Mary Holland

Mary Holland (Noonan)

Sunday, August 12th, 1923 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Mary Holland, of West Hartford passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020 after a brief illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary was predeceased by her devoted husband, John H. Holland after 62 years of marriage.
Mary was born in Manhattan on August 12, 1923 to Patrick and Mary (Burke) Noonan, Irish immigrants. Her siblings, William Noonan and Beatrice Garvey predeceased her. In Manhattan,Mary met and married John H Holland in 1945. Between New York and Connecticut, they raised their three children, Patricia H. Agnew, John R. Holland and Robert E. Holland. Mary was also a proud grandmother to seven grandchildren, Lauren MacLellan, Johnny Belkin Holland, Katie Cohen, Brian Agnew, Michael Agnew, James Holland and John Holland. Mary was blessed with two great grandchildren, Harper MacLellan and Thomas MacLellan, whom she adored. Mary also leaves behind her wonderful son- in- law, George Agnew and gracious daughters-in-law, Linda R. Holland and Peggy Holland. Mary also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews.
Mary returned to her career goals as her children left for college. She served as an administrative assistant to the Commissioner of State Police until her retirement in 1986. Mary loved to dance, volunteer at St. Timothy’s, cook and entertain. No one will forget her soda bread, pound cake or lamb stew that was part of her Irish heritage. She will be missed by all.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to her beloved Church of Saint Timothy, 1116 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117 or to a charity of your choice. Due to the coronavirus, services will be private. A celebration of her life will be postponed until a later date. Mary’s family wishes to thank the Avon Health Center for their amazing compassion and care at a time of great crisis. The Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford CT is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
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    Mount St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002
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Due to the coronavirus, services will be private. A celebration of her life will be postponed until a later date.


Donations are being accepted for: Church of St. Timothy.


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Posted at 10:52pm
We had the wonderful pleasure of knowing and working with Mary. What
a great person. We had a lot of good times. Always a smile no matter what
the situation, always someone you could count on. Our deep condolences
to her family.
John Mulligan (LTC CSP Retired) and Mary Ellen

Eric Thermer

Posted at 07:06pm
My deepest condolence to the family of Mary Holland. She was a member of the State Police family retiring the year I started, and was a wonderful member of our St. Timothy Parish. Mary will be missed. May I also say thank you to Mary's family for graciosly sharing her with us.
Deacon Eric

Martha Clancy

Posted at 10:19pm
Mary was our neighbor at Henley Woods since 2012, living a few doors away. Although we didn’t see each other often, we had a very pleasant conversation each time and shared memories of New York, and Long Island. She will be missed. Martha and John Clancy

Bernie Steadman

Posted at 01:11pm
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with Mary at C.S.P. Headquarters. She was truly a lovely person, dedicated, efficient and most importantly, a wonderful person. I am deeply saddened by her passing. My condolences to all her family.

Bernie Steadman, LT. C.S.P. (Ret.)

Carol Gould

Posted at 11:56am
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing your Mom during her CSP days. She was a lovely woman, always a smile and kind word for everyone. I’m proud to have known her. RIP Mary and my sincere condolences to her family.
Carol Gould

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