Woody J. Holland

December 31, 1939 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 81)


Sherwood J. Holland, affectionally known as “Woody” by friends and family, passed away on October 27, 2021 at the age of 82. Woody was born to the late Sherwood and Irene (Jacobs) Holland on December 31, 1939 and grew up in Manchester, CT. 

After graduation from Manchester High School, he became a Union Construction Foreman before he spent over 20 years working for The Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers Association, driving big rigs all over New England and New York.

In his earlier years, Woody coached Bolton Youth Football and served as a Town Constable in Bolton. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time watching football, especially Tom Brady and rooting on the Boston Red Sox with his wife. He also enjoyed cooking and gardening, watching NASCAR and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He had a love for music which transcended many genres, with Opera and Country Music being his favorites.

Woody was also known to be the man everyone turned to when they needed help. Although having no formal education, there was nothing he couldn’t build, repair and make better. He will be missed as the friend that would do anything to help anyone.

Woody will be sorely missed by the love of his life, Felicia Holland, with whom he spent a wonderful 38 years; his Son, Richard Pezzente; his Daughter and Son-in-Law, Lisa and Tony Alfano; and his beloved Grandsons, Michael and Evan Alfano and Grand dog Cooper. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law John Michno.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd from 10AM until 12PM, at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. Burial will take place privately following the Visitation. In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at:

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November 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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