Holly Beth Barrett

July 10, 1969May 28, 2021

Holly Beth (Halpin) Barrett, 51 of Sullivan, NH and Key West, FL passed away unexpectantly of natural causes on May 28th at her home in Sullivan.

She was born in Keene, NH on July 10, 1969, the daughter of the late George Halpin and Mary (Heath) Halpin of Keene.

Holly attended Keene High School and graduated with the class of 1987. She continued her studies at the University of Connecticut, then she received an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from the New Hampshire Technical College in 1992 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from New Hampshire College in 1994.

She worked as an accountant for the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, VT and for U.N.F.I. I (United Natural Foods, Inc.) in Chesterfield, NH For the last twenty-five years she was employed as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Bethalan, Inc. of Keene, NH.

She loved to travel the world with her husband David. She took her first overseas trip with him to Belgium and then on to Turkey for Thanksgiving. A year later she explored Australia on their honeymoon. Over the years she has taken multiple trips to Asia, South America, Europe, and Iceland, most of the Caribbean Islands and many cities and states in the United States. She was looking forward to an upcoming trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with her Core Group of friends from high school. Over the years they had taken regular vacations with the same group of friends. She also had a trip booked in August with her husband to Alaska for the first time

She also loved living in Key West, FL where they had a home and spent more than half of their time at. She had many loving friends there from the ten years they have lived there.

She had always enjoyed cooking and loved to watch all types of cooking shows, along with almost anything on Bravo. Holly loved to spend time with family and friends and delighted in introducing her favorite (Tuach) to her unsuspecting friends. She also loved animals and got pleasure from taking long naps with her dogs, Albee and Ipo. She had also fostered Kittens she had from the Monadnock Humane Society until they were ready and able to find their forever homes.

Hollis is survived by her husband, David Alan Barrett of Sullivan, NH and Key West, Florida; her brother Paul and his wife Anne of Melbourne, FL, her sister Nancy Halpin of Keene, NH and her mother Mary Halpin of Keene. She is predeceased by her father George Halpin. She also has a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and David’s loving family.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard’s Church, 185 Main Street, Keene on Friday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Msgr. Daniel Lamothe will be the celebrant. There are no visiting hours. All those attending are required to wear facemasks and maintain the physical distancing protocols.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021


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Mary Miller

June 14, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Holly's passing. We worked together at UNFI during her time there. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine & Klaus Bayr

June 10, 2021

Dear Mary, Paul and Nancy,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to the much to soon passing of Holly. It seems like yesterday when I met her and you for the first time at the neighborhood coffee get together.
We enjoyed seeing her growing up and becoming such a nice person.
Our prayers are with you all,
Klaus, Christine and family

Jackie (Moore) Eno

June 7, 2021

To Mrs. Halpin, Paul and Nancy,
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Holly's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you are in my prayers. It is very difficult for me to hear that someone who grew up together with all of us in the old neighborhood is gone. May you find strength and comfort in this difficult time.