Constance Holland

Obituary of Constance M. Holland

Holland, Constance “Connie” (nee Knisley) on July 29, 2019 of Orchard Park, NY.  Cherished wife of the late Gary; Beloved mother of Edward (Karen) Stoddard, Andrea Stoddard and Amber Holland; loving grandmother of Natalie, Benjamin, Sarah, Antoine, Makayla and Garon; dear sister of Maxine (Charlie) Knisley and Margaret (Wally) Raupp. Friends will be received 3-7PM, Saturday, August 3, 2019. Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 1340 Union Road, West Seneca, NY, 716-627-2919. Where a memorial service will be held immediately following. Online Condolences at

Connie was a loving woman who found much joy being surrounded by her family. She was known to be fun loving and would entertain her family every chance she got, be it throwing pool parties, going to the beach or bounce magic with her grandchildren. Her reward was just witnessing her loved ones having fun. She just loved the sound of children living life!

Connie traveled with her husband Gus quite often. They shared a love of the slots and what better place to get married than Las Vegas! They also joined friends to celebrate a 50th birthday in Hawaii.

Connie’s career of nursing administration was something she was passionate about.  She started out at North Collins Correctional but after a motorcycle accident, had some difficulty with the constant walking the job required.  The NYS Correctional system valued her work ethic so much so that even with her injury, and the set backs she encountered, they gave her the management position at the newly built medical unit at Wende Correctional.

During her off time you would often find her in the garden around her home tending the many varieties of flowers she kept…which explains, for Mother’s Day, a hanging flower basket was always her request. Crocheting, festivals, concerts and taking long strolls were also some of Connie’s favorite passed times. When the weather wasn’t good for gardening, she would be watching her favorite show NCIS and her favorite character “Gibbs, her boyfriend”

Connie will be dearly missed by her Family and Friends.


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