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Mrs. Frances Reather Hollman

Obituary for Mrs. Frances Reather Hollman

August 16, 1925 - January 12, 2018
Walpole, Massachusetts | Age 92


Frances Reather (Richardson) Hollman, age 92, passed away in the Norwood Hospital on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born in Chattaloochee, Florida on August 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha (Goodson) Richardson. She was raised in Florida and was a proud member of the Friendship AME Church.

Frances graduated from high school in 1943 and a year later married her husband, LeRoy Hollman, Jr. LeRoy was called to serve his country during World War II and departed for Germany in 1944, and while he was away, Frances welcomed her first child, Juanita, in 1945. In 1947, LeRoy rejoined his family and they settled in Boston, Massachusetts together, where Frances joined the membership of the Charles Street AME Church. Frances took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her growing family. She welcomed her second child, Donald in 1954, third child, Karen, in 1959, and fourth child, Mark, in 1966.

After her children were grown, Frances returned to school, taking classes at Wheelock College. She took a position with the Grove Hall Child Development Center in 1979, working in the infant room until 1983.

Frances was delighted when her family grew again, welcoming her grandchildren with open arms, and loved being able to care for them in the afternoons. In 2005, Frances and LeRoy settled in Walpole, Massachusetts to be closer to their family. Sadly in 2012, Frances lost her husband, LeRoy, however she persevered, celebrating her 90th Birthday with family and friends in 2015. Her passing serves as a bookend to her family history, as she was the last of her ten siblings to pass, the first being her twin brother, Frank.

Beloved wife of the late LeRoy Hollman, Jr.
Loving mother of Juanita Brown and her husband Sonny of the Villages, Florida, Donald Hollman and his wife Vernita of Irvine, CA, Karen Allen and her husband Michael of Walpole, and Mark Hollman and his wife Audrey of Randolph.
Cherished grandmother of Dawn, Thane, Sage, Tayjsa, Jared, Lindsey, Keith, the late Brock, and the late Zachary and great grandmother of Jace and Landy.
Sister of the late Louise Williams, Edith West, Virginia Sampson, Bernice Williams, Vander Williams, William Williams, Burvell Williams, Edgar Williams, and Frank Richardson.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1-2 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Funeral Home Service will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Zachary Allen Memorial Fund, Noble and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA 02026.

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Walpole, MA 02081
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