Elizabeth M. Holland

Elizabeth M. Holland, 98, mother of Diana E. Ward, died on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Hancock Hall, Danbury.

Mrs. Holland was born in Scotland, March 26, 1915, daughter of James and Christina (McLean) Lawson.

She immigrated to the United States at the age of two, first settling in Michigan where she resided until the age of sixteen when she returned to Scotland. From 1931 to 1968, Mrs. Holland resided in Scotland where she completed her education and eventually married. Upon her return to the United States, she settled first in Pennsylvania and in 1981 became a resident of Ridgefield.

She was employed by Parsons & Wittemore and later became the chief financial officer of Wildlife Artists, Inc. of Ridgefield.

Mrs. Holland was a former member of the Casagmo Residents Association, was an avid bridge player and a member of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield.

In addition to her daughter and son in law, Gerry of Ridgefield, she is survived by three grandchildren, Caroline Ward of Norwalk, James Ward and his wife, Hollie of Southbury and Gary Ward and his wife, Tricia of Basking Ridge, NJ and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in the First Congregational Church, 103 Main St., Ridgefield at 1 PM.

Interment will take place in Scotland.

The family will receive friends following the service.

The family woul dlike to express their sincere appreciation to the administration and staff at Hancock Hall for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Holland over the past three years.

Contributions in Mrs. Holland’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Ridgefield, 90 East Ridge or The First Congregational Church, 103 Main St., both of Ridgefield 06877.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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