Doris Holden

Doris Holden

Friday, April 25th, 1941 - Friday, November 6th, 2020
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Doris Holden of Somerset passed away on Friday, November 6th at the CareOne of Somerset Valley in Bound Brook. She was 79 yrs. old.

Born and raised in New York City, she lived in Jersey City before moving to Somerset in 1976.

She was a homemaker for many years before working as a Receiving Clerk at Kmart in Somerset until she retired.

Doris was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Somerville. She also enjoyed needlepoint, cross stitching, watching television and most of all spending time with her loving grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Holden, Jr. in October 2019 and her son, Christopher J. Holden in 1969, as well her parents, Theodore & Carmen Sands, brother, William Sands and sister, Carmen Murray.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William H Holden, III and his wife Anita; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy & Robert Waltermire, Denise & Joseph Smith and Nadine & Brian Pitti; brothers, Sonny and Butch Sands; Sister, Dolores Dunne; and grandchildren, William H. IV (and his wife Kathryn), Stephen, Joseph, Briana, James, Christina, Alexis, Bobby, Samantha and Bryan.

She loved and was loved by so many nieces, nephews, and extended family & friends.

Funeral arrangements are being held privately under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset, New Jersey.

Donations in lieu of flowers in her loving memory can be made to:
The Delaware Valley Scleroderma Foundation In memory of Doris Holden
or to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Somerville NJ 08876 at

To donate directly to the Delaware Valley Chapter, mail checks to:
385 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
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Nancy A. Waltermire

Posted at 06:42am
Mommy you were my first best friend. You touched so many hearts and were loved by all. Please know I will miss your smile and those very warm loving hugs. I promise to carry on your memories and share them with your “babies”. I will miss our daily talks but cherish them forever. I am so happy you are now reunited with Daddy, Christoper, Uncle Willie, Aunt Titi, Grandpa, Grandma and al your loved ones. I know you will always be in my heart and by my side. Love you to the moon and back, Nancy Ann

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