Holmes, Richard Bradford
Holmes, Richard Bradford, Richard Bradford Holmes, 91, of South Yarmouth, MA died Dec 14 at Thirwood Place. He was the husband of Gertrude M (Willett) Holmes for 60 years. Loving father of Cynthia M. Chandler and her husband, Howard of Plymouth, MA Richard A. Holmes and his wife, Judith of Duxbury, MA, Robert B. Holmes an his wife, Stephanie of Penfield, NY and Kenneth B. Holmes and his wife, Jennifer of Los Alamos, NM. Brother of Philip D. Holmes of East Falmouth, MA. Also survived by ten grandchildren, two great - grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Born raised and educated in Whitman, MA he was a graduate of Thayer Academy and attended Colby College and Babson College. Mr. Holmes served in the Yankee 26th Division of the US Army during WWII.

He was employed for the Sears Roebuck Co. in Brockton, MA for 32 years until 1978 when he spent his retirement years in Inverness, FL and Yarmouth, MA.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Yarmouthport, MA. He served as deacon many years at the Congregational Church of Whitman, MA, and the Congregational Church in Hanson, MA. Mr. Holmes was also a member of the Puritan Lodge A.F. & A.M. East Bridgewater

He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec 18 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church, Yarmouth, Route, 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 2:30PM. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the First Congregational Church, Elevator Fund 329 Main Street Yarmouthport, MA 02675 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod 765 Attucks Lane Hyannis, MA 02601
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