CarolAnn Holly

September 12, 1937January 15, 2014

Carol Ann Holly, 76, of Nashua, NH passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua. She was born September 12, 1937 in Port Ewen, NY, daughter of the late James and Mary (Longendyke) Stamas.

Mrs. Holly was a loving, vibrant, dependable, funny and generous person, a true “spit-fire.” She loved to perform and entertain and always loved an audience. She was known to tease her sister as well as her family mercilessly, as she believed life should be a kick and she lived life to the fullest. Everyone who met her fell in love with her. Mrs. Holly volunteered her time and efforts to Special Olympics. She was a house mother for the Nashua Unicorns and had a hotdog cart, the proceeds benefitting the Unicorns. She was also known for never being without her Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

She is survived by three daughters; Deidre Holly-Isola and her husband Stephen of Nashua, Erin Holly of Nashua and Elizabeth Takacs of Nashua, a grandson; Nicholas Isola of Nashua, a sister; June Lacovara-Marquis and her husband Robert of Nashua and also by two nieces; Demetria Lacovara and Daniele Lacovara Ferreira and her husband Frank, all of Nashua. She was predeceased by her husband, fellow performer and soul mate; John J. Holly, Jr. in 1984 and by an infant daughter; Moira.

A celebration of her life will be held during her favorite season, spring. The date will be announced by the family at that time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in Carol Ann’s name to Kitty Angels Inc., PO Box 638, Tyngsboro, MA 01879.


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Tria Kobs

January 22, 2014

Erin, Deirdre and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Carol Ann's passing. She was a vivacious woman who always kept me laughing. I will remember her fondly always. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

Richard Holly

January 20, 2014

We will all miss you Aunt Carol. Will always remember you big smile!!

Michael Mulvey

January 19, 2014

To all the family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss. She truly was a "spitfire" and, in the brief time that I knew her, I could tell she had a real zest for life. My deepest sympathy to you all

Michael Mulvey

The Staff of Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home

January 17, 2014

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.