Hazel Holden

Hazel M. Holden

1925 - 2020

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Hazel Parshall (Carl) Holden, 94, passed away peacefully May 30, 2020, at St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. She was born December 21, 1925 in Rome, New York to Earl and Lena Parshall.

Hazel was a wife and mother for 26 years during which time she participated in Boy Scouts, 4-H, Women’s Guild, Guilderland PTA, and other community services. Hazel lived many years in Guilderland and worked for 17 years as a secretary upon the death of her husband, Ray D. Carl, a WWII veteran.

She moved to Saratoga Springs with her second husband, Everett S. Holden in 1983 returning to live in Delmar, New York upon the death of Everett. She did volunteer work for AARP Fort Orange, the New York Capital District Women’s Club, and Bethany Reformed Church.

She enjoyed tending her flower gardens, playing her piano and making stunningly beautiful quilts.  She loved social and family gatherings and graced those present with her beautiful smile and liveliness. Above all she had a strong faith in God.

Hazel is survived by her sister, Persis Parshall Vehar; three children, Susan Carl, Virginia Golden and her husband Kenneth, and John Carl and his wife Patricia; seven grandchildren, Jessica Miranda and her husband Michael, Virginia Moore and her husband Gokhan Duymazlar, Matthew Moore and his wife Emma-Sue, Sara Moore and her husband Arthur Haines, Christopher Golden, Timothy Golden, and Nolan Carl. Five great grandchildren, Sydney and Meagan Miranda, Fera Nata Haines, Isabelle Rose Duymazlar and Mercy Rose Moore.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her brother Albert Parshall, and sisters Patricia Miller and Phyllis McDonald, her eldest son Stephen Carl, and great grandson Kineo Haines.

Contributions can be made in Hazel’s memory to:

  • St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, {301 Hacket Blvd, Albany NY 12208}  In recognition of the staff who gave patient and compassionate care to Hazel.


A private family service will be held with a celebration of Hazel’s life to be scheduled at a later date.


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