Louise Grace Holland, a New Canaan resident for more than 40 years, passed away peacefully on Friday evening May 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City on March 3, 1945, the second daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Pizzuto. Louise married her college sweetheart, Michael Francis Holland, and shared the next 52 years together as husband and wife.
Louise was a woman who lived her life as the gift God meant it to be. She was devoted to her husband and sons who cherished and adored her. She gave her love freely as a wife, mother and friend. Louise’s kindness and generosity of spirit brought comfort and solace to those in need while her smile, energy, and irreverent sense of humor brought happiness and joy to all those around her. Her unwavering faith and trust in the Lord instilled in her the strength, selflessness, and inner peace which she shared with others. Louise was a Deacon at the Congregational Church and very active in Community Bible Study. She was an active woman with a wide variety of hobbies and interests including gardening, playing bridge, reading, tennis and golf. Her greatest joys, however, came from the simple things, long walks at Irwin Park or on Cisco Beach with her beloved husband, her family gatherings with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, or being in the company of her friends
In addition to her husband, Louise is survived by her six sons, Brian of New York City, Tom (Philippa) of Darien, Joe (Katie) and Dan (Lindsay) both of Fairfield, John (Jen) and Mike Jr. (Courtney) both of New Canaan, her sister Marianne Haggerty of New York and sixteen grandchildren, Ella, Jack, Callie, Tommy, Jane, Harry, Will, Cooper, Carter, Henry, Hope, Berkeley, Wally, Michael, Holden, and Bayard.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00am in the Congregational Church of New Canaan, 23 Park Street, New Canaan.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Congregational Church in her name or to the charity of one’s choice.
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