Frances Holden

August 6, 1947 - February 5, 2016

08/06/1947 - 02/05/2016

Past Services

Monday February 08, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
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Prayer Service to begin at 6:30 pm

Tuesday February 09, 2016
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Mausoleum Garden
1544 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
757-204-4263 | Directions
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Committal Service

Tuesday February 09, 2016
11:00 am

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Funeral Mass

Frances Gaudet Holden, 68, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2016. She was born on August 6, 1947 to the late Paul and Lucille (Dolese) Gaudet in Raceland, LA. Fran was a graduate of St Mary’s Dominican College and the Oschner School of Medical Technology in New Orleans, LA. Fran was a member and former Regent of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Thomas W. Holden, Jr.; children, Thomas W. Holden III & his wife, Barbara, Catherine Holden, Gregory Holden & his wife, Petra, Karen Guerra & her husband, Joseph, Jennifer Holden, and Diane Holden; grandchildren, Katie, Allie, Sammi, Cara, and Elsa; brothers, Tom Gaudet and Mike Gaudet; and her sister-in-law, Debbie Leon.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:30pm-8:30pm (Prayer Service:  6:30 PM), at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 11:00 AM, at St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 1544 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, with Father Brian Rafferty, officiating. Followed by an internment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Mausoleum Garden in Chesapeake. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at  If you would like to deliver food to Fran’s family, please schedule a time by clicking here.

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Charlie Doss
8 years ago

Tom, my wife and I send our condolences on the loss of Fran. With our deepest sympathies, Charlie and Vicky Doss

Delia Sapiro
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Fran was a wonderful person and I know she probably set off the bells when she went above to meet God

Debbie Leon
8 years ago

May God wrap his arms around Fran’s family and provide comfort. Ralph and I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers

Margie Gaudet
8 years ago

May God bless Fran and her wonderful family. We love you all –

8 years ago

For the love you showed all of your children. Thank you Mom!

Phil DeMarco
8 years ago

Tom, Jen, Diane, and rest of family – my wife and I send our deepest condolences on Fran’s passing. There’s a new star in Heaven. With our deepest sympathies, Phil and Susan DeMarco

Stacie lue
8 years ago

My heart hurts for your family and I’m keeping you in my prayers. Although I do not know Mrs. Holden, I’ve been blessed to be friends with her daughter Diane. Through Diane, I have been blessed to be friends with a lovely, sweet, and smart girl that mr and Mrs Holden have raised.

Linda Kangas
8 years ago

Greg and Petra,
So sorry for your loss. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time.