John F. Holland

John F. Holland, 71, of Mattapoisett, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014.

He was the loving husband of Nancy (Dugan) Holland, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

Born in Belmont, he raised his family in Newton, before retiring to Mattapoisett, after 35 years at UPS in Watertown, in 2003.

In retirement he enjoyed traveling, walking his beagle to the beach, and golfing as often as he could.

Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Jay and his wife Marissa and Jeff and his wife Lisa; his daughter Kara; 3 grandchildren, Isabella, Micaela, and Connor; 2 brothers, Chris and his wife Julie and Joe and his wife Karen; 2 sisters, Marion and Barbara and her husband Denis; and numerous in-laws, nieces, and from both Holland and Dugan families. John will be missed by all, but embraced by his parents Christy, Sarah, and Theresa, his sister Ann, and his parents in-law James and Virginia (Kelly) Dugan.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 AM in St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett. Visiting hours will be held on Friday evening from 5-9 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St Watertown, MA 02472 – For directions and guestbook, please visit

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