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Holder, Ellen V., 66, formerly of Maple Avenue, died peacefully on March 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of David P. Holder.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Albert and Victoria (Michalski) Osterholm, she lived in Barrington for 23 years and Narraganset for 18 years.
Ellen was a former communicant of Holy Angels Church and a former Girl Scout Leader. She was a volunteer at the East Providence Animal Shelter, Barrington School Library and Meals on Wheels.
Besides her husband of 47 years, she is survived by her children, Alicia Jones of Pawtucket, Jessica Sousa and her husband Jason of Barrington, Paul D. Holder of Narragansett and Tara Holder of Barrington; a grandson, Jason Sousa of Barrington; a sister, Laura Bedard of Fort Myers, Florida; a half –sister, Laurie Koivu of Virginia and several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Albert and Matthais Osterholm.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 a.m. Calling hours are WEDNESDAY MORNING 8-9 a.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Ellen’s memory to the Volunteer Services for Animals, East Providence Fund, P.O. Box 6263, Providence, RI 02940 would be deeply appreciated.