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Colly Holmes, 71, Of Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – Colly Holmes, of Norwalk, died Friday, Oct. 9 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 71.

Holmes was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Norwalk, to Joseph Jr. and Carolyn (nee Miller) Holmes, growing up in New Canaan. She attended Mitchell College of New London, and worked in the Human Resources Department for GTE, now Verizon.

She is survived by two brothers, Joe Holmes and his wife Poppy of Norwalk, Nathaniel Holmes III and his wife Denise of Penfield, N.Y.; sister Suki Welch of Sun City West, Ariz., and eight nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St., New Canaan.

Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or online at or to AmeriCares, 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

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