Thelma A. "Ginger" (Fraize) Holmes

  • Born: November 9, 1925
  • Died: June 27, 2016
  • Location: Plaistow, New Hampshire

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home

116 Main Street
Route 121A
Plaistow, NH 03865
Tel. (603) 382-2233

Tribute & Message From The Family

Plaistow, NH: Thelma A. "Ginger" (Fraize) Holmes, 90, a resident of Plaistow since 1943, died on June 27, 2016 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont.

Born and raised in Andover, MA, daughter of the late William and Annetta (Cudmore) Fraize, she was a housewife and homemaker to her children and husband for many years and enjoyed making a warm, loving and inviting home for her family and their friends. She also operated Holmes' Antiques in Plaistow and operated a space at Red Bell Antiques of Kingston and was the co-owner of Knots Landing in Kingston.

A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Plaistow, Mrs. Holmes was also active as a member of the Pythian Sisters, The Triangle Guild, and The Women's Auxiliary of the Carl Davis Post of the American Legion, Plaistow.

A member and past Secretary of the NH. Archeological Society, she was active as a Den Mother for the Plaistow Cub Scouts in her younger years and served on the Committee for the Plaistow 200th Anniversary Celebration. She enjoyed Towle painting, braiding rugs, crocheting and knitting, and was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of seventy-two years, Paul E. Holmes, two sons, Barry G. Holmes and his wife Linda of Plaistow, and Paul H. Holmes and his partner, Stephen Archibald of Portsmouth, two sisters, Erna Sullivan of Wakefield, MA and Glenice Mosher of Exeter, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Elva Wellington, Mona Hill, June Hatch and Lucy Fraize and brothers Gilbert and Malcolm Fraize.

Relatives and friends are invited to Mrs. Holmes Life Celebration to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow. Her service will be held at 1:15 in the funeral home with burial to follow in Plaistow Cemetery. To send a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I attended the service for Ginger, I knew her as the wife of Paul Holmes, I left knowing so much more; a girl of the 40's with a love of music and dance, a newly wed full of promise, a mother and wife, an exceptional Nana.
She certainly did and will continue to influence her family. May Paul be comforted knowing she'll always be In The Mood to dance, not miss a beat as she watches over those who love her so much.

Posted by Bob Hobbs - Haverhill, MA - Acquaintance   July 01, 2016


So sorry for your loss.....our love, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We know how much she meant and still means to you.

Posted by Carl and Debi Goodwin - Kingston, NH - Friend   June 29, 2016

My sincere sympathy to Paul and all the family. I remember many years ago when Ginger used to be in the Legion shows. I loved to hear her sing. She was soooo good.

Posted by Nancy McCormack - Plaistow, NH - Friend   June 29, 2016

My sincere sympathy to Paul and all the family. I remember many years ago when I loved to see Ginger perform in the Legion shows. She was sooo good.

Posted by Nancy McCormack - Plaistow, NH - Friend   June 29, 2016

My thoughts are with the Holmes family.
I knew Barry when I attended Pollard School.

Posted by Jeff Murdock - Vine Grove, KY - Friend   June 29, 2016

Ginger was beautiful person who was loved by her family and friends. We will all miss her very much.

Posted by Sandy Mosher - Exeter, NH - Family   June 29, 2016


Auntie Ginger will be greatly missed. We send our love and prayers for the family. Sadly we are away and won't be able to make it to the celebration of life. Much love to Uncle Paul and all the family, Rob and Sheri Williams

Posted by Sheri Williams - Plaistow, NH - Family   June 28, 2016

'GINGER" will be missed by all who knew her. My heart, support and love goes out to her family. May her memory live on in all of us. With condolences. Douglas Taylor & Richard Foerster

Posted by douglas taylor - cape neddick, ME - Acquaintance   June 28, 2016

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Ann Larkey - N. Hampton, NH - Friend   June 28, 2016

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