life).
    I had my wife and my work. Was happy with both.
    There aren’t any children more marvelous than mine. They are gentile, good, honest, human, correct and loving, respectful but conscientious, affectionate and caring.
    It seems little, but was much. Not that I wouldn’t have liked more, but…..
    All my life I lived in paradise. When I went to another place, I always found something pretty, be it the lights, the music, the colors that was stimulating, but coming back, I always got back to paradise. This is my place.
    I lived life like a KING— I am going to die like a man.
    I had love and had joys, all from you and all of these yours.
    Thanks for all my apologies for the bad moments. There was no dissolve. I am not saying goodbye because I do not life fair wells, only GOOD DAYS AND GOOD NIGHTS.
    May all be well for you.
    Go well with you.

  3. Marilyn Myrow
    Apr 14, 2022

    Dear Maureen,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of Barry. I know you were a very loving couple. May your loving memories of Barry live forever in your heart.

    Marilyn Myrow

  4. Diane Ducoff
    Apr 14, 2022

    Dear Maureen and Family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Barry’s death. Barry was such a nice person, and we are hopeful that your many special memories of him will be a source of comfort in the days ahead.

    Most sincerely,
    Diane and Bob Ducoff

  5. Phyllis B. Solod
    Apr 15, 2022

    Maureen and family.
    Sorry for your loss. Remember the memories you had for over fifty years. May Barry Rest In Peace.
    Phyllis B. Solod

  6. Claire Taylor
    Apr 15, 2022

    Dear Maureen,
    My heart is breaking with the news of our dear cousin Barry’s passing. He was such a warm and loving person, and a true family man. It was always wonderful to see you at family events although far too rare that we were able to get together, I always looked forward to it. Barry had such a warm smile and I always thought of him as a such a gentle and loving person.

    Pay wonderful memories of him bring you comfort and peace.

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