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Richard K Holman

March 6, 1941 — July 3, 2023

Richard K Holman


Newark, VT: Richard Kenneth Holman, age 82, of Newark VT died at Maple Lane Nursing home in Barton, VT, July 3, 2023, where he was rehabbing after surgery. 

           Richard was born in Brockton, Ma on March 6, 1941, son of the late Wilder Freeman and Theora Catherine (Hunter) Holman. He was raised in Hanson, MA graduating from Whitman-Hanson Regional Highschool in the class of 1961. He worked various jobs over the years including driving truck, nursing assistant and farming. He has lived in Newark since 1972 where he enjoyed gardening, various agricultural pursuits and raising his family. In the fall he would make apple butter and sauce to sell and then during the holidays he made Christmas wreaths. 

           He is survived by three children: Theora James and husband, Samuel, of Burke Hallow VT, Christine Pailler and husband, Michael of Easton, MA, Adah Shumway and husband Will, of Murray, UT, a brother: Raymond Holman and wife, Diane of Pembroke, MA, 11 grandchildren: Alora, Joseph, Damian, Abigail, Raymond, Nathan, Owen, Cameron, Meghan, Elsie, and Catherine. 4 step-grandchildren: Zach, Briseis, Lars and Arya, and great grandchildren Liam and Anya.

           He was pre-deceased by his daughter Maude Roy and grandson Ezekiel. 

Friends may call on the family from 4:30-6:00pm on Friday July 7, 2023, at the Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home, 15 Main Street in Lyndonville. 

A Graveside Service will take place at 10am at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Newark on Saturday, July 8th. 

In lieu of flowers help us support the agency that cared for Ricard and cares for individuals in the Northeast Kingdom living with mental illness by making a donation in Richard's name to Northeast Kingdom Human Services 2225 Portland St, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Past Services


Friday, July 7, 2023

4:30 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndonville, VT 05851

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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