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521 West Main St
NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 663-6523
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John Holden

John Campbell Holden

Friday, September 12th, 1947 - Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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John Campbell Holden 71, of Williamstown died suddenly at his home on Saturday July 13, 2019. He was born in Meadville, PA on September 12, 1947 a son of the late Alfred Campbell Holden and Gervase Caroline (Schweitzer) Holden. John graduated with the class of 1969 from Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering and then continued his love for learning and travel by obtaining a Sloan Masters from the London Business School in 1987.
He was employed as the Assistant Director of Facilities and Plants at Williams College for 27 years. Never one to slow down, John was the owner and operator of Focus Facilities in Williamstown until the time of his death. He was an active communicant of St's Patrick and Raphael Church in Williamstown, a member of the Williamstown Board of Trade, former longtime trustee for Mountain One, a VSE Chair of the Berkshire Sail and Power Squadron, and a member of the Taconic Golf Club. He and his wife were winter residents of Country Village in Bradenton, Florida.
Much loved by the community of Williamstown, John was always willing and able to change your lightbulb, share his engineering expertise, and play you in a game of darts. John leaves behind many friends. He is survived by his loving wife Sara "Sally" (Imhof) Holden of 49 years; three children, Barbara Kotelnicki and her husband Joseph of Dalton, MA, John Patrick Holden of New Brunswick, NJ, and Peter Alfred Holden of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren Emma, Holden, and Griffin Kotelnicki and Jack Holden. John leaves a nephew Jonathan Holden and many cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by his brother Richard C. Holden.
A Liturgy of Christian Mass will be celebrated Thursday July 18, 2019 at 11AM at St.'s Patrick and Raphael Church in Williamstown. Burial will take place at a later date. Calling Hours are Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Flynn & Dagnoli Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. The family suggests that memorials be made to Covenant House in John’s honor or the charity of one's choice. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
    Address
    521 West Main St.
    North Adams, MA 01247
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Sts. Patrick and Raphael Church
    Address
    54 Southworth St.
    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA 01267
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    Officiant
    Rev. Michael Lillpopp
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. William Cyr
    Rev. Wayne Biernat

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Carol Dawley

Posted at 03:05pm
John was a wonderful person and always a gentleman. I will miss him and his smiling eyes and personality. Carol Dawley
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Bauer Family - Adam, Thao, Susana, and Hugh

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Carrie Kutny

Posted at 06:29am
Dear Pat, Barb, Peter, and Mrs. Holden,

Peter and I are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. As a childhood friend of Pat's, Mr. Holden always welcomed me (and usually several others) into his home with kindness, patience, and hospitality. He was well liked and respected by all of us, and he treated us with more generosity that we probably deserved. I got to know him in another context during 7th grade when he taught our catechism class at St. Patrick's church. I remember thinking what a shame it was that he wasn't a teacher at MGRHS, because he was so easy going and thoughtful in his conversations with us about difficult issues. His quiet, gentle manner was encouraging, and I will always remember him as another trusted adult who helped raise the village. May peace be with him and all of you.

Best,
Carrie Richards Kutny
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Carrie (Richards) and Peter Kutny

Posted at 05:35am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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With deepest sympathy to the Holden family. We were blessed to know Cousin John and hold you in our hearts today.
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