Alma Alexandra Holland

Alma Alexandra Holland, of Oswego, the daughter of the late Frank and Alma Joyce, passed away October 15, 2011.

Born and raised in the Irish Flats, she graduated from St. Mary’s and Oswego High School and attended Oswego State.

Alma worked as a Medical Lab Technician at Oswego Hospital, as well as wife and mother. Extremely well read she never stopped her quest to learn. She was a great lover of history and philosophy, which she made a life study.

Married to Joe Holland for 56 years, the love of her life. She possessed a very sharp wit and outrageous sense of humor. A devoted animal lover her entire life.

She was deeply loved by her family. Surviving are a daughter, Marie (Ron) Schadt and a son, Sean (Robin Russo) Holland, both of town of Oswego; and her beloved granddaughters, Amanda Schadt and Danielle Holland.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, and a brother George Joyce.

Funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Tuesday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 West First St. Oswego.

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