Therese de Carmel Reilly Holguin, 82, formerly of Wells, Vt., passed away on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the home of her daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Therese was born on July 5, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of James and Mary (Burns) Reilly.
Therese was not only a loving wife, mother and homemaker but also a gifted composer, arranger and musician from a very early age. She dedicated much of her time sharing this talent in her church, from childhood as organist and choral director in California and Vermont. She also worked as a research librarian for many years in a Special Collectors Library. She is loved and cherished and will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Renato Holguin on Sept. 26. In addition she was predeceased by her parents and a sister Maria Buckman. Survivors are her daughters Ramona Nuttycombe, Therese Davies, Margaret Holguin, and Fina Russell; grandchildren Tracey Welsher, Fayla Messner, Renato Holguin II; and great grandchildren Max and Miranda Baumgarten. She is also survived by a sister Margaret Petrone and a brother James P. Reilly Jr.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Granville, N.Y., with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. Burial followed at the Wells Cemetery in Wells, Vt., where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, in the village where they lived for many happy years.
The family would like to thank Willowbrook Hospice for their kindness, support and care throughout the last years of Therese’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Willowbrook Hospice, 381 Riverside Dr., Franklin, Tennessee 37064.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY.