NORTHWOOD - Susan C. (Hosmer) Holden, 57, of Northwood, died March 26, 2014, at the Concord VNA Hospice Center after a courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Manchester on Dec. 17, 1956, to the late Roland and Dolores Hosmer.Susan graduated from Goffstown High School in 1974, where she met her husband, Robert. They were married in 1976 and moved to Northwood where they took up residence on Northwood Lake.Susan worked at St. Anselm's College until 2007 where she assisted students in planning and executing their career paths. In 2010, Susan became Northwood's human services director, extending compassion and a helping hand to those less fortunate and becoming one of their most fervent advocates.She volunteered countless hours with the Northwood Food Pantry and joined with friends at the library book club and the Northwood Women's Club.Susan also loved the ocean and was particularly happy traveling in her sports car on nice days. Her grandchildren were the center of her life, and she relished the brief time that she had with them.She was passionate about her work and touched the lives of many people in and around Northwood. Her infectious smile and gentle demeanor will be sorely missed.She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert W. Holden; a son, Christopher Holden; her mother, Dolores; and grandchildren Bronti, Dutch and Berkley Holden; as well as her beloved Scotties, Dallas and McGregor. She also leaves a sister, Becky (Hosmer) Evans and her husband, Ron, of Goffstown; and her brother, William and his wife, Lauren Hosmer, of Vermont; along with several nieces and nephews.
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services: Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 S. Mast St., Goffstown.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Abbey, 100 St. Anselm Drive in Goffstown.Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.For more information or to sign an online guest book, go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 28, 2014