Obituaries

Andrew J. Holland

April 26th, 2019

Andrew J. Holland “Andy”, age 34, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Andy was born on August 7, 1984, in Boston, MA; he was the cherished only child to John and Randi Holland. Andy was raised and educated in Wilmington; he attended Shawsheen Tech High School, Class of 2003. While attending the automotive shop program at Shawsheen Tech, Andy, went to work as an apprentice mechanic at Sullivan Tire in Billerica and Burlington. Andy was a natural when it came to his mechanical knowledge; he loved working with his hands and was an excellent mechanic. He really enjoyed working at Sullivan Tire for twelve years until his declining health forced his retirement.

As a youngster, Andy really enjoyed playing sports; he played recreation basketball on many “in town” leagues as well as several traveling teams. He was an active player with Wilmington Youth Soccer and Wilmington Pop Warner for several years.

Andy had many hobbies including his passion for motorcycles and his love of fishing with his buddies throughout his life.

Andy will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his daughter Lilly who he adored. Andy had a special bond with his parents and was fiercely loyal to his friends. Andy was a free spirited person and was generous to a fault when it came to those he loved. Andy had a “big heart” and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Andy is survived by his parents John and Randi (Rendahl) Holland of Wilmington, his daughter Liliana “Lilly” Holland and her mother Rebeka Taylor of Tewksbury, his grandfather Don Turner of Hamilton MT, his Grandmother Linda Larsen of Phoenix AZ, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Service at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to the MGH Transplant Center, 55 Fruit St., White Building 517, Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Lynn Wilcott.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Andrew J. Holland”

  1. Karen MacPherson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. May your fondest memories be with you to support you at this sad time. I send prayers and hugs.

  2. Gordon family says:

    As a family we were deeply saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. He was a classmate, teammate, neighbor and friend to us. A welcome visitor to our house, we always found him respectful, kind and friendly. We remember his smiling face and his great sense of humor. Our hearts go out to his family at this time.

  3. paul M niemczyk says:

    I am so sorry to hear about his passing, my fondest memories is gradating with him . My heart goes out to his family and friends at this time.

  4. Henry LeBlanc says:

    John & Randi
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on your

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