George Edward Holmes
George Edward Holmes
  • November 25, 1935 - November 27, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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George Edward Holmes, 82, a resident of Keene, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center following a period of declining health.

He was born at home in Maspeth, Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1935, the son of Otto Holmes and Josephine Youngfleish. George worked at Ideal Taxi in Keene for many years. He first met his wife, Nancy Hebert Holmes, on a fishing trip, and then later she hailed his cab. They were married on Nov. 6, 1987, and recently celebrated 39 years of marriage.

George was a quiet man with a sweet personality who welcomed everyone he met with a smile. One of his favorite pastimes was to drive around local villages with Nancy as she took pictures of the scenery. He was kind to all animals and welcomed the opportunity to pet sit for the family when needed. George enjoyed fishing, country music and watching old movies. When he reached the stage when he couldn't drive anymore, you would see George and Nancy walking all around the city doing their errands and stopping for a coffee or lunch at their favorite spots. George was loved and respected by his extended in-law family and will be greatly missed.

George is survived by his wife, Nancy Holmes of Keene; a son, Larry Holmes of Key Largo, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Serena and Jared Holmes. He is predeceased by two stepchildren, Sarah Hina and Carl Hina Jr.

There will be a private graveside service held at a later date.