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Carolyn H. Holt

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ARLINGTON -- Carolyn Holt, 86, a resident of Red Mountain Road in Arlington and New Canaan, Conn., died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at home surrounded by her family.

Carolyn was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 24, 1920, the daughter of John and Augusta (Pfaffenbach) Hines. She was educated in New Canaan public schools, graduating from New Canaan High School, class of 1937. Carolyn went on to receive her teaching certificate and earn her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut State Teachers College in New Britain, Conn., class of 1941.

Carolyn was a devoted elementary school teacher for several years in the New Britain and New Canaan area. She enjoyed gardening and music, which was evident as an accomplished violinist. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan and their altar guild and attended St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Mimi Zylinski and her husband, Paul, of Arlington, and Lauren Yarema and her husband, Paul, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; her cousin, Theresa Cowie of Portsmouth, Va.; and five grandchildren, Kathryn Cohn of Syracuse, N.Y., Robert Willis of Queens, N.Y., and Michael, Melanie and Stephen Zylinski, all of Arlington.

A celebration of the life of Carolyn H. Holt will be held Monday morning, June 19, 2006, at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington. Interment in Connecticut will be announced at a later date. There are no visiting hours.

If friends desire, memorial gifts in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. For directions or to send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, Route 7A.
Published in Bennington Banner from June 14 to June 16, 2006
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