Nathaniel  Holmes III

Obituary of Nathaniel Holmes III

Passed away surrounded by his family on November 10, 2022 at the age of 73.
Nat is survived by his wife: Denise; and children: Brandon and Tricia, siblings:
Joseph (Poppy) H Holmes III and Suzanne “Suki” Welch; numerous nieces and
nephews: Alison Welch, Whitney Welch, Hilary (Dave) Petrowski, Phoebe (Dave)
Knight, Carolyn (John) Coffey, Jamie (Aarin) Holmes, Greg Ryan, Catherine Ryan,
Suzee (Tim) Meehan, Ashley (John) Cordo, Emily Kellam, Cameron Kellstein, and
Emma Kellstein; a number of great nieces and nephews; and Great Pyrenees:
Sherlock and Lola. Nat is predeceased by his son: Nathaniel Holmes IV; his
sister: Carolyn “Colly” Holmes, and parents: Carolyn “Millie” Holmes and Joseph H
Holmes Jr.

Nat graduated from New Canaan High School and Franconia College. He was a
Journeyman Carpenter and loved working with wood. Following his Father’s
example, his favorite volunteer role was with the New Canaan Fire Department.
Nat loved being a father. He relished being Brandon’s greatest fan at Penfield
High School hockey games. Nat instilled an interest in current events and
politics in Tricia. Nat married Denise in 1986 and remained steadfast in his love
throughout 36 years of marriage. Nat’s greatest loss was the death of
Nathaniel and they have now been reunited.

Nat will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan CT on December 10.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
( or to a charitable organization of your choice.

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