Obituary: Arthur K. Holmes, 92

Arthur K. Holmes, 92 of Fayville, MA passed away Monday Dec. 28th after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Janet (Gilinsky) Holmes and father of the late Cynthia Holmes.

Arthur served his country honorably in the Army during WWII. He was a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Electronic Engineering and Business Administration. As a young man he worked at Hanscom Air Force Base and also as a Radio and Television Technician. He would later begin his lifelong career as the Principal Assessor and Appraiser for the Town of Southborough. He also served on the Board of Assessors for the Town of Northborough and City of Framingham as well as being an active member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the Mass Association of Assessing Officers.

Mr. Holmes was active in the Southborough community. He was a lifelong member of the Southborough Rod and Gun Club, member of the Southborough Council on Aging, member of the Southborough Dull Men’s Club, and attended many events at the Southborough Senior Center. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, playing pitch and horseshoes, tending to his garden, attending Jazz Concerts, hosting his annual Labor Day gathering, a good martini or scotch, and most importantly enjoyed his family especially during the holidays. 

Mr. Holmes is survived by his children; Donna Davis and her husband Hoyt of Marlboro; Kenneth Holmes of Auburn; David Holmes and his wife Debra of Franklin; and Lynn Morin and her husband Kenneth of Fayville; grandchildren; Hoyt Davis III and his wife Alaina, Colleen Carrion and her husband Raul, Christopher Davis, Brittany and Garrett Holmes, Jennifer O’Brien, Stefan, Corey, and Tyler Morin, and his great-grandchildren, Trey and Rhys Davis, and Tiana Carrion.

Due to Covid 19 services are private. A celebration of Arthur’s life will take place at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to the Friends of the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA 01772

(Obituary via Matarese Funeral Home)

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Bob Kay
3 years ago

I saw Arthur’s obituary and I wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss. I knew him a bit from the Southborough Rod & Gun Club, he taught me to shoot trap more than 40 years ago. He was very nice, and I’m sure he was a wonderful father and grandfather, and everything else. He will be missed very much.
Best regards,
Bob K

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