Grafton – Marshall Floyd Holland, 74, passed away peacefully at UMass Memorial Campus Hospital after battling an injuring for the past year.
He was born May 31, 1944 in Worcester to Nellie (Rand) and Floyd Holland of North Grafton. He was a graduate of Grafton High School and Worcester Industrial Tech of Worcester.
Marshall went onto work at Norton Company in Worcester in the research and development group in regard to the grinding wheel division where he retired in the year of 2005.
Before passing, Marshall enjoyed multiple hobbies, including spending time with his sons as kids either flying RC planes, coaching baseball or building model railroad sets. When younger, Marshall played drums in the school band and loved country western music. However, Marshall was very passionate about his snowmobiles, riding them, showing his vintage sleds off or telling the history of his sleds to folks at shows or event. He held the office of treasurer for 10 years and worked the trails with folk of the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club of Fayette, Maine. He also loved to spend time at his camp on and off all year long.
Marshall also enjoyed many hours working his flower and vegetable gardens at his home in North Grafton. He always enjoyed tinkering on things and looking at how could it work better. He was that type of guy that lived his life the way he wanted and enjoyed time with his family.
He is survived by his family, son Andrew, his wife Terry Holland of Southborough, and grandson Jonathan Holland of North Grafton, and his son Wesley Holland of North Grafton along with granddaughter Alex Holland and grandson Evan Holland and their mother Paula Prifti of South Grafton. Marshall also leaves behind his sister, Nancy Uhlman of Westborough, and former wife Marcia Holland of Grafton.
All are welcome to gather with Marshall’s family Thursday, May 30, from 5-8 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. He will then be laid to rest privately with family at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.