Dolores M. Pires

Dolores M. (Scandone) Pires, 89, of Norristown, PA passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Sanatoga Center in Pottstown, PA. She was the wife of the late Albert Pires with whom she shared fifty-five years of marriage.


Born in Norristown, PA on July 1, 1928, Dolores was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Brango) Scandone.


She is survived by four children, Anthony Pires, Schwenksville, PA; Albert Pires, Spring City, PA; Mary Ellen Witoslawski, DE; and Thomas Pires, CA; six grandchildren, Jesse, Amber, Nolan, Desmond, Drew, and Justin; four great-grandchildren, Declan, Hazel, Rainer, and Cylena Ella; and one brother, Francis “Dick” Scandone.


Dolores was predeceased by three siblings, Joseph Scandone, Amelia Desante, and Eleanor Scandone.


A calling hour will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi, Buttonwood & W. Marshall Sts., Norristown, PA 19401. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place after the service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’ memory to a charity of your choice or to the Parkinson Research Foundation at Online condolences may be made to the family at