Betty Holmes Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Betty J. Holmes. Betty, aged 56, peacefully departed this world on Sunday, July 2, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories that will forever resonate within our hearts.
Born on June 22, 1967, in Palmer, MA, Betty was the daughter of the late Robert M. Holmes and Carol Young. She was raised in Monson by her father and the loving presence of her grandmother, Nettie Holmes.
Betty received her education at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, laying the foundation for a life dedicated to helping others.
For many years, Betty served as a devoted manager at a gas station in Wilbraham, where her warm and caring nature made a lasting impact on those she encountered.
She was an active member of the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church, faithfully fulfilling roles as the financial secretary, a trustee, a choir member, a church greeter, and President of the United Methodist Women’s Group.
Betty’s passions included baking, playing bingo, sewing, and crocheting, but above all, she treasured the company of others and selflessly lent a helping hand wherever she could.
Betty is preceded in death by her father, grandmother, and sisters, Karen and Millie Holmes. She leaves behind her niece, Katlynn Holmes of Ware, her beloved church family, and a multitude of friends who were touched by her unwavering kindness and compassion.
Services to honor Betty’s life have been entrusted to Lombard Funeral Home of Monson. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 5-7pm, followed by a Funeral Service at 7pm to conclude the evening. A private burial will be held at a later time, allowing loved ones to bid their final farewells.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made in Betty’s name to the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church at 162 Main Street, Monson, MA 01057. Your contributions will support the church’s mission, carrying on Betty’s legacy of love and service.
As we mourn the loss of a remarkable individual, may we find solace in the memories we shared with Betty and draw strength from her unwavering spirit. She will be deeply missed but forever cherished in our hearts. May she rest in eternal peace.