Cynthia J. (Haskins) Holmes

July 16, 1946 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 74)


Cynthia (Haskins) Holmes, 74, of Chicopee passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at home. She was born in Montague on July 16, 1946, the daughter of Elbert and Antonia (Sokolowski) Haskins. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School, class of 1964.
Recently retired, she worked for Home Staff Health Services and prior to that, the Mass Mutual Insurance Company for 17 years.
Cindy was always active and enjoyed kayaking, roller skating, hiking, skiing, biking, camping, music and dancing. She loved nature and animals, donating to many of these causes. She spent her time volunteering, most notably for the Trustees of Reservations. She supported food pantries and was a blood donor.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Holmes of Shutesbury, MA; her sister Christine Cianciolo of Pittsboro, NC; her brother, Alfred Haskins of Sunderland, MA; her grandson Kenneth Jr. Holmes of NC; and her great granddaughter, Ashlynn of NC. Cindy is predeceased by her parents; her son, Kenneth Holmes; and her beloved horse of 29 years, Sid.
Graveside funeral services for close family and friends will be held on Thursday October 1st at 11:00am at Springdale Cemetery in Montague.
Charitable contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Trustees of Reservations at
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Graveside Service
October 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Springdale Cemetery
Turnpike Road
Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376
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