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Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA

OBITUARY

Janet E. Martel Holt

October 3, 1942November 15, 2016
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Janet E. (Martel) Holt, age 74, of Fairhaven passed away November 15, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Richard C. Holt to whom she was married for 56 years.

Born in Hartford Connecticut, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lauretta (Charpentier) Martel she lived in Hartford, Connecticut and New Bedford until moving to Fairhaven, at the age of eleven. She attended St. Killian’s parochial school and Sacred Heart’s Academy through the eighth grade and graduated from Fairhaven High School.

She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to raising their four children. She was a very kind and caring person and never spoke ill of another individual. She had many friends and was liked by all who knew her. She had many pets during her lifetime and is survived by her precious “Jenna” a 9 year old Yellow Lab.

Survivors include her husband, a son, Kevin Holt and his wife Lorrie of Mattapoisett, two daughters; Lynne Besse and her husband Wayne of Fairhaven and Kelli Wolfgang and her husband William also of Fairhaven, six grandchildren; Joseph Prezner, Ashley St. Don, Amanda Wolfgang, Meghan Wolfgang, William Wolfgang, Ryan Besse; 4 great grandchildren; Emily Prezner, Kaylin Prezner, Wesson Taylor and Liam Taylor. She was the mother of the late Barry Joseph Holt.

Relatives and friends are invited on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by her Memorial Mass at 10 AM at St Joseph’s Church , 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main Street, Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 4-7 PM. For directions and tributes:www.waring-sullivan.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • Funeral

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • Burial

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Memories

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Lynne Besse

November 16, 2017

Mom it's been 1 year that you left us. I think about you everyday and miss you so much. Until we meet again i love and miss you.❤
Love
Lynne, Wayne, Ashley, and Ryan

Kelli Wolfgang

November 15, 2017

Mom, it has been a year since you passed and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I will cherish the memories of you till we meet again. I love and miss you!

Your daughter,
Kelli

lynne besse

March 9, 2017

Mom, Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and miss you dearly. We all love you very much.
Lynne, Wayne & children

Lilia

November 20, 2016

To the Family of the late Janet Holt, Memories of our Mother remain with us for a lifetime. As each day unfolds may your thoughts and memories bring you solace and serenity. Lilia (Alden Court)

Joanne Brown

November 16, 2016

RIP beautiful angel. You will truly missed.

November 16, 2016

Being a friend of Janet and Richard through our high school years and some years beyond, I will always remember Janet for her love of life and her children. My heartfelt sorrow and prayers go out for her soul and to Richard and her children.
"God saw her getting tired, a cure not meant to be, so he put his arms around her and said, come with me". (Author unknown)
Fred Freitas

Kelli Wolfgang

November 15, 2016

Mom, I lost a piece of my heart today when I lost you. Love always your daughter Kelli

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