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Deanna C. Holt

December 27, 1938 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Deanna Holt Obituary

Deanna C. Holt, 84, of Nashua passed away on January 18, 2023.

Deanna was born on December 27, 1938, in Nashua to the late Carroll and Winona (Frye) Center.  She was the beloved wife of Alan Holt with whom she shared 45 years of marriage before his passing in 2006.

She was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and was employed for many years as an Administrative Assistant at Sanders Associates/BAE in Nashua where she met her husband, Alan.

In her free time Deanna enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, chatting with friends and family, genealogy research, walks with neighbors and eating out with her lifelong friends Berta, Claire, and Marilyn. Scrabble games and weekend getaways to the beach were also some things she very much looked forward to.  She loved keeping up to date with her Grandchildren as well as her recently born Great Grandson.  Despite recent world health challenges and medical issues she was working through over the past several years she was able to enjoy a very memorable Christmas in 2021 with much of her family.

She routinely stayed up into the wee hours of the night and rose late in the morning but was very content with her unique schedule.  She loved simple things in life such as her one and only home in Nashua where she started and raised her family and lived her entire adult life.

Deanna was the loving mother of daughter Kesley and her husband, David, of Windham, Maine and her son Alan and his wife, Carol, of Silverdale, Washington.  Deanna is also survived by her brother Clarke of Keene, New Hampshire and three grandchildren: Andrew, his wife, Veronica, and their son Emmett; Forrest; and Emily.  In addition to her husband, Deanna was predeceased by her brothers Alden and Bruce and her sister Martha.

Deanna will be remembered for her love of family, kindness, positivity, bright warm smile, love of animals and sharp mind that remained with her until her passing. Her family is extraordinarily thankful to Jessica Lin, MD and Dale Watterson, APRN who went above and beyond to assist Deanna during her final months.

ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua is coordinating with Deanna’s family to execute her wishes.  A private burial will take place in the spring during Deanna’s favorite season of the year.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County ( or The Humane Society for Greater Nashua (  

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