OBIT: Catherine Holt, 101, Longtime Watertown Resident, Great Grandmother

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Catherine James (Constantino) Holt, 101, of Wellesley, formerly of Watertown, passed away on March 21, 2019.

Catherine attended Watertown High School but left to work in the family business, Kay’s Bakery on Galen Street, during the Great Depression and served as the Secretary of the Bakers Union in Boston during the 1930’s, according to the Town Council proclamation given to her on her 100th birthday. She received her GED diploma, and after watching her own children graduate from Boston College, she returned to school graduating from Newbury College, with honors, in 1982, at age 64.

The following information came from the Faggas Funeral Home:

Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Holt. Devoted mother of Leonard T. Holt and his wife Deborah, and Barbara Holt Clarke and her husband Jeffrey. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Ryan, Leonard Jr. and his wife Chelsea, Kenneth, Jonathan, and Philip. Cherished Great grandmother of William and Emma. Loving aunt of Cynthia C. Heckmann and her husband Thomas. Sister of the late Peter J. Constantino. Sister-in-law of the late Julie Constantino.

Funeral Service on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA at 11:30 a.m. Visitation prior to the Service at the Faggas Funeral Home, 551 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Burial in Newton Cemetery. The family expresses sincere gratitude for the staff at the Elizabeth Seton Residence for the excellence care given to Catherine.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Elizabeth Seton Residence, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02462, or to the above named church.

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