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Donald J. Holly
December 23, 1933 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
Donald James Holly Sr., 89, of Milford, beloved husband of Carol Ann Holly, passed away on Monday November 13, 2023. Born on December 23, 1933 in Bridgeport Ct., he was the son of the late John and Sophie Holly.
Donald grew up on the beach in Milford, where he developed a lifelong love for fishing and the outdoors. After graduating from Milford High School, Donald honorably enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country on the USS New Jersey during the Korean War. Donald dedicated his professional life to the UI Company where he worked diligently until his well-deserved retirement. He was a proud member of his local VFW, where he continued to enjoy camaraderie and a friendly game of pool with his fellow servicemen.
Beyond his professional and military accomplishments, Donald found joy in various hobbies and pastimes. He was an avid bowler, showcasing his skills on both the high school bowling team and the UI Company bowling team. In his leisure time he enjoyed daytime trips to the casino and working in his yard. In earlier days, he enjoyed fishing off the Milford dock for snappers and taking peaceful walks around the duckpond and downtown green, which often included walks with his grandchildren to Wanda’s Sugar Shack. Donald was known for his tremendous love for his family, kind and beautiful heart and his love for sweets!
Along with his wife, Donald leaves behind his 3 children: Donald J. Holly Jr., Joanne Allen and Nadine Holly, 7 grandchildren: Jessica, Debrah, Holly, and Dana Allen, Christy Cicero, and Stephanie and Eric Goll, and 6 great-grandchildren: John, Jayme, Jordyn, Riley, Rowan, and Michaela. He also leaves behind his sister Barbara Rogers of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his four brothers, Theodore, Richard, John, and Edward (Corky).
A Graveside Service will take place at a later date. The family is being compassionately cared for by the staff at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 BROAD ST., MILFORD, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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