Rachel A. Holland, 91, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Rachel A. Holland, 91, Boon Street, widow of Leo Holland, passed away Christmas Day at the Hospice residence on Gotham Street.

She is survived by her son John (Lynne) Holland, Moreau; three grandsons, Ryan Holland, Glens Falls, Ross (Ashley) Holland, Reno, NV, and Reid Holland, Temecula, CA; a sister, Anna Jane LaRock, Watertown; two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Leo and her nephew Bill LaRock.

Rachel was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Watertown, a daughter to Robert and Jean Leopold McDonald.

She married Leo Holland April 12, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Church. Mr. Holland passed away Dec. 23, 2011.

Mrs. Holland retired from her career as a civilian employee at Fort Drum.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge the people of Boon Street and her friends for their love and dedication which deeply enriched her life.

Rachel was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

Services will be held for the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY  13601.

Condolences may be made online at www.reedbenoit.com