Mark Walter Holman
March 21, 1959 - May 6, 1981
Hampton Union, May 1981
[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]
HAMPTON -- Mark Walter Holman, 22, of 17 Watson's Lane, died the early morning hours of May 6 when the car he was driving hit a utility pole at High Street and Birch Road.
Mr. Holman was born in Exeter, March 21, 1959, the son of John M. and Constance A. (Purington) Holman, with whom he resided.
He was a 1977 graduate of Winnacunnet High School, where he was active in the band. He attended the United Methodist Church.
He served in the Army as a military policeman in Germany from 1977 until 1980. At the present time, he was employed as a cook at the Galley Hatch Restaurant and was enrolled at St. Anselm College in Manchester.
Survivors include, besides his parents, one sister, Melanie Ann Caruso of Dover; maternal grandparents, Walter F. and Hazel M. (Chapman) Purington of Hampton; paternal grandmother. Mrs. Dorothy (Dean) Holman of Hampton; one niece and one nephew.
Nearly 300 people attended funeral services held for Mr. Holman Friday at the Hampton United Methodist Church.
The Reverend Herbert N. Lovemore, pastor, officiated. Mrs. Sylvia Moulton was organist.
Included in attendance were Hampton Selectman Glyn Eastman; Dr. Harry Anderson, assistant superintendant of schools in SAU 21; Barbara Nadreau, representing the Hampton School Board; Joe Bruno, assistant principal of Winnacunnet High School; many teachers and school staff members; a large delegation from the Galley Hatch Restaurant, led by Kay and Mike Tinios; a delegation from the Seacoast Visiting Nurses Association, led by Doris Gardner; and many friends, relatives and church members.
Interment was in the High Street Cemetery, with committal services by the Reverend Mr. Lovemore, and the Reverend George H. Paul of Hampton.
Bearers were Michael Talbot, Robert Scammon, Tristam Sother, Richard Pare, Harry Bobolas, and Robert Beal.
The flag, which covered the casket, was presented to Mark's mother, Mrs. Connie Holman.