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Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 13th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) for Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires, who died on Friday, December 29th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Dolores was born in Long Island, New York and at young age the family moved & settled in East Boston and she was educated in Boston Public Schools. As a young woman, she worked various jobs until she married Joseph Pires, Jr. in 1953. The couple settled in Revere where they began and raised their family. Dolores was a dedicated housewife and a fastidious housekeeper. She took great pride in her home and cooking. She was an affectionate mother and loved her children immensely. Dolores was known for her beautiful voice and loved to sing while in her home. She was also loved by all of her nieces and nephews.

She is the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pires, Jr., Loving and devoted mother of Debra A. Pires, Steven A. Pires & Joseph C. Pires, III, all of Revere. Dear sister of the late Valentina M. Malta, Louis DeSouza, Mary Costa & Lena Short. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be private.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 13th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Joanne Malta
    Feb 10 2018

    Love and prayers to all of. I loved her so much. I feel so bad I understand what a difficult loss this is. Auntie Dolores was an amazing woman. I will remember her always.

  2. Tracie Anastas
    Jan 17 2018

    I am so very sorry and so very saddened by your loss to the entire family Joey we are very close friends I am so sorry we have talked and I am always here for you I even talked to your mom at Mass General I sent some cards but she passed so suddenly. Always here for you love you time heals the Lord is always there for you

  3. Diana Nunes
    Jan 16 2018

    I am sorry to hear the news of Dolores Piers What an amazing woman she was to so many. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends especially her children Debra, Steven, and Joseph. Many blessings to the family. ❤️. Love Diana ❣️

  4. Katelyn Pires
    Jan 13 2018

    Praying for the family. She was beautiful.

  5. Ann Raymond
    Jan 12 2018

    Dear Pires Family

    I am saddened to hear of Dolores Passing. She and Joe were the Nicest people and Great neighbors. The last time we met, was on the Boston to Bermuda Cruise and her and Val sang for all of us, one night. God Rest Her Soul and may all the beautiful memories and her love comfort you.

    Be assured of my thoughts and prayers

  6. Jill Brown
    Jan 12 2018


    So sorry to hear about your aunts death. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Love. Jill

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