Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Stephanie Holden, 57


Merrimac, MA — Stephanie Jean (Baslow) Holden, August 19, 2013, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Stephanie was visited by close family and friends and comforted by her husband until her passing. Stephanie was 57. Born in New Milford, Conn., she was the only child of Gene and the late Shirley Baslow of Washington, Conn.

Stephanie was a graduate of the Wickham Rise School and Post College where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in business. She then moved to Boston where she worked for several companies including Sperry and Houlton Mifflin Publishing. Moving to Hudson, N.H., in the mid eighties she was employed by a small software company as Office Manager.

Stephanie met her husband of 24 years in 1987. They were married in 1989 and moved to Merrimac where the family resides today. Hired by Copyright Clearance Center in 1992, she worked as office manager and later as Renewals Coordinator. She was honored for 20 years of service in 2012. Stephanie gave birth to the couple’s only child in 1995. She very much enjoyed watching her daughter grow up. Stephanie was extremely proud of her daughter and strived to help her obtain her true potential.

Stephanie was fond of her animals, especially her cats, Lily and Tigger. She enjoyed shopping for antiques. She was fun loving and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her best friend, Katie, and her mom, Shirley. Girls night out was an event she always looked forward to.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley. She is survived by her father, Gene, her husband, Bob, and her daughter, Lindsay. The family wishes to thank all who contributed to helping Stephanie in her battle with cancer. A special thanks to her closest friend, Katie, and to the staff at the MGH Cancer Center.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA of Massachusetts.