Antoinette D. Holder

January 2, 2024

Antoinette Holder Obituary

Antoinette Denise (Fisher) Holder was born in Franktown, Virginia on May 8, 1958, to the late Irving Leroy Fisher and Margaret Elizabeth (Carter) Fisher. She was the youngest of six girls. Antoinette peacefully departed her earthly life on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in Uniondale, NY, with her devoted husband by her side. At an early age, the Fisher family moved to Brooklyn, NY. where Antoinette was actively involved in church, school activities and Girl Scouts. In 1968, her family relocated to Uniondale, NY. She attended Smith Street Elementary, Turtle Hook JHS and Uniondale H.S. before graduating from SUNY at Old Westbury with an accounting degree.   Antoinette married her High School sweetheart, Sonny Holder. From this union of 45 years, two sons were born (Sonny Holder Jr. and Brian Thomas Holder). She lived in North Carolina during Sonny’s military career. Afterwards, they returned to Uniondale and raised their family in the same house Antoinette “grew-up” in. Antoinette had a few accounting positions before she found one that brought her the most joy, working with the accounting staff of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. This was a very natural environment for Antoinette because of her love of music and dance at a very young age.  Antoinette also enjoyed family/friend gatherings, large and small. She frequently organized excursions that focused on music and various types of festivals. She especially liked planning vacations with her family and friends (cruises, ski excursions and bonding trips with her 5 sisters). Regardless of the event or time of day, Antoinette brought the needed smile, energy and unconditional love.  She always gave and did not ask for anything in return. Her love and genuineness will be greatly missed by family and friends! Let us embrace acts of kindness and love to honor her good deeds and positive spirit. Antoinette was preceded in death by her son, Brian Holder. She leaves to cherish her memories: Husband, Sonny Holder Sr.; Son, Sonny Holder Jr.; Five sisters: Mary Frances Press, Nassawadox, VA, Margaret Louise Wynder (Arthur) Newark, DE, Hattie “Tootsie” Smith (Theodas), Mooresville, NC, Toni Austin, St. Augustine, FL, Teresa Fisher-Mallory (Morris) St. Augustine, FL as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other dear relatives and friends.     

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January 20, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hartnett Funeral Home
561 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hartnett Funeral Home
561 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553

Private Cremation


Alzheimer's Association
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
405 West 55th Street, New York NY 10019
Tel: 1-212-405-9033


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