Holmes, Helena (Helen), Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Covenant HealthCare Harrison Campus. Age 93 years. The daughter of the late Anthony and Wladslawa (Konopko) Kochanowski, Helen was born May 23, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan. Helen married Harold Holmes on June 28, 1941. He predeceased her September 11, 2004. She was a charter member of American Legion Post #439 Auxiliary. Helen was a past member of St. Casimir & George Catholic Church and a current member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with her family. Surviving are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Martin and Barbara Holmes, Gladwin; Richard Holmes, Thomas Township; Mary and Phil Hollingworth, Thomas Township; a daughter-in-law, Susan Holmes, Hemlock; four grandchildren, Julie and David Macy, Jeffrey and Ashley Holmes, Michael and Sarah Holmes, Jennifer and Chad Spear; three great-grandchildren and an angel on the way; one brother, Casimier Kochanowski, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by a son, Paul Holmes, and by four sisters and one brother. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. David Parsch will officiate. Entombment will follow in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sr. Marie Markel IHM, will take place at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net