Pauline Holmes

Pauline (Potter) Holmes, 87, a Mashpee resident and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, died on July 3. She leaves family in Falmouth.

Ms. Holmes was born in Hyannis to Arthur Potter and Gertrude Washington Potter. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Holmes.

She was educated in Boston, where she also was a member of  St. Cyprianas Church.

Ms. Holmes was a seamstress who made all the uniforms for the majorettes in the marching band at St. Cyprianas. She also was one of the founders of the United Neighbors Community Center.

She moved back to the Cape in 1976 to care for her grandfather.

Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, knitting, and craftwork. She particularly enjoyed making Native American dolls and artwork. She also was an avid Red Sox fan.

She leaves her children, Sandra Graham of Falmouth, Richard Holmes Jr. of North Weymouth, William Carroll of Hyannis, Stephanie Holmes of Mashpee, and William Holmes and his wife, Theresa Holmes, her caretaker, of Hyannis. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.
Ms. Holmes was predeceased by her son, Walter Jackson. 

A funeral home service was held on July 11 at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home in Marstons Mills. 

Burial was at Oak Neck Cemetery in Hyannis.


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