Holly Dawn Ganon

Born: Sat., Jan. 9, 1993
Died: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

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Northbridge - Holly Dawn Ganon, 26, of Northbridge passed away on Wednesday, December 18, after a long battle with addiction.

She leaves her mother and step father Mark and Sharon (Ratcliffe) Gjeltema of Northbridge, and her sister Audrey Ganon of Whitinsville; Kevin and Lisa Ratcliffe of Holden; Neal and Linda Ratcliffe of Whitinsville, Mark and Jeannine Ratcliffe of Huntington, Alan and Melissa Ratcliffe of Northbridge, Christoper and Mary (Ratcliffe) Thompson of Whitinsville; as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. She was pre-deceased by her Grandfather John "Jack" Ratcliffe of Whitinsville and her Grandmother Marjorie (McDonald) Ratcliffe.

Holly was a 2011 graduate of Northbridge High School and attended Quinsigamond Community College. She enjoyed playing volleyball, was an avid reader and loved shopping, jewelry, and being with her family and friends.

The family will be holding a private ceremony. Memorial contributions can be sent to: NetofCompassion.org. She would appreciate helping others who shared the same struggles. The family would like to ask that you educate yourself and others about addiction and mental illness. Help stop the shame and stigma of addiction and mental illness. Holly was so much more than her addiction. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Colleen Carse
   Posted Tue December 24, 2019
Dear Sharon and Family; May your beautiful daughter be at peace from all of her struggles. There are no words that can be said to ease your pain but know that you are not alone during this sad time in your life. Hold on to one another and remember all of the happy times. May your hearts heal and may God’s love surround you. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen Carse

   Posted Sun December 29, 2019
I am grieved to hear Holly had passed. Gone far too soon, and I’m genuinely sorry for the family’s loss. I was not close with her, but have a level of fondness for her that I wouldn’t expect possible for the number of times we were able to interact over the brief period our paths crossed. The woman I met was a genuinely caring soul. Beautiful certainly, but more importantly she was brilliant, emotionally intelligent and warm. I remember talking with her briefly a month before a big vacation, speaking on the places my wife and I had slated for it, and hearing her desire to visit some of them in her future. I didn’t run into her until months later and she not only remembered the conversation in general, but also asked to see photos of specific excursions I had mentioned. I promise I’ll remember her in these ways that made her the beautiful soul she truly was.


Christine Colonero
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Dear Sharon,
You and your family have been a part of our lives for many years.
The loss of your dear daughter is a sadness and struggle I share with you.
You are brave and I am praying for you and Audrey to feel peace with Holly's untimely departure.
You are loved.....
Chris Gigarjian

   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
So sad to hear about Holly. I didn't know her long or that well. But the short time I did know her at The Serenity House, I saw how beautiful of a soul she had. She was incredibly sweet and kind. She is missed by all those who know and love her. My condolences to her family.

Brenda McDonald
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
To the family and friends of Holly,
It is with my deepest condolences I write this message after the loss of a wonderful person and friend. I met Holly only two months prior to her passing but her kindness and the light she had within her left a profound impact on me. We met in recovery and she reached out to me, gave me strength when I needed it, always there to listen and be supportive. Addiction is a relentless disease. May you draw comfort knowing she is now at peace and no longer struggling. Holly truly was a strong and beautiful soul taken too soon. May she never be forgotten and always remain in our hearts. God bless.

Kelli Lax
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the news I just recieved about your loving and beautiful daughter. I was blessed to have met Holly during her stay in Texas. The moment I saw her, I knew I had to know her. We had taken a group photo amd I carry it with me wherever I go. God embraced an angel and her imprint will always be on my heart. I hate this disease more than anything, but I will fight it til I take my last breath. I am currently passing out narcan to addicts and their families so this disease will hopefully slow down the wreckage. I pray for healing for your family but am so thankful she is at peace and not suffering.

joan robertson
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I just want to say I admire the courage your family has shown. This honest obituary will help others battling this terrible disease of addiction. I do not think I know you....but I do know you. There is no shame in illness. Praying for peace and serenity for Holly and her family.
Sincerely, Joan Robertson

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