North Haven-William Henry Holland. 75, loving husband of Barbara Pauk Holland of Sunset Rd., passed away suddenly Feb. 6, 2004. He was born in Saybrook, CT, June 21, 1928 a son of the late George and Anna Marie Lambertus Holland and had lived in North Haven since 1969. Mr. Holland was employed at the First National Stores as a meat cutter for 42 years before retirement in 1990. He served in the US Army as a sargeant during the Korean Conflict. Bill was a member of the Sleeping Giant Men's Golf Assoc. and enjoyed golf, trout fishing in the Housatonic River and he was a master wood craftsman. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Paul Louis Merwin, and his wife Marianne, of North Haven, Michael Lawrence Merwin, and his wife Sandra, of Charlotte, NC, and William Peter Holland of North Haven, his six grandchildren, Kathleen, Melissa & Michele Merwin of North Haven, Luke, and Christopher & John Merwin of Charlotte, NC. Mr. Holland is also survived by his life long friends John & Margaret Taylor of Milford. He was predeceased by three brothers, Howard Jackle, George Jackle and Samuel Holland. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Burial with military honors in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Housatonic Fly Fishing Federation, PO. Box 5092, Hamden, CT. 06518-0092

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  1. Barb, I wish I could be there with you and the family. Please know that you are in my prays & heart all the time. You, Bill and I have had so many good times over the years. He will never be forgotten. I love you

  2. Dear Barbara and family, I would like to send my deepest sympathy. I will always remember the fun times I had growing up with Billy and your family.

  3. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOLLAND FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BILL\’S SMILE.HE WAS TRULY A GREAT FRIEND TO MY DAD AND WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. FONDLY, CAROLYN HOGAN GAMBARDELLA AKA: .SQUEAKIE./.SQUIRT.

  4. Our heatfelt sympathy goes out to Barbara and the entire family. Pep will truly be missed. We loved him.

  5. The Chef will truly be missed. My deepest sympathies to my dear friend Barbara and family. P.S. There must be one heck of a golf game going on!

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