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George Robert Holland1919-2008 BENNINGTON George Robert Holland, 89, died peacefully on March 16, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness.He was born on March 15, 1919 in Roanoke, Va. Son of the late S. Howard and Mary Reamey Holland. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Washington D.C. in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1940 and served as a combat engineer in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He remained in the Marines until 1948 when he relocated to Vt. Mr. Holland was employed at Mack Molding in Arlington and later at Winslow Plumbing and Heating in Bennington from which he retired. Mr. Holland was a member of the Bennington Lodge of Elks 567 and a life member of the Harned Fowler VFW Post 6471 in Manchester, Vt. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. He leaves his wife of 61 years Winifred Hulett Holland of Bennington. Their daughter Margaret Holland and her husband Dwight Wilder of Somersworth, N.H.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his beloved granddaughter Jennifer Puffer and two brothers Alan and John Holland. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday March 19, 2008 with a prayer at 9:15 a.m. and then from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. The burial will take place in the family lot in Saint John's Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m .when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire contributions in memory of George Robert Holland may be made to either the Jennifer Puffer Memorial Scholarship Fund at Mount Anthony Union High School or One's Favorite Charity through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 17, 2008
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