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“Deepest sorrow for your loss of your mother. I was stopping by to my dad's gave and saw the flowers. I had not seen Tish at Curves and now I know...Read More »
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“Mom, you will be missed, but we know you are in a better place. We love you Tom & Lee ”
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“May you find comfort in the precious memories that your mom left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
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“My Dearest Godmother Anna, Heaven is for those who pray, so I know you are there. Job well done, we are all better Christians because of you! You...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Swedberg - Pittsburgh, PA

“Anna, You are truly a wonderful friend. You will be sincerely missed. Thank you for everything you taught me. Always remember the moose tracks on the...Read More »
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“Memere, You will be missed very much. Love you. Jen ”
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Margaret "Anna" (Arsenault) Holmes, 82, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday evening in Baldwinville Nursing Home, following a brief illness.

Margaret was born in Gardner, January 26, 1927, daughter of the late Albany and Mary Anne (Bernard) Arsenault. She was raised in Gardner, moved to Westminster to raise her children, before retiring to Zephyrhills, Florida where she resided for 18 years prior to moving back to Gardner. Her beloved husband Floyd T. Holmes died in 1971.

Margaret worked in the cafeteria of Westminster Elementary School for 11 years. Her full time career was raising her 7 children. She enjoyed baking, arts and crafts of all kinds, especially ceramics and making dolls.

She will be sadly missed by her 3 sons; Thomas M. Holmes and his wife Leonette of Dade City, FL, Philip F. Holmes of Quartz Hills, CA, and William J. Holmes and his wife Kristen of San Antonio, FL; 4 daughters: Linda M. Porazzi and her husband Alberto of San Antonio, TX, Julie A. LaFosse and her husband Leonard of Dade City, FL, Patricia R. Clayman and her husband Jonathan of Gardner, and Kathleen M. Rosaly and her husband Carlos of Lutz, FL; 2 brothers: John "Roger" Arsenault of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Joseph "Raymond" Arsenault of Swanzey, NH; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

You are invited to attend her funeral service in the Lamoureux-Fletcher Community Funeral Home, 105 Central St. Gardner, on Friday, April 17th at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, Westminster. There are no calling hours.

For directions to the funeral home, or to sign the online guestbook please visit our website at www.fletcherfuneral.com. Lamoureux-Fletcher Community Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, is directing the arrangements.

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