Joseph A. HolmesAugust 27,2014
CORINTH — Joseph A. “Joe” Holmes, age 47, passed away on Aug. 20, 2014, at his home in Corinth, Vermont, with his children and wife surrounding him. Joe was born to Edgar and Charlotte Holmes in November 1966 and grew up in the surrounding Barre area. Joe worked at various local businesses all of his life, and truly loved driving for Bellavance Trucking.
More recently he loved driving his John Deere tractor and “excavating.” Joe was often tinkering on one of his many toys on the lawn, as the neighbors and folks driving by can tell you, or tinkering in his new garage with his many stores of saved junk, aka treasures, never alone because of his sidekick, little Oscy. When he wasn’t doing that, he was relaxing with family and friends eating good food and enjoying a cold one.
He was a quiet man with an observant personality, but it was not unlike him to crack jokes (or so he thought) and to make rhymes about silly everyday things.
He had a generous heart and was always willing to help others; a true problem solver. Joe always wanted to make sure that the people he loved and cared about were safe and had whatever it was that they needed.
Joe taught many of us how to trust and love again, and how to avoid taking things too seriously.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving wife, Teba Toffling Holmes; his son, Caleb J. Holmes; and his daughters, Madison A. Holmes, Mariah A. Suarez and Kyla A. Suarez.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 5 p.m. at 5193 Cookeville Road, Corinth, Vermont.
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