Carl Holm, 76, of Marlborough


Carl Arabic HolmMarlborough – Carl Arabic Holm, age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Carl was born in Gardner, MA on September 17, 1946. He was the son of Helen and Carl Holm. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Karen and his parents.

Carl is survived by his wife, Joanne, his children Joseph Holm and his wife, Ann, and Deborah Smith; his grandchildren Nicole Ricard and her husband, Kenneth; Rachel Drane and her husband, Joshua; Dylan Holm and his partner, Bethany Ingram.

Carl grew up in Westminster with his three sisters and brother graduating in 1964 from Oakmont Regional High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War (1965-1971) working as an airplane mechanic/electrician. He enjoyed the comradeship of those he served with and had many memorable stories of their time together. When he returned home, he started a career as a hardware engineer. Working for many years at Prime, Data General, then ending his career at EMC.

His real passion was his family. During family cookouts you would find him standing at the grill cooking hot dogs for the family or swimming in the backyard playing with the grandkids. Traveling with Karen completed his life. Traveling to Aruba became a family tradition. He was a devoted family man and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Meeting Joanne gave him a renewed purpose over the last two years. The short time they had together was a blessing to him. He enjoyed her companionship and love.

Carl had the reputation of helping anyone and everyone. Carl would fix cars of family and friends, find creative ways to solve problems by custom building solutions and was always available to perform home maintenance tasks. When he wasn’t fixing something or spending time with family, he was on the golf course. He had fond memories of time spent with his golfing buddies. His generosity along with his kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.

Calling hours are Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 5-7pm at Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St. Marlborough. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 2, 2023, at 10am at Grace Church, 353 River Rd, Hudson, MA. Burial will be private.

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