Obituary: Mary Rose Ann Holland


NAUGATUCK — Mary Rose Ann Holland, 80, the wife of the late John “Jack” Holland died on June 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Rose was born In Waterbury on Nov. 9, 1936, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Surovicz) Retkowski. Rose was a president of the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a talented cake decorator and seamstress.

She is survived by her daughters, Maryann McLean and her husband, David, Jo-Ann Holland, Jacalyn Holland, Francine Gliford and her husband, John, Heather Bearz and her husband, Howard; her sons, Joseph and his wife, Kristen, Patrick and his, wife, Melissa; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sisters, Diane Stronkowsky, Sophie Ann Francher; and her brother-in-law, William Wade Holland. Besides her husband of 58 years, Rose goes to join her parents; her brothers, Frederick Retkowski and Stanley Retkowski; and her sister, Vera Retkowski.

Donations in Rose’s memory can be made to ORTV, Inc. In memo section please write “Celebration of the Eucharist,” 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052.

Friends and family are invited for a visitation on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. at St. Hedwig’s Church, 32 Golden Hill St., Naugatuck. Burial will be private.

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