August 17, 2022

Edward Albert Holt


Edward Albert Holt of Rehoboth and Assonet, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. He was a proud father of his 3 sons and their spouses: Luke & Alissa, Blake & Devon, and Thomas (Casey). Loving son of Lois Holt (Case) and the late Edward Holt of Attleboro with 3 siblings: Todd, Cathy and Robert. Beloved husband of Kimberly Holt (Dusseault) for 44 years. He also leaves 3 grandchildren: Preston, Wyatt and a granddaughter on the way. Along with his best friend and companion Harper (his dog).

Edward was born in Providence and raised in Attleboro attending Attleboro High School. He continued his education at Bridgton Academy prep school in Maine along with attending college at Northeastern University. He accomplished all of the things that he wanted to do in his life. He was a proud husband, caring Father, an amazing family man, an avid shooter, he was known to all as an expert marksman, he enjoyed the outdoors, and fishing. He had a passion for music and playing his guitars in his free time. He enjoyed making homemade beer, he always had friends and family at the house taking bottles of his famous beer with them, in his younger years. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family on his motorcycles. One of Edward's most cherished moments was teaching his children how to play baseball and golf. Always encouraging them to always try their best and push them to excel at everything they put their minds to. He took pride in instilling in them that trust, honesty, integrity along with family are the most important things in life. "Remember your last name" was a normal saying when his boys left the house.

Edward became a police officer with the City of Attleboro in November in 1978 and proudly served his community as a dedicated, honest, and caring officer whom always was there for his community when they needed him most for 30 years before retiring in November 2008. Edward spent much time with his police family, he was a trainer, range instructor and leader amongst his force. He was always dedicated to his two families. He was best known for his years as Sergeant Holt (Bruno) to his fellow officers. Bringing the same values from his family life to the police department. Helping lead his fellow officers to learn from their mistakes to better serve their community. As best put by one of his men. "I can't count the number of times his voice would come across the radio "5A, 10-3 see me" lol, I would cringe hearing that expecting the worse but he always had my back and my best interest at heart, he didn't want to punish or reprimand you for your mistakes, he wanted you to learn from them."

Once Edward retired from his job as a Police Officer, he picked up the mantle with Sturdy Memorial Hospital working for their Laboratory Department as a courier, he held this job in his heart just as important as his job with the Attleboro police department, he was beyond dedicated to serving individuals in need.

Edward loved his four-legged friends, naturally he was the dog whisperer of the family, he always made sure he had hot dogs in his pocket to make sure his pups always had a treat at the ready. He was such a kind and giant teddy bear, when his children were deployed, he would make homemade beef jerky for them and ship out care packages to his boys. He always brightened the day of his children and many of their fellow service members when those care packages would arrive.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 4-7 PM at Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. Interment Private.

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