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Marie "Mary" J. (Onizuk) Holmes

June 19, 1924 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Marie "Mary" Holmes Obituary

Marie “Mary” J. (Onizuk) Holmes, 99, of Newark, Delaware peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.  Born in Elkton, Maryland on June 19, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nellie (Tucker) Onizuk.

Mary progressed rapidly through her education, ending with a Master’s Degree in Education from Fordham University.  She began her 45 year teaching career, which she loved, in 1943 and taught elementary school in New Jersey, Florida and finally Delaware, where she taught in the Red Clay Consolidated School District from 1964 until her retirement in 1988.  Mary spent her retirement with her husband of 41 years, Richard, who passed away on December 15, 2009.  They were both avid readers and donated hundreds of books to the Cancer Federation.

Mary is survived by her sister, Anna Wilmer, along with several nieces and nephews, including Nancy Onizuk and Edward Onizuk.

She was predeceased by her siblings: Joseph, Andrew, John, Benjamin, Alec, Sam, Leonore, Hedwig and Jennie.

Funeral services and interment will be held privately.

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