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Nancy (Terrien) Holowitz

September 20, 1939 ~ October 25, 2019 (age 80)

Nancy (Terrien) Holowitz, 80, beloved wife of 61 years of Jack Holowitz, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, in the comfort of her own home in Springfield with her loving family at her side.

Nancy was born on September 20, 1939, in Colchester, VT, a daughter of Frederick and Mildred (Gile) Terrien.  She graduated from Essex Junction High School, before moving to Springfield, over 50 years ago.

Nancy along with her husband, Jack, are professional photographers and together for over 55 years have owned and operated Holowitz Photography in Springfield.

Nancy leaves behind her loving husband, Jack, of Springfield; and children, Tony Holowitz and his wife, Hillary Wright, of Arlington, MA, Sandy Parmentier and her husband, Jerry, of Springfield, and Kim Parmentier and her husband, David, of Bedford, MA; sisters, Betty Holton of Winooski, VT, Joanne Wolff of CA, and Marilyn Kelly of AZ; brother, Richard Terrien of Burlington, VT; six cherished grandchildren, Justin and his partner, Gretchen, Chelsea and her partner, Xavier, Sr., John, Matthew, Brian, and Theo; and four great grandchildren, Lilly, Xavier, Burton, and Donovan.  In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brother, Bob Terrien.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, Nov. 1, for visitation for Nancy from 4-7 p.m. and Sat, Nov. 2, from 10 to 11, with a funeral home service starting at 11 at Hafey Springfield Chapels, 494 Belmont Avenue., Springfield, MA 01108.  Nancy’s burial will be private.  For further information please visit

Thank you to the Pace Program, which made the last year of Nancy’s life very enjoyable. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s name may be made to Mercy Life, Pace Program, 200 Hillside Circle, West Springfield, MA 01089. For further information please visit

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