Sonia Holt, a longtime resident of South Woodstock, and most recently of Essex, Vt., died peacefully at the McClure Miller Respite House in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 9 after a long illness. Sonia was predeceased by her husband Nelson in 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Callahan and her husband Judd; Shelly Holt Allen and her husband Doug; grandchildren Ian and his wife Amanda, Lauren, Courtney and Jessie; great-grandchildren Casey and Ellie, and her brother Hugh Gahagen. Arrangements are with LaVigne Funeral Home of Winooski. A private burial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the McClure Miller Respite House.