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Anne M Holahan

December 13, 2018

Obituary

Holahan, Anne "Nancy" 86. It is with great sorrow that the family of Nancy Holahan, nee Wootten announces her passing, December 13, 2018. She went quietly at home with her family by her side. Nancy was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic Girls High School. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, John "Jack" Holahan, her sister, Geri and brother, Hubert "Toby". She is survived by her 7 children, John (Millie) Holahan, Kevin Holahan, Denise Holahan-Miree, Christine Holahan, Cheryl (Stephen) Hill, Michelle Holahan, Karen (Garry) Creaney, as well as 16 grandchildren more than 14 great grandchildren, her sister Eileen (Jack) and many nieces and nephews. Together, Nancy and her husband raised their family in Willingboro, NJ after Jack retired from serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Once she adjusted to civilian life, Nancy threw herself into volunteer work. She started the first pre-school program at Buckingham Elementary School, volunteered in the school library and bookmobile, served as PTA President, was a Girl Scout leader, a CCD teacher and spent 25 years as a Eucharistic Minister with Corpus Christi Church, ministering every Sunday to the patients at Rancocas Valley/Lourdes Hospital. After 30 years as a stay at home mom, Nancy began working at Strawbridge & Clothier's Burlington Center store in the women's shoe department where she was affectionately referred to as "The Shoe Lady" and where she worked for 18 years until her retirement in 1999. Her passion from that point forward was her frog collection, attending every festival and craft fair held in South Jersey and Pennsylvania and watching the family she started with her husband grow by leaps and bounds. She was frequently seen on her 5 mile walks around Willingboro in the early morning hours, exercising at the Kennedy Center, and decorating for the holidays as though there were always a 2 year old living in her home. She was beloved by her family and friends and will be missed beyond measure. It is with tremendous gratitude that the family recognizes the loving and attentive people at Acacia Hospice who assisted in Nancy's care throughout her final months. Her services were private but Memorial donations may be made in Nancy's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, The American Heart Association, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Acacia Hospice, or the charity of your choice. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Anne M Holahan please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

NJ Veterans Cemetery
350 Provinceline Rd.
Wrightstown, NJ, 08562

http://www.state.nj.us.

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