John James Holmes Jr., 96 of North Adams, MA died Monday January 29, 2018 at Williamstown Commons.
He was born in North Adams, MA on October 31, 1921, son of John James and Lena (Morris) Holmes. He attended local schools including the Drury High School.
John was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Army Air Corps in New Guinea, Okinawa and the Philippines.
John first worked at Cornish Wire Co. After the war, he began working with Betti Oil Company and later worked with Hayden Oil. He was last employed by Ted Pierce Oil Co. until his retirement.
John loved to sing and also enjoyed walking and jazz music. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.
Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Jeannette C. (Lanoue) Holmes whom he married on June 14, 1947 and one daughter- Jacqueline A. Geoffrion and her husband, Louis of Adams, MA and one son- James C. Holmes of North Adams. He also leaves three granddaughters- Jessica Lynn Tatro and her husband, Ejay; Stephany Onorato and her husband, Greg and Allyson Holmes; and three great grandchildren- Rylee Tatro, Reed Tatro, and Macy Onorato; and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother are deceased including Constance Perham, Helen Hinkell and Robert Holmes.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for John Holmes will be celebrated Friday February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to PopCares in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNAHOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.