Wilma Holbrook
Wilma Holbrook
  • August 6, 1929 - August 10, 2016
  • Westbrook, Connecticut

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Wilma R. Holbrook, Born on August 6, 1929. Wilma grew up in Port Chester, New York. She attended University of Connecticut and attained a degree in psychology. Soon after she traveled the east coast and beyond with her first husband Tom delivering boats for customers to various destinations. Wilma spent a few years living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia also working as a social worker.
Moving to Manhattan in the late 50's and raising two loving sons Toby and Brian; they settled into a life in the city. Buying "The Barn" in Westbrook, Connecticut in the early 60's as a summer retreat fixer upper, where they resided weather permitting until the mid 70's. Also in the mid 60's purchasing Eel Skin Inn in Nantucket and moving the cottage across Madaket to its permanent home.
In 1976 Wilma met Bruce Holbrook and quickly were married and are today, now the family was Toby, Brucie and Brian. After years of vacationing in New Hampshire Brucie and Wilma as they were called by friends and family bought a cottage on Little Bear Island in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee and lived there for almost half of the year happily until very recently when the property was sold.
Wilma passed away peacefully after a brief illness on August the 10th.
There will be a Graveside service for Wilma at Cypress Cemetery in Westbrook Connecticut at 12 pm on Wednesday, August the 17th. Friends and Family are welcome.