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Holly O'Harra

May 16, 1941 — January 24, 2018

Fairfax, Holly O'Harra, 76 of Fairfax passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018 in the Franklin County Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Albans.

Holly was born May 16, 1941 in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of the late Alan Marion Heckman and Ann Tappan.

Holly was unequivocally the definition of class and elegance. She enjoyed jazz music and had a deep appreciation for fine art, but more importantly the stories behind them. Wherever Holly lived, she would turn it into her own beautiful gallery, which told her story and showcased many important memories and experiences in her life and throughout her journey. She had an uncanny gift for gardening and interior decorating, which was inspired by her love of flowers and design. What Holly saw as solely a hobby, was highly regarded and desired by others all over and featured in magazines across the state of Washington, including the prominent and well-established Better Homes magazine whose readers look to for inspirational posh dcor. Anything she touched was truly magnificent. She lived a life most could only dream of and enjoyed the finer things that life had to offer.

She is survived by her children, David Maclean of Langley, Washington, Tracy Maclean of Seattle, Washington, John Shannon and his wife, Shawna of Wasilla, Alaska and Shelly Pottala and her husband, of Fairfax, Vermont; Her grandchildren, Rachael, Jenae, Andrew, Lafe and Koben; Her dear friend Billy Israel of Montreal and her loving dog, Stella.

Memorial contributions may be made to: BFA Fairfax Farm to School 75 Hunt St, Fairfax, VT 05454

A family celebration of Holly's life will be held at a later date.


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