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Martha L. Holmes

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Martha L. Holmes Obituary
Martha L. Holmes, of Carver, age 90, passed on May 23, 2018. Born in Carver on May 7, 1928 the daughter of James Eli Thomas and Lena (Kennedy) Thomas. Pre-deceased by brothers Dana Thomas, James Thomas and sister Dorothy (Thayer) Thomas. She is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years George A. Holmes of Carver, Mass. and sister Shirley (Thomas) Barengo, son Thomas George Holmes, his wife Janet (Nickerson) Holmes and son Kenneth Todd Holmes, his wife Jean Diane (Poirier) Holmes, Granddaughters Rebecca Amy Holmes, Jessica Abigail (Holmes) Zuppe and husband Joseph Zuppe, grandson Ryan Christopher Holmes and his wife Andrea (Caruso) Holmes, grandson Andrew Tyler Holmes all of Plymouth, granddaughter Katie Elizabeth (Holmes) Garbitt and husband John Garbitt of Yarmouth Port. Great-grandsons Benjamin Ryan Holmes, Brendan Anthony Holmes, Noah Jacob Garbitt, Adam joseph Garbitt, Great-granddaughters Sofia Zuppe, Mila Zuppe, Victoria Kemp and many nieces and nephews. George and Martha built their first home in 1949 in Plymouth on the Carver Plains (Rte. 44/178 Carver Rd.) where her and George raised the family. Her biggest joy in life was watching her family grow and being thankful that she could see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Martha enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, a fantastic cook and a wonderful story teller. She wrote stories of her childhood on the farm in Carver and of the times she spent with her brothers and sisters growing up during hard times and good times. She loved to sew for her grandchildren, making dolls and teddy bears. She worked as a kindergarten teacher/ helper at the United Methodist Church in Plymouth for several years. She was also a mayflower descendent. Visiting hours held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Carver on Tuesday May 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at the Vine Hills Cemetery in Plymouth at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martha's name to the ALS Family Charitable Foundation, 1 Throwbridge Rd, Bourne MA, 02532
Published in Old Colony Memorial from May 27 to June 6, 2018
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