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Dorothy T. Barkowski

Died: 2018-03-30
Resided in: Ipswich, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: The Morris Funeral Home, Ipswich, MA
Viewing date: 2018-04-04 / 11am -noon
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2018-04-04 / Noon
Service location: The Morris Funeral Home, Ipswich, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date:
Cemetery: New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, MA
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Dorothy T. (Levesque) Barkowski, 81, of Ipswich, MA passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018, at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was the wife of Joseph Alexander Barkowski Jr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born and raised in Amesbury, Mass. The daughter of the late Leo and Loretta (Brousseau) Levesque and was the ninth born out of 13 siblings. Dorothy was mainly a homemaker. In the late 60's she was employed at the "old" Sylvania in Ipswich and later she worked many years at The Ipswich Shellfish Co. In her younger years, Dorothy enjoyed square dancing, ceramics, camping and knitting. She loved to cook and was known for her very popular "Galumpkis" which she made for everyone. Dorothy is survived by her husband Joseph and five children: Ronald Barkowski and his wife Diane, Joseph Barkowski III and his Fiance' Jan Carney, Diane (Barkowski) Veno, Pamela Barkowski and her Fiance Brian Sarro, and Sharon Barkowski. Also leaving 7 Grandchildren: Michele, Nicole, Stephanie, Lori, Joseph IV, Eric, and Jessica; 7 Great-Grandchildren: Taylor, Dallas, Devon, Samuel, Drew, Les, and Tessa. She was the sister of: Elaine Sturgis of Salisbury Mass, Shirley Bellon of Ludlow Mass, and Karen Morin of Maine. Predeceased by her siblings: Beatrice, Kay, Loretta, Louise, Delia, Leo, Butch, Robert and Dennis where she has now joined them in heaven.

Memorial Condolences:

Dorothy has been a wonderful mother in law . She welcomed me into the Barkowski family from the very beginning I have always felt fortunate to be blessed with this family as my own. As I feel her loss myself, I give my sincere condolences to her husband, Joe ( dad ), her children , her sisters , her grandchildren and great grandchildren, to her extended families and To all of her friends We will all miss her ! Xoxo Diane Otherwise known as ď Ronnieís Diane ď 😞
Rest in peace mom. Love Joey & Jan xo
Grammy Dot, you are and always will be in our hearts, thank you for letting me be part of the family , you are the heart of the family that can never be replaced, you will always be with us and deeply missed , no one will ever make a galumpski like you, Rest In Peace..
Love you MOM you were so strong I hope I can be that way in my life I enjoyed every moment we had together grateful it is over for you and that you are in peace! Love Diane Veno
Grammy Dot, you will always be in our hearts , you were the heart and soul of the family, thank you for letting me be part of the family, no one will ever make a galumski like you , Rest In Peace Grammy,love you! Brian Sarro
Wishing your family peace at this challenging time. Know in your hearts that she is resting free from the struggles that she faced in her final years and that she will always be with you. Chris Reagan.
My memories of Dorothy were very nice. She was a strong woman for her family and loved each and everyone of them dearly. Iím glad to know she wonít be in pain and will be at peace now. My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends in which knew Dorothy. If you knew her she had touch each and everyone lives in one way or another. RIP Dorothy you will be missed! ❤️ Lori (Sewall) Ketchopulos
To my Grammy B, It is incredible how much the feeling of "love" has been so well defined by your personality, your care, and embrace in life. As your step-grandchild, you brought me and my family into such a welcoming and warming group, the Barkowskis, who I cherish so deeply as my own blood. All your laughter, your smiles, your amazing parties, and presence as a whole brought joy to so many people. I learned so much from you, and you were involved in my life at every possible moment which meant the world to me. My future wife and I hope to honor your spirit through demonstrating the same pride, focus, and strength in the ties of family. I love you Grammy. I'm so happy for the peace you now have. Thinking of you always, David Knight & Mariah Scanlon
Grammy, i will cherish all the memories of you. You were the heart and soul of the family! I only hope that i can be just like you and so proud that my kids had you as their great-grandmother. Rest in Peace Grammy, we all love you! Michele, Tim, Taylor and Drew
Please Accept our Heartfelt condolences for your loss George and Kathryn Corley
Nothing warmed my heart more than hearing "Hi, Celeste!" with sincere enthusiasm every time I walked in your kitchen door. (I can still hear it just thinking about it ❤️) Whether it was two months, two weeks, or even two hours, you always made me feel welcome in your home. I happily helped clean the kitchen, vacuumed, or got the screenhouse ready for guests. Every day was a party for you! You loved life like no one I ever knew. One of my very favorite memories is when "Oh Babe, What Would You Say" by Hurricane Smith would play on the radio. You'd turn it up and dance around the kitchen, and I'd often join you. I see your big smile, I feel your free and happy spirit. It's another precious memory that no one can take away from me. Goodbye for now, Dot. See you soon.

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