Janet E. Holt
Janet E. Holt
  • October 3, 1942 - November 15, 2016
  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Janet E. (Martel) Holt, age 74, of Fairhaven passed away November 15, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Richard C. Holt to whom she was married for 56 years.

Born in Hartford Connecticut, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lauretta (Charpentier) Martel she lived in Hartford, Connecticut and New Bedford until moving to Fairhaven, at the age of eleven. She attended St. Killian's parochial school and Sacred Heart's Academy through the eighth grade and graduated from Fairhaven High School.

She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to raising their four children. She was a very kind and caring person and never spoke ill of another individual. She had many friends and was liked by all who knew her. She had many pets during her lifetime and is survived by her precious "Jenna" a 9 year old Yellow Lab.

Survivors include her husband, a son, Kevin Holt and his wife Lorrie of Mattapoisett, two daughters; Lynne Besse and her husband Wayne of Fairhaven and Kelli Wolfgang and her husband William also of Fairhaven, six grandchildren; Joseph Prezner, Ashley St. Don, Amanda Wolfgang, Meghan Wolfgang, William Wolfgang, Ryan Besse; 4 great grandchildren; Emily Prezner, Kaylin Prezner, Wesson Taylor and Liam Taylor. She was the mother of the late Barry Joseph Holt.

Relatives and friends are invited on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by her Memorial Mass at 10 AM at St Joseph's Church , 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main Street, Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 4-7 PM. For directions and tributes:www.waring-sullivan.com.