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Leona M. Holland 12/13/2014

December 15th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Scan0002Leona M. Holland
Leona M. Holland, 79, of Heuvelton, died on December 13, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 17, 2 -4 and 7-9 PM, at the funeral home. A funeral service will December 18, 1:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church, Hermon, Pastor Robert Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lucille and Teri Thompson of Chataguay, brothers, Gaylord Paro Jr. of Star Lake, Albert and his wife Lynn Paro of Mustang, Oklahoma, Charles and his wife, Alicia Paro of Canasota, sisters, Connie Cole of Sodus, Pauline Riddell of DeGrasse, Beatrice Peck of Heuvelton, who was also her caregiver, Sharron Steele of Star Lake, grandchildren, Bethany and her husband Jeremy Lynn, Aaron Thompson, Mark Thompson, Joel Thompson, Jonathan and his wife, Katie Thompson, Seth Thompson, Nathaniel and his wife Kirsten Thompson, Peter Thompson, Philip Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Grace Holland, brothers, James Paro, Kenneth Paro and a sister, Thelma Denney. Leona was born on July 6, 1935 in the Town of Russell, the daughter of Gaylord and Jane Eells Paro. She attended Knox Memorial Central School. She married Harlow Holland on November 17, 1954 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church Parsonage by the Reverend Frank Brown, he predeceased her on July 1, 2009. Leona and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in DeKalb Junction, she also previously worked at Aiello’s and McCadam’s. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hermon and a past member of the Rebekha Lodge. Leona loved making cakes, crocheting, doing ceramics, reading and making jigsaw puzzles. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 Church Street, Hermon, New York 13652.

  1. Dan & Peggy Simmons
    December 15th, 2014 at 15:11 | #1

    Our condolences to Charly Paro and family in the loss of their sister. Dan & Peggy Simmons

  2. Julie Vining Spadaccini
    December 15th, 2014 at 16:05 | #2

    Sorry to hear about your Mom! I remember her as being a sweet woman when I attended church in Hermon as a child. My thoughts are with you.

    Julie Vining Spadaccini

  3. Herbert and Linda Wetherbe
    December 15th, 2014 at 23:54 | #3

    Our sympathy and condolences extend to the entire Paro and Thompson families at this time of sorrow and great loss. May the Lord Jesus be your comfort and joy knowing that she is with Him and has left behind a legacy of love and caring for others. We will miss her very much.

    Herb and Linda Wetherbe

  4. Lori bowman
    December 16th, 2014 at 03:17 | #4

    So sorry for your loss Charlie and Alicia

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