Dorothy Ann Barnes, Of Barnes Store

April 27, 1936 - March 28, 2015

Dorothy Ann Barnes, whom many knew at the Barnes store in Springs, which she and her husband, the late Clarence Barnes Sr., ran for more than 30 years, died at home on Springs-Fireplace Road on March 28. She was 78 and had cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for several months.

The couple met when Mr. Barnes was stationed in Montauk with the Air Force, and they were married on March 7, 1952. They established the store in 1965 after having spent the previous five years in Bristol, Va., where Ms. Barnes was a stay-at-home mother and involved in fund-raising activities for her children’s Catholic school. Before that the couple had run the Amagansett Mobil station, where they lived in a double-height trailer.

When they retired in 1997, they left the store in the hands of their daughter, Barbara Barnes LaMonda, and spent their time doting on their four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The store was recently sold out of the family.

The oldest daughter of Frank J. Saskas and the former Beatrice Grace Deleski, Ms. Barnes was born on April 27, 1936. She grew up in East Hampton. In addition to her husband, who died last March, and her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Frank Saskas Jr.

Her children, Barbara LaMonda and Clarence Barnes Jr., who is known as Brother, both of East Hampton, survive, as do her siblings Patricia (Patsy) St. Germaine of Connecticut and David Saskas and Deborah Gottert of East Hampton.

There was no service.