Mr. Edward A. Holland Sr., 88, of Hopedale MA died Thursday (December 23, 2022) at Blaire House Assisted Living in Milford MA after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine M. (Tessicini) Holland who pre-deceased him on Sunday, December 18th .
Edward was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Edward Holland and the late Esther P. (Mongiat) Holland. He was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1951 and a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1956.
Edward was a US Army veteran, having served from 1956 to 1958.
Edward had served as Director of Pharmacy at the Milford Regional Medical Center for 32 years, retiring in 1992. He then worked as a pharmacist at the former Hopedale Pharmacy located in Hopedale MA.
Edward was a longtime member of APHA, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Worcester Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Mass College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, and the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. He also had been active in the Hopedale Council on Aging and had served as a member of the Hopedale Board of Health.
Edward is survived by his 2 children: Edward A. Holland Jr. and his wife Sandra of Hopedale MA and Erin M. Halpin and her husband Sean M. Halpin of Milford MA; also his 4 grandchildren: Sean M. Halpin Jr. of Milford MA, Kara E. Halpin of Milford MA, Jennifer C. Holland of Troy NY and Edward A. Holland III of Hopedale MA.
Edward was the brother of the late Pauline F. Holland; the late Esther P. Deletti and the late Catherine Holland.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial for Edward & his wife Elaine on Thursday (December 29th) at 10am in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. There are no visiting hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA. Please visit www.edwardsmemorialfuneralhome.com for complete obituary & condolence book.