Holly Lee Irwin
October 26, 1962 - October 16, 2023

Holly Lee Irwin, born on October 26, 1962, in Titusville, PA, passed away on October 16, 2023, in Kure Beach, NC. She was surrounded by the ocean she loved so dearly, spending her last moments in the embrace of the waves. Holly lived a life filled with love, joy, and an unwavering spirit.

During her time on this Earth, Holly worked at Neil Medical, where she formed deep connections with all the girls she worked with. She cherished these relationships, as they brought her immense happiness and fulfillment. Holly’s kind and caring nature touched the lives of those around her, leaving a lasting impact that will never be forgotten.

Holly had a passion for celebrating holidays and would go “all out” to make each one special. She loved the excitement and joy that holidays brought, creating beautiful memories for her family and friends. The beach held a special place in Holly’s heart, and she found solace and peace in its vastness. It was here that she found pure happiness, embracing the freedom and beauty of the natural world.

Crafting and making jewelry, especially earrings, were among Holly’s favorite pastimes. Her creative spirit shone through in every piece she made, and she took great pride in her creations. Holly’s fun-loving nature and free spirit were evident in all that she did. She often said, “It’s all good,” embodying her positive outlook on life and reminding us to find joy even in the smallest moments.

Holly’s proudest moments came when she became a “Mimi,” not just a grandma. Her grandchildren, Faith Justice and Izzy Justice, were the light of her life. The love she had for them knew no bounds, and she treasured every precious moment spent with them. Holly’s love extended to her daughter, Cassie Irwin, her son-in-law, Travis Richter, her father James “Don” Bishop, her husband Kenneth Foltz, her brother Jay Bishop, and her dear friend Patty Quinn.

As we bid farewell to Holly Lee Irwin, let us remember her as a beacon of love, happiness, and positivity. May her spirit inspire us to live each day to the fullest and find joy in the simple pleasures of life. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her memory will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear Holly, knowing that your legacy of love will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know you.

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  • Tamara Mccraw Posted October 18, 2023 9:06 pm

    Holly and I started Neil at the same time. We became great friends talking about our love of crafts, celebrations and a lot of other things. I have never met a more positive and encouraging , sweet person. To everyone who met her and worked for her she was “the bees’ knees”. Which was one of her favorite sayings. She was very proud of you girls and was looking forward to marrying her love and living the beach life. It is sad that her time at the beach was sooo short.. now though she is out of pain, not suffering on the breezy side of heaven welcoming the new sweet souls, making them feel welcome and appreciated. Few people make such an enormous affect on people by just being themselves. I will plant a tree in honor of her inner strength and endurance and inner beauty. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

  • Jessica Robertson Posted October 18, 2023 9:08 pm

    Love you so much Holly. You were truly one of a kind. Such a special person. I’ll miss you always

  • Brenda Macri Posted October 19, 2023 8:58 am

    What a loss for the world, but I’m relieved your suffering has ended. You are most deserving of eternal peace and rest. I have never forgotten the kindness, understanding, and patience you showed me when I was battling my own cancer. You ALWAYS took time to listen and people FELT heard, loved, and cared about. I will carry you in my heart forever. Prayers for your family, especially Faith and Izzy who you adored.

  • Cassie marie Irwin Posted October 23, 2023 2:01 pm

    I love you mama💔

  • Vicki Pugliese Posted May 9, 2024 5:46 pm

    Holly was my very first friend. We did everything together when we were little. She has always been the kindest spirit., She always looked out for me. We spent hours playing hop scotch and jax, or picking blueberries from their bushes out back so her mom would make blueberry pie. I spent more time at her home than my own. She was just the most beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your loss, and saddened that I lost track of her.

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