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Obituary: Sally J. (Batchelder) (Holland) McGuinness, 82

Nov 25, 2014 02:30PM ● By Bill Gilman

Sally J. (Batchelder) (Holland) McGuinness, 82

TEWKSBURY - Mrs. Sally J. (Batchelder) (Holland) McGuinness, age 82, died peacefully Monday afternoon, November 24, at Palm Manor in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of Anthony M. McGuinness who died in 1996, and previously the late Gerard Holland.

She was born in Stoneham, October 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Dana E. and Edith M. (Abbott) Batchelder, and was raised in Stoneham. Sally and her family had lived in Tewksbury since 1956.

Prior to retirement, Sally worked as a supervisor at PORTEX company as a production supervisor.

In her later years she was active with Senior Connections in North Andover, and had a lifelong love for travel, knitting, word searches and shopping.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Holland and his wife Patricia of Sandown, NH, Gerard “Gerry” Holland of Hudson, NH; a sister, Barbara Campbell of Tewksbury; seven grandchildren, Jared Holland, Eric Holland both of CT, Craig Holland of Sandown, NH, Dana Holland and Kaliegh Holland both of Hudson, NH, Amanda Ruggiero and William Kleschinsky both of Tewksbury.

She was also mother of the late Michael Holland and Mary Ann Kleschinsky; and sister of the late Dana Bachelder, Lillian Hoag, Nancy Foster, Janice Nelson, and Betsy Johnson.

Visiting hours Friday, November 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Tewksbury Cemetery.

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