It is with great sadness that the family of Louis “Louie” Anthony Barrese of St. Louis, MO announce his passing after a long battle with liver cancer, on Thursday, February 28th 2019 at the age of 15 ½ human years/ 108 ½ dog years. He is preceded by his Grandpa DeFrancis whom he got his name from, his Aunt Gert, Aunt Mary, Uncle Buddy, Aunt Nancy & Uncle Sonny, Aunt Cat, Aunt Snooky(who welcomed him to heaven), Nanny and his nephew/best kitty friend, Surge. He is adoringly remembered by his parents Michael & Donna, siblings Sherri, Sal & brother in-law Christopher, as well as his grandparents Catherine & Dominic Barrese, Linda VanOrden, Philip & Ana Lanzara, and many aunts/uncles & cousins. The Barrese family cherished Louie from the time he was a tiny pup of 3 lbs 3oz. He captured their hearts and will never let go. He enjoyed snuggling up watching HGTV(the Property Brothers were his preferred programing) or Nascar with is Dad, barking at neighbors, birds or golfers, playing with toys(especially fetch with his brother and sister) or tearing them apart(looking for the squeaker), searching for scraps(sometimes tissues), sunbathing, following his Mom anywhere she went. Some of his favorite foods were carrots, pumpkin, peanut butter, cheese, sweet peppers, peas, Zukes hip snacks, sweet potatoes, ravioli with sauce, salad with dressing, green beans, cheese and his favorite …pizza crust! He also loved his occasional coffee. He loved kids and getting dressed up. He liked Halloween and Christmas but his favorite holiday was anyone’s Birthday. He loved life… and cake. His disliked: Watermelon, Swiss cheese, fireworks, the kitchen floor, when Mom went to bed before him, plain lettuce, & other dogs. He had numerous nicknames: Louie love, Boy boy, pudge, Punkin nose, Pudge butt, Shadow, Zoom zoom, Stitch, Honkey, Sit & Spin, Waah Waah Louie, Lou bug, Mommas boy, Silky ears, Baby Lou, Pugga Pugga, Dumbo, Puggalicious, Puggle nugget, Scrappy Lou, Scooby Lou, You-You. Louie may have left this earth but he will never leave our hearts. Until we meet again we will miss you dearly.