Christena (McKinnon) Holland, 80

Christena (McKinnon) Holland, 80, passed away Saturday December 26, 2020 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford.

She was born September 3, 1940 in New Waterford, Canada, to the late John and Mary Catherine McKinnon. Christena grew up in the Greenwich area where she became a professional school bus driver for Fairfield County until her retirement.

Christena is survived by her two sons, Kenneth A. Holland and his wife Janenne Ellis of Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Christopher J. Holland of Washington, North Carolina; two brothers, Gerald McKinnon and his wife Yolanda of New Victoria, Canada and Jim McKinnon of Ontario, Canada; and two sisters, Juanita Nolan and her husband Dennis of Ontario, Canada and Joan McKinnon of Ontario, Canada. Christena was preceded in death by three brothers: Bernard McKinnon, James McKinnon and John McKinnon.

To honor her life, a graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:00am at Putnam/St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich. Those wishing to attend should arrive at the main office off of North St. by 10:50am.

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In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.