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Linda Anne Holmes

December 6, 1948 — January 19, 2024

Port St. Lucie

Linda Anne Holmes

Linda Geremia Holmes, a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and cherished friend passed away on January 19, 2024 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She was born to Albert (Al) and Anne Geremia (predeceased) on December 16,1948 in Providence, Rhode Island. Being the daughter of Italian Immigrants meant that Linda and her brother Paul Geremia were surrounded with a large loving extended family, as Linda was the youngest of 18 cousins, and their lives were steeped in family tradition. Those traditions and the immense love of family were passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Linda graduated college at the Chamberlain School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. She worked as merchandiser and manager for Jordan Marsh in Providence, Rhode Island. On July 31, 1971 Linda married Vincent (Vinny) Holmes, her husband of 52 years. They resided in Johnston, Rhode Island for 10 years. Joy overwhelmed them when their first daughter Amy was born, and five years later they welcomed another daughter, Kelly. In 1981, her husband Vincent was offered an executive position as national sales manager for Penn Reels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While it was the hardest decision of their lives, they left their small community in Johnston, and transplanted their family to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. However, they traveled home to Rhode Island every other weekend and spent their summers at Bonnet Shores in Narragansett.

Linda spent 20 years living happily in Valley Forge. Their home at 20 Ferry Lane was a bustling hot spot for family and friends to visit. Linda was a homemaker and entertained executive clients, amazing friends, and an extended family regularly. Linda had so many dear friends that became part of her extended family. You see, when Linda spoke to you, it was as if you were the only person in the room. She had a big, bright, and brilliant personality. When you were around her it was magical. She made you believe that you were the most important person in the world. She believed that there was nothing you could not do.

Once Amy and Kelly were in school Linda took a job at Vanguard where she sold investments. In 1994 Linda left the workforce to be a caretaker to her parents. She was a faithful daughter and wonderful caregiver. In 1995 she welcomed James (Jamie) Hollinger into her life as her own. She beamed with pride when Kelly and Jamie were married in 2002. In 2002, Vinny was given an opportunity, this time it was to move and eventually retire in Florida. They could pick anywhere they wanted to live and since they had traveled the country together many times they knew that Stuart, Florida was where they wanted to spend the rest of their lives. The whole family came together and moved to Jensen Beach and Port Saint Lucie, Florida where they resided happily until her passing. It was there that Linda welcomed another son in law, Timothy Hughes into the family and later four beautiful grandsons Jackson Robert Hollinger 2003, Trenton James Hollinger 2005, Logan Vincent Hughes 2006, and Kaden Herbert Hollinger 2009 and one cherished angel, her only granddaughter Adelyn Anne Hughes who was born sleeping in 2014 (predeceased).

Her four grandsons became her entire world. She loved to take them to Disney World in Orlando and made it nearly a monthly outing. She loved the lights and sounds of Main Street and the magical feeling of pixie dust and neverland where no one grows old. Linda loved the ocean whether it was going to the beach, taking a fabulous cruise to the islands, or watching the sunset in the keys, she was happiest by the sea. She loved to go to the hair salon to get her hair done every week.This was of utmost importance as she had really great hair. Throughout the years Linda and Vinny moved to many different areas in Stuart, Jensen Beach, and finally Port Saint Lucie where they built a beautiful home with Amy, Tim, and Logan, complete with an in-law suite perfectly suited to her needs. It was there that her beloved daughter Amy, and devoted husband Vinny took the best care of Linda as she grew weaker.

Linda was the beloved matriarch of the family and was treated as their respected “queen”. It is with the greatest sadness that we pay highest tribute to Linda. She was ill for many years, and most doctors said that her time was short. She defied all of them with her will to live and her want to raise her grandsons for as long as her body could. She was the bravest, the strongest, the kindest, the most loving, and the best of women. She is survived by her husband Vinny, her daughters Amy and Kelly, her son in laws Jamie and Tim and her four grandsons Jackson, Trent, Logan, and Kaden and her brother Paul. She will be forever in our hearts.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Funeral Home and Crematory.  Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com.

Please join us for a celebration of life on February 3, 2024 at 1pm Holy Family Catholic Church, 2330 Marisposa Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952.

Followed by a gathering at 3pm Linda and Vinny’s Home 594 SE Nome Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952.

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