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Elizabeth H. "Betty" (Whalley) Holden

May 19, 1933 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 85)

HOLDEN, Elizabeth H. “Betty”, (Whalley), 85, of Colonial Way, West Warwick, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 at Fatima Hospital, North Providence.

She was the wife of Robert F. Holden, they had been married for sixty four years.  Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Irene (Limner) Whalley.  She was a resident of West Warwick since 1965.

Mrs. Holden was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Kent Hospital for twenty three years before retiring in 1996.  She was a graduate of St. Mary Academy, Bay View, and the former Holy Ghost Hospital Nursing School in Cambridge, MA.  She was a former member of the Pawtuxet Valley Chorus and the Coventry Players.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Robert F. Holden of Springfield, VA, Stephen F. Holden of Coventry and John E. Holden of Astoria, New York; a daughter, Christina Holden-Shea of Charlestown and nine grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late John E. Whalley and Madelyn Moran.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the HENAULT-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 5 Eddy Street, West Warwick followed by a funeral home service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 in her memory would be appreciated.  Information and condolences please visit: www.henault-gallogly.com


Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter
245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906


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