Alice Holmes

Alice Damaty Holmes

1932 - 2022

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Alice Damaty Holmes, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at home in Rifle, CO surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born July 31, 1932 in Lynn, MA to the late Mark and Pauline Damaty. They later moved to Paterson, NJ where she was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. After graduation, on December 30, 1950, she married Bob Holmes, who had just completed his service with the United States Marines. They moved to Wayne, NJ. where they raised their eight children (7 sons and 1 daughter). After their youngest son started school, Alice took a position teaching handicapped children. Because of her loving and caring nature, this was a natural fit. She also helped care for several of her grandchildren. In 1989 Alice and Bob moved from New Jersey to Rifle, Colorado where she became an active member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church serving as a lector, a Eucharistic minister and sang in the choir. Friends and family were always welcome at her home where, many times, it was standing room only. In her last weeks of life she had around the clock care from her loving granddaughters Shea, Halie and Jessica and her daughters-in-law Dolores and Melanie. Her seven sons were with her and her daughter never left her side. She passed from this life knowing how greatly she was loved by all who had the privilege to know her. She is survived by her loving children, Robert, III of Carbondale, CO, Richard and his wife Deborah of Charlotte, NC, Cathleen and her husband Bob Petts of Glenwood Springs, CO, John and his wife Karen Holmes of Perkasie, PA, Mark Holmes and his wife Dolores Snell of Carbondale, CO, Charles and his wife Elaine Holmes of Downingtown, PA, Tim and his wife Ginger Holmes of Towaco, NJ, and Bill and his wife Melanie Holmes of Rifle, CO; 24 devoted grandchildren; 21 cherished great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Holmes, Jr., her brother Nicholas Damaty and her sisters, Doris "Vete" Carilli and Effie Polidoro. Visiting hours will be Friday, February 25, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church, 1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne. Interment will follow in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alice's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675
Friday
25
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
Moore's Home For Funerals
1591 Alps Rd
Wayne, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
26
February

Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Our Lady Of Consolation R.C. Church
1799 Hamburg Tpke
Wayne, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
26
February

Final Resting Place

11:30 am
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Laurel Grove Cemetery
295 Totowa Road
Totowa, New Jersey, United States