Mrs. Elizabeth Anne (Myles) "Betty" Holmes

  • Born: May 8, 1930
  • Died: October 24, 2017
  • Location: of Texas, formerly of Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth Anne (Myles) "Betty" Holmes of Texas, formerly of Stoneham passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was 87 years of age.

Born on May 8, 1930 in Medford, Betty was the loving daughter of the late John J. Myles and Anna (Keating) Myles. Betty was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Betty was a dedicated nurse for many years. She loved spending time with her family. They were first and foremost in her life. During the Korean Conflict, Betty proudly defended our freedom by serving as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Paul Holmes. She was the devoted mother of Paula Taylor and her husband Glenn, Craig Holmes and his wife Marsha and Bruce Holmes and his wife Lauren. The cherished grandmother of Katherine Jahnke, Joseph, Stephen, Sarah, Paul and Kelly Holmes, Betty was the loving great grandmother of Lily, Myles and Jackson. She was the dear sister of Jacqueline O'Connell, John Myles, Marilynn Simpson and the late Margaret Bowman. Betty is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Friday, November 3rd at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Betty's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Thursday, November 2nd from 4:30-7:30pm in the Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will take at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Elizabeth Holmes to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or via

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Condolence & Memory Journal

You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2 15,16

Posted by Abel Medina - Santa Ana, CA   November 16, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful lady. What a lucky lady to have such a loving family and what a lucky family to have been loved by Betty. Our prayers and love are with you. Sincerely, The Low family.

Posted by Debbie Low - Dallas, TX - Family Friend   October 31, 2017