Thomas F. Holden

Thomas F. Holden, 86 of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2019 after a long illness at home.

            He was the husband of Aina R. (Palm) Holden.

            Born and raised in Melrose, son of the late Thomas F. and Mary V. (Cargill) Holden, he lived in Mattapoisett since 1979.

            He was formerly employed by UniFirst for 40 years until his retirement. In retirement he worked at several local golf courses and for Community Connections.

            He was an avid golfer.

            Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Dr. Lisa Santos and her husband Scott of Fairhaven and Kristen Hogan and her husband A.J. of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren, Caitlin Hogan, Kelly Hogan and Ambrose Hogan; a great-granddaughter, Nora; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was the grandfather of the late Matthew DeSimas and the brother of the late Virginia Reardon, Barbara Leavitt, Alice Kiley and Marjorie Grady.

            His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to South Coast Hospice, 200 Mill Rd. Fairhaven, MA  02719. For online guestbook, please visit

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