In Memory Of

Claireen Holmes (Dennis) - Class Of 1975


Of Fairfax, VA, passed away at home on December 13, 2014 after a brief illness. Claireen is survived by her husband of 33 years, Kelly Dennis and her three children, Eric, Adam (Farrell Wilkins), and her beloved daughter Jessica, and her precious granddaughter, Lily. Claireen is also survived by her four siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Claireen was a devoted wife and loving mother to her family. She especially enjoyed spending time in her hometown of Auburn, NY. She treasured her friends both in Virginia and in Auburn. Claireen's life passion was helping children. She was a school counselor at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas Park, Virginia. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, VA from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Auburn, NY on Friday, December 19, 2014. Donations in memory of Claireen may be made to a charity of your choice . Email condolences may be made at 
"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die."

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01/25/16 09:42 PM #1    

David Rabuano (1975)

Thanks for the Great Times & Memories !!  DTR

01/26/16 01:46 PM #2    

Brian Oliver (1975)

RIP my good friend

05/05/16 10:57 PM #3    

Alan Rowoth (1971)

I spent the first 11 years of my life on Dayton St.  Claireen and her family lived across the street. Kids in the neighborhood thought they were "rich" because her dad owned Holmes Dairy and they always had the best toys.  But they were never spoiled or snobby. All 4 of the Holmes kids were nice as could be, real quality people.  Claireen was like a Disney princess from the time she was born.  4 years younger than I, I never had romantic thoughts about her, but I always appreciated her grace, poise, and deeply ingrained kindness. Her parents were wonderful and her good upbringing was quite apparent. I seldom saw her after high school, but whenever I did, she always had a smile and a kind word. Her passing effected me far more than I expected it to. I guess I never stopped cherishing the memory of the little girl who lived across the street. 

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