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The Lovely Marianne



  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 169
    May the Lord have mercy on her soul.
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 10,446
    Sincere condolences to the family of Dan.

    I, and perhaps many others here, feel as we know the family from reading most of Dan's earlier writings from the days of paper.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,394
    My sincerest condolences in this time of sorrow.
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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,425
    My most heartfelt condolences to you and yours. I'm so terribly sorry.
  • WMno57
    WMno57 Member Posts: 693
    Sincere condolences to Team Holohan.
    @Erin Holohan Haskell You did a great job writing the Obit. I liked the part about "finding great buys on gifts". Reminded me of my Mother.
    Your Mother's lessons and examples live on with You, Dan, your Sister's and your extended family. Best wishes to you all as you process your grief, and celebrate her life.
  • Roohollah
    Roohollah Member Posts: 134
    We are so sorrowful on the news of the departed Marianne . I cant believe how difficult it is to bear this situation . Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences . I wish God keep her soul as His own .

    Dear Dan , our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your precious family and that is all we could do that because of distance . Surely , my words can not express our feelings but we heartily are sorrow upon the news . May her soul rest in peace .

    Indeed, there are many lovely people there to take part in the funeral ceremony and their presence alleviates the situation.

    Stay safe ,

    your friend

  • RBean
    RBean Member Posts: 1
    Hi Erin, your mom will always be in my thoughts not just for the support and soul she brought to the ethos of Holohan & Co. but for the amazing family she loved, cared for and counselled along the way...what a great legacy she has in you and your siblings. Over the days ahead, I will be thinking of you and all who knew and loved her. I've sent your dad my thoughts and ask that you pass on a hug. One can never have too many hugs, kindest regards, Robert Bean
  • jsiggy
    jsiggy Member Posts: 1
    Dan and family,

    Just heard of your loss. My condolences to you all. A close knit family is a blessing and It's very evident that you had one. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,237
    Thank you for all these kind words and reflections. They mean so much to me right now. I treasure our friendship. Thanks for being there for us.

    Retired and loving it.
    Alan (California Radiant) ForbesTinmanZmanIntplm.
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,573
    So sorry for this news. Here is a poem which gives some comfort on these occasions:

    Death is nothing at All — Canon Henry Scott-Holland, UK, 1847-1918

    Death is nothing at all.

    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    by Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral
    From ‘The King of Terrors’, a sermon on death delivered in St Paul’s Cathedral on Whitsunday 1910, while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster: published in Facts of the Faith, 1919.

  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,604
    I’m so sorry you lost your mom, Dan-your wife. I’ll pray for your family 
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  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 708
    I am very sad to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to all of you. 
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 660
    Sorry for your loss to the entire Holohan team. 

     I had the pleasure of meeting The Lovely Marianne at a few seminars many years ago.  In these brief encounters I saw a polished, soft spoken and professional wife/mother.  I always suspected TLM was the quiet one while Dan might be the opposite.

    Years later I learned just how involved TLM was in the business side of things.  I also learned that TLM was pretty good a juggling being a wife, mother to four daughters, and a caregiver to a special person.   I'm guessing in more recent times much of her attention was given to the grandchildren.  

    May The Lovely Marianne rest in peace.

  • plumb1pa
    plumb1pa Member Posts: 4
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family
  • FStephenMasek
    FStephenMasek Member Posts: 57
    My condolences to you and your family. She surely helped make the World a better place.
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  • Matt_30
    Matt_30 Member Posts: 16
    Very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and you are an amazing family.
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 408
          Best heartfelt wishes from our family to yours during this difficult time.
  • pvs2487
    pvs2487 Member Posts: 3
    I am so sorry for your loss. When you wrote about her, it was always with respect, affection and tenderness. Just the way it should be for your life's partner.
    May your wonderful memories of her give you comfort in the weeks and months ahead.

    Peter Van Syckle
    Cape May, NJ
  • jim s_2
    jim s_2 Member Posts: 112
    I never met her but it feels like I lost someone I knew,my condolences to you and the family,may she rest in peace.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,054
    Oh my...I'm so sorry to hear this...I met Marianne when Dan would travel to Cleveland. Nice lady...I'm so sorry. Life will not be the same. Trust in Jesus and you will see her again.
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  • JohnStarcher
    JohnStarcher Member Posts: 10
    I am so very sorry. My best wishes for peace and healing to the entire Holohan clan. May angels lead her in….
  • luketheplumber
    luketheplumber Member Posts: 148
    I am so sorry about your loss, may she rest in peace.
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  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,379
    edited September 2022
    My sincerest condolences for your loss. I pray that time will ease your grief and that it is replaced with your memories of love, laughter and joy. I can tell there is plenty in the Holohan family.

    Joe V.
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,501
    Dan, Erin and all your family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much she will be missed just from the numerous affectionate posts I have seen over the last 2 decades or so. Peace to all of you and hope her memory is enough comfort for you all.
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,943
    I'm very sorry for your loss. From what I've read here she seemed to be a wonderful woman, wife, and mother. 
  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 950

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The whole of heatinghelp from its inception carries Marianne’s imprint implicitly. Through Dan’s stories, through the seminars and online store– in every way there’s her spirit. 

    For heatinghelp and those of us you’ve invited into your extended family, there’s sorrow and also celebration of her life; but for Dan, Erin, and all the others in your close family, I have nothing adequate to say to allay your grief at this moment but to say that her love and your love in return will carry on. 

    God Bless. 

    Terry Tekushan 

  • BruceSteinberg
    BruceSteinberg Member Posts: 2
    So very sorry to hear this. Deepest condolences to the whole Holohan family
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,881
    @Erin Holohan Haskell and @DanHolohan , just had a thought- I know I have some pictures from various gatherings over the years that TLM is in, and I'd bet mine aren't the only ones- if it's OK with you all, how about we post some of them?
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,020
    Thank you all for sharing comforting words and fond memories of my mom.

    @Steamhead, I'd love to see the photo you have of my mom. Thanks.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 836
    I am so sorry for your loss.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,881

    Thank you all for sharing comforting words and fond memories of my mom.

    @Steamhead, I'd love to see the photo you have of my mom. Thanks.

    You got it. I'm going to start a new thread, so this one won't get too unwieldy.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 364
    Your entire HH family feels your loss are are so grateful to of met her through the many stories You and Erin have shared with us over time...Her body may no longer be able to support life , but she is still with you in your past present and future.. 
    Many people know Marianne, the glue that held the Holohan Family together as TLASH was being written with all those girls!!!
    Thank You for all you and your family Share with us..It makes a difference..TY All
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  • LS123
    LS123 Member Posts: 466
    @Erin Holohan Haskell , @DanHolohan , (and your family...) may you all your always enjoy wonderful memories of her! Behind every man, son, daughter; there is always a strong wife, mother, grand mother!
    May you all, always cherish and remember how much of a strong wife, mother, and grand mother! knowing that she has been wonderful person through out her life.... May she rest in peace!
    Thank you!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,237
    Thank you.
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,020
    Thank you.
  • rich p_4
    rich p_4 Member Posts: 24
    I am so sorry for you and your family
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 4,423
    Missing TLM. We all had such great times together. My wife and I talk about her all the time. A ray of sunshine - she was. Dan and her were the A Team. Thinking and praying for all The Holohan Clan. Mad Dog
    EdTheHeaterManErin Holohan Haskell