JOHN MICHAEL HOLLAND

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.

JONESBORO – John Michael Holland, 73, passed away Nov. 7, 2007, at a Bangor hospital after a courageous battle with illnesses. He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Whitneyville, son of Michael and Nellie (Cox) Holland. He lived all his adult life in New Hampshire, until he retired and moved to Jonesboro, making that his home. He worked as a woodcutter, tractortrailer driver and a machinist. He loved photography, country music, John Wayne movies, reading his entire collection of Louis L’amour western novels and time spent on his computer. He had many friends throughout Maine and New Hampshire. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Jimmy and Charlie; a sister, Joyce; brother-in-law, John Worcester; son-in-law, Milton Anthony; and his beloved friend, Casey the dog. He is survived by his two sisters, Eleanor Worcester of Machias and Nancy Holland of Whitneyville; two aunts, Mary Louise Renski of Cherryfield and Roberta Holland of Fort Fairfield; all of his children, William and wife, Sheri, Robert and wife, Terry, Timothy and wife, Darlene, Thomas and wife, Trudi, Teresa (Holland) Webber and husband, Richard, Joanie (Holland) Anthony and friend, Greg Harmon, all of Jonesboro, Karry and wife, Bonnie, of Conway, N.H., Michael and wife, Donna, of Trenton, Kevin and wife, Leslie, of Conway, N.H., Stephen and wife, Amy, of Francistown, N.H., David and wife, Jess, of Antrim, N.H., Judy (Holland) Freeman and husband, Randy, of Montville, Patricia (Holland) Jewett and good friend, Donny Foster, of South Liberty; best friend and brother-in-law, Tommy Smith; friend, Nellie Trott; and ex-daughter-in-law, Shirley (Holland) White; several cousins, nieces, nephews, stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Shirley and Nellie for all they have done. John will be sadly missed by all. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Whitneyville Cemetery, with a gathering after at Whitneyville Community Building. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

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