Carmen A. Holmes

Carmen A. Holmes, 59, a former St. Marys resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 31, 2014, in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain.

She was born October 17, 1954 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.  She was a graduate of high school in Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of San Juan.  She was a former employee of Spherion in St. Marys.

On August 31, 1973 in Alabama, she married Timothy J. Holmes, who preceded her in death on October 24, 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Melissa Bush and her husband Daniel of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Nicolas Bush, Aydan Bush, and Katelyn Bush; her companion, Anthony Westwood of Llandudno, Wales; her mother, Carmen Cancel-Rivera of Caquas, Puerto Rico; a sister, Olga Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; and three brother, Jose Cancel-Rivera of Texas, Mariano Cancel-Rivera of Texas, and Willie Cancel-Rivera of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mariano Cancel.

Mrs. Holmes served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as an M.P.  She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed using the computer, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 6:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will take place in Wales.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to CAPSEA, PO Box 464, Ridgway, PA  15853.

Melissa Bush February 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

So hard to see your name up like this for an obituary! I know your with Pop give him a huge hug from us and both of you keep looking over the kids!

If I could have one single wish
And never have another
It would simply be to have one hour
And spend it with my mother.

I’d simply sit and hold your hand
And we’d have a cup of tea
No one else would be there
There’d just be you and me.

We’d talk about the old times
We’d laugh and reminisce
And just before you left me
I’d give your cheek a kiss.
– Author Alan Guest

Willard & Linda Bush Sr February 9, 2014 at 12:05 am

Daniel, Melissa, and kids,
We’re saddened for your loss and hope you will find your memories of Carmen to strengthen you in the coming days. Life is not always fair and the time to say farewell to those we love comes much too soon.
Our condolences and sympathy for your loss.

Willane Bryant February 9, 2014 at 12:14 am

Missy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom! My condolences go out to you and your family.

Lanette & TJ Nesbitt February 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Melissa, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Losing a loved one is never easy. May you find comfort and peace in the memories you have and may they give you strength in days to come. Know that we are here for you.

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