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Frances Gaudet "Fran" Holden

August 6, 1947 - February 5, 2016

Frances Gaudet Holden, 68, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2016. She was born on August 6, 1947 to the late Paul and Lucille (Dolese) Gaudet in Raceland, LA. Fran was a graduate of St Mary’s Dominican College and the Oschner School of Medical Technology in New Orleans, LA. Fran was a member and former Regent of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Thomas W. Holden, Jr.; children, Thomas W. Holden III & his wife, Barbara, Catherine Holden, Gregory Holden & his wife, Petra, Karen Guerra & her husband, Joseph, Jennifer Holden, and Diane Holden; grandchildren, Katie, Allie, Sammi, Cara, and Elsa; brothers, Tom Gaudet and Mike Gaudet; and her sister-in-law, Debbie Leon.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:30pm-8:30pm (Prayer Service:  6:30 PM), at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 11:00 AM, at St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 1544 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, with Father Brian Rafferty, officiating. Followed by an internment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Mausoleum Garden in Chesapeake. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at  If you would like to deliver food to Fran’s family, please schedule a time by clicking here.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Prayer Service to begin at 6:30 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church

1544 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Our Lady Queen of Heaven Mausoleum Garden

1544 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Committal Service

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