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Katherine Romano Holmes
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Obituary for Katherine Romano Holmes

South Portland- Katherine Romano Holmes, 103, of Cole Street, died peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

Katherine was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on April 7, 1915 the daughter of the late Bartolomew and Marie (LePore) Romano. She was educated in Canton, Maine schools and graduated from Canton High School in the class of 1935.

On July 6, 1940, Katherine married the love of her life, Norman Holmes and together they shared 69 years together.

Katherine worked her entire life as a homemaker, caring for her home and raising her two daughters, always being an active part of their lives and school activities. She loved to sew, especially making pot holders, and embroidering pillow cases. Her greatest love and talent was cooking, her family commented that she made an awesome apple pie. Katherine won several awards for both her needle work and her apple pies. She loved to travel and spent many winters in California, she was a huge fan of the “Pioneer Woman” cooking show on the Cooking Channel, and checked the obit section of the newspaper every day. She was a very social person, with a great attitude. Even though macular degeneration stole her ability to see, she was still always willing to help others.

She was a life member of the Cape Elizabeth Grange #242, where she received the gold cane award for the oldest member, life member of the Order of Eastern Star – Corner Stone Chapter, 193, and life member of the Daughters of Nile Temple 94.

Katherine was predeceased by her husband Norman Holmes in 2002; three sisters, Angeline, Mary, and Margaret; and three brothers, Albert, Joseph, and Nickole. She is survived by two daughters, Constance Holmes , and Marie and her husband Jerry Morrison; two grandchildren, Christopher Conn , and Stephanie and her husband Curtiss Croft; her beloved dogs, Andre’ and Buddy; several nieces and nephews.

A visiting hour celebrating Katherine’s life will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service will follow at the chapel at 12:00pm with burial at Forest City Cemetery, Lincoln Street, South Portland. To view Katherine’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com


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31

May

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

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Thursday

31

May

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

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