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William Holland,82



William Russell Holland 82, of Pownal, VT. died Tuesday September 20, 2022 at the Centers for Living & Rehabilitation in Bennington, VT.

He was born in the family home in Williamstown, MA. on May 10, 1940 a son of the late Arthur James Holland and Mildred Clara (Walden) Holland. He attended schools in North Adams. William was employed for over 27 years as a heavy equipment operator at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield and later in Schenectady, NY.

William was a member of the White Oaks Congregational Church in Williamstown, loved Bingo and was an accomplished handyman. He was predeceased by his first wife Louise (Cardinal) Holland.

Survivors include his loving wife Shirley Marie (Pettibone) Holland whom he married May 19, 1995 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Adams, son Russell Holland and stepson Bruce "Moose" Bell of Pownal, VT. He also leaves his sister Laura Sherman Hartman of North Adams, MA., brother Harold "Sonny" Thomas of Williamstown, MA., several grandchildren and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Andrew and Arthur Holland.

Funeral Services will take place Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 11 A.M. at the White Oaks Congregational Church in Williamstown, MA. Burial will follow in the family plot in Westlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Bruce sorry about your Step Dad. Pete
from: Pete Barrowon: 09-27-2022

So very sorry to hear this news of Bill passing. He was very special man always helping. Anyone who needed him, my prayers are with your Family, and we still have the memories of how special you Are, rest in peace
from: Midge Regnaiereon: 09-24-2022

God Bless you uncle Billy, I will miss you. Now that you are in heaven say hello to all the relatives that are up there with you and we will be all together some day....Love you so much.
from: LUCINDA A SMITHon: 09-22-2022

I'm sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you at this time.
from: Tina Hollandon: 09-22-2022