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Michael S. Holcomb
December 31, 1963 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Michael S. Holcomb, 59 of Bristol, passed away tragically while doing what he loved on August 6, 2023. A devoted father, son, brother and friend, his life was a testament to the power of hard work, generosity and indomitable super-human spirit.
Mike was a man of many talents and passions, but above all, he was a man of integrity. Raised and educated in the Plainville, he developed a strong work ethic that would guide him throughout his life as he carried on the many generations of his family’s business Holcomb Tree Inc. He was a passionate arborist with affection for nature that spanned all four seasons. His love for the outdoors was not limited to his work; it was his playground and his sanctuary where he enjoyed hiking, biking, and riding his motorcycle. Evidence of his kind and gentle spirit, Mike was an animal lover who fed and cared for all of the wildlife in his yard, and shared a mutual admiration for his two adored cats. He was also an avid reader and pop culture enthusiast, always ready with a fascinating fact or a compelling story to share and chuckle about. Among his many talents, Mike had a knack for baking. He loved making baked goods for others to enjoy, a simple act of love that brought joy to those around him. He was a good neighbor and friend, always ready to lend a hand or a listening ear. He had a tough, strong exterior but beneath that was a sentimental and sensitive soul that was as selfless and generous as they come. A man who lived simply and loved unconditionally, he was a devoted dad who created priceless memories for his two adored children, most especially on holidays and special occasions that were always filled with laughter, love, baked goods and yes, a piñata. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Mike was a success beyond measure; truly one of a kind who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He leaves his children who were his world, Juliana (Holcomb) Bilodeau and her husband Jon and Matthew Holcomb; his mother, Sue (Taylor) Holcomb; his brothers, William (Bill) Holcomb III and his wife Debbie, David Holcomb and his wife Kelly, Tim Holcomb, and Jim Holcomb and his wife Hillary; his sister Sue Hincks and her husband Andy; his step-mother, Valerie Holcomb; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; along with countless friends. He was predeceased by his father, William Holcomb, Jr and his high school sweetheart and the mother of his children, Dorothy Holcomb.
Family and friends may gather on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St Plainville. Words of remembrance led by Life Celebrant Jesse Gnazzo will be shared at 11:30 a.m. To share memories and online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com