Dorothy M. “Dot” Barnshaw

December 9, 1930 - February 21, 2020

Dorothy M. “Dot” Barnshaw, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 21, 2020.  

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Dobek) Mioduszewski. Dot graduated from Wilmington High School in 1949. In her earlier years, she worked at the Stock Exchange before becoming a homemaker.

Dot met the love of her life, Barney, at Governor Printz Roller Rink where she was a figure skater and Barney was a speed skater. Together they made a loving home for their family. For many years, they set up their wares and sold them at the New Castle Farmer’s Market. They enjoyed traveling, spending time at their beach house with their family, and visiting casinos. Dot will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a wonderful friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Lockwood. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, William “Barney” Barnshaw; daughters, Wendyann Krupa (Joseph) and Ginger Martin (David); grandsons, Alan Lockwood (Gina), William Krupa (Jaime), and Joseph Krupa; granddaughters, Carrie Palladinetti (Kevin) and Emily Barnshaw (James); and great grandchildren, Adriana, Brodie, Mason, and Lucas.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 AM to 11 AM on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE 19720, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM. Entombment will be held in Cathedral Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address above.


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10 Condolences for Dorothy M. “Dot” Barnshaw

  • Our hearts goes out to you Barney everyone loved Mrs Barney she was always there for everyone at the flea market and keeped all the treasured photos showing all the good times we had . She will truley be missed .Love Joanne and Art and Casey

  • My deepest condolences to Barney and family for your loss. I met Dot & Barney at New Castle Farmers Market some years ago, beautiful couple to know. I’ll never forget the day I felt honored when Dot took my picture for her farmer’s market album of friends, WOW that made my day. She was always kind and pleasant to me, she will be missed, R.I.P my friend may God continue to bless and keep your family safe.

  • Dear Carrie, thinking of you and your family . What a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother. Love, Diane

  • Mrs Barnshaw was a lovely woman. My condolences to the Barnshaw family. You are in my prayers. Rip Mrs Barnshaw❤️🙏

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. You do not know me but when I saw the obituary in the paper I felt there must be a connection with our families. My mothers maiden name was Dorothy Barnshaw. She had a brother nicknamed “Barney”; he was married to Edna Barnshaw and the last residence I knew for Uncle Barney was Slaughter Beach, Delaware, Aunt Edna preferred Florida and she moved there. There was never a rift in their marriage and they did spend time together, one traveling to the others home for occasional visits. I believe in posting this message that my email will be available to you. Just curious to know if we are cousins. Again, please except my condolences for your loss.

  • Dot will be missed she was loved by everyone at the Flea Market. We shared many good times Our prayer go out to Barney and ALL the family

  • Rest in peace very sweet Dot.

  • Emily, my blessings to you and your family. May God keep your spirits up as you take it one day at time. Your loved one has entered the pearly gates of heaven. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Again my condolences, Janette James

  • So very sorry In the loss of your lovely wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time for your family 🙏

  • Dot was the queen of the farmers market.She loved people and it showed.She will be missed.I was glad to have a friend with a caring heart.King Barney praying you find comfort in this time of need.