Obituaries

Amy Beth Holmes

July 8th, 2013

Amy Beth Holmes, age 43, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home on July 6, 2013.

Amy was born in Lawrence, MA on November 26, 1969, she was the cherished of Robert E. and Florence E. “Ponnie” (Harris) Holmes.  Amy was raised in Wilmington, she attended Wilmington Public Schools, and was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1987.

Amy worked at the Beacon Company in Stoneham for many years as a medical biller.  Amy was extremely bright and always had thirst for learning; she recently decided to return to school to further her education.  At the time of her passing, Amy was enrolled in college and was working towards a degree.  She was a whiz on the computer and spent countless hours reading and learning.

Amy had a special bond with her only daughter, Amanda, she was the light of her life.  Amy loved to travel with her daughter and her family, some of their special trips included Disney World in Florida and spending every Halloween in Salem; Amy loved to have fun.

In her spare time, Amy loved to cook and try new recipes for her family and friends.

Amy was the youngest sibling of a large and loving family and extended family; she cherished the time spent with them at family holidays and celebrations, but especially the time spent with her daughter who she loved unconditionally.  Amy will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Amy was the loving mother of Amanda Reis of Wilmington, cherished daughter of Robert E. and Florence E. “Ponnie” (Harris) Holmes of Wilmington, dear sister of Robert E. Holmes, Jr. & his wife Wilma of Dracut, Charles E. Holmes & his wife Victoria, Penny L. Holmes and Cherryl M. Coppola all of Wilmington.  Amy is also survived by her godson Nathan as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, July 11th, for Visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 8:00 p.m.

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32 Entries in Guest Book for “Amy Beth Holmes”

  1. Patricia Varney says:

    The whole entire Holmes Family, We are so, so very Sorry to hear about Amy’s passing. God Bless Amy and, all of you. Player’s are sent your way from our Family too Yours. Love, Auntie Helen , Patty, Matthew , Nicole, Samantha, Teddy, Sctt, Donna, Joe and Baby Matthew May peace be with you all!

  2. Nancy dillon (dalton) says:

    Amanda, and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all on your loss. I have many memories of Amy and I will cherish them all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do and always remember she will be with you always.

  3. grace says:

    penny amanda and family i am so sorry to hear the news of your sister and mother’s passing.. May the Lord watch over you and give all of you peace and comfort during this time in your life..

  4. Cheryl A of Derry, NH says:

    The whole Holmes family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless to you all and may the lord watch over you at this difficult time as well. God bless!!

  5. Diane Stamper says:

    To the Holmes family: My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Amy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Nanci Heffernan Bolduc and Family says:

    Dear Ponnie, Bob, Amanda, and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Amy, she was taken from you much too young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad and difficult time.

  7. Deborah Stevenson says:

    Amy we will miss you. I love you as I do all my cousins. Love you Auntie and Uncle we are thinking of you all.

    love
    Deb & Warren

  8. Jeanette Gregoire says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless you

  9. ashley says:

    Amanda I am so sorry so many fun times with your mom. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Jerrilyn Walsh says:

    To the Holmes Family, Our hearts are filled with sadness at your loss. We will miss Amy very much! She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. Her passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known her. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jerrilyn, Steve, Jared & Samantha.

  11. Fatima Pimentel says:

    Amanda I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. she loved you very much, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Carolyn Sheridan (Nee Muse) says:

    Ponnie and Bob, I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. Hopefully she is in a better place. RIP, Amy.

  13. Katherine Day says:

    Auntie Amy you will be missed by many family and friends I love you so much

  14. DOT BALESTRIERI says:

    Amy, we will miss you and love you always. You will always be in our hearts. Aunite Dotty, ncle Joe, GLen, Wendi & Michael.

  15. Virginia McGrath says:

    Amy you were such a beautiful girl. We will love you always .
    you will be missed. And you will be in our hearts forever.
    God bless.

    Aunty Ginny, Mary,Phil, Alyaha and Philip JR.

  16. The DeMarco Family says:

    the Holmes family. You are allways in our prayers. Should you need anything Amanda you have my number, Amanda, don’t hesitate to call me.

    With lots of love,
    The DeMarco family

  17. Dianne Snow says:

    Ponnie and Bob. .my sincere condolences in the passing of Amy. Rest in Peace

  18. BILL AND ELAINE MUSE says:

    PONNIE and BOB we are so sorry about AMY we hope you come through this we know you will AMY R.I.P.

  19. Paul Visconti says:

    Dear Holmes Family….I am so very sorry to hear about Amy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this most trying time. So sorry!!

  20. The Lizotte Family says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace.

  21. Barbara Robitaille says:

    Penny, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you sister, I never met her but she looked like a beautiful woman from her picture. I loss my brother not too long ago so I know that there are really no words I could say but, know I love you and you and you’re family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Nancy Bemis says:

    Dear Holmes Family…. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Amy my thoughts and prays are with you i remember the good times we had when i lived across the street from you Amy was a wonderful women R.I.P AMY

  23. Cathy &Joe Grassello says:

    Dear Aunte Ponnie and Uncle Bob and Family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are wiith you in this time of loss.
    With love and sympathy,
    Cathy & Joe

  24. cherryl says:

    Dear Amy,
    I Miss You So Much You Are My Sister And My best Friend And You Will Be In My Heart Always And Forever You Are Everything To Me I Love You More Than Anything So my Dearest Sister Rest In Peace Be Happy ,Love Cherryl

  25. Al & Laureen Jones says:

    To the entire Holmes Family, Our love and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
    With our love and deepest sympathy,
    Al & Laureen

  26. Helen Harris says:

    Dear Ponnie and Bob
    So sorry about Amy I know what you are dealing with. Time will help

    she will always be part of your lives Love Helen

  27. Penny Holmes says:

    To my Dearest sister, I miss you so much, My love for you was unconditional. When you were called hom a piece of me went with you.
    You will always be in my heart forever.I will cherish the memories we had forever. Well my Baby sister R.I.P until we meet again in heaven.

  28. Jeannette and Olivia says:

    Auntie Amy, words can’t express what im feeling, i miss you so much already and have been and will continue to tell Olivia about you so she can grow up to know what a kind hearted beautiful person you were…May you rest in peace I love you

  29. Sue Miller says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Holmes family at this time of heart filled lost. May God bless you all and keep you close to each other for the support and comfort you need. We will keep Amy in our thoughts and hope you all find comfort in remembering the good times with her.

    Amanda, your mother will always be with you in mind and spirit. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories and may God hold you close during this time of loss and sorrow.

    Best,
    Mike and Sue Miller

  30. Amanda says:

    mom,
    words cant express the emptiness i feel in my heart right now each day i miss you more. i miss hearing your voice telling me its going to be OK, that you love me. i miss the things we always did and were going to do. i wish you didn’t leave me this soon. you have prepared me for so many things in my life and this is the one thing you did not prepare me for. i don’t know how to live my life without your advice or guidance i am not ready to. i am lost with out my mom and first best friend(mom)there aren’t any words that can describe how i am feeling. everyone thinks i am so strong and deep down i am torn to pieces and devastated. i feel like when god called you home you took a huge piece of me with you. mom you were all i had for parental guidance and now i don’t have that and i feel like i’m not myself anymore i miss you every single day i will love you forever and always and please be my guardian angel from heaven since i no longer have you here with me i love you.

  31. Amanda says:

    Mom,
    Hope this is making you happy I’m going to visit you tomorrow and I have a letter for you and a decoration. We are dedicating tomorrow night to you since Salem was one of your favorite places I miss you and love you forever and always . R.I.P. mom 11-26-1969-07-06-2013

  32. larissa and audra says:

    aunt amy love you my friend Audra
    loved god good

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