Arnold C. Holland, Jr.

Arnold C. Holland, Jr, 73, of East Providence passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane M. (Lopes) Holland to whom he was married 37 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Arnold Sr. and Florence (Santos) Holland. Arnold retired from UPS in 1989 and went on to open his own trucking business as an owner & operator under the name of Jadco Trucking for nearly 30 years. Arnold had a passion for classic Fords, particularly the Mustang. He was the Rhode Island Director of the Mustang Car Club of New England. Arnold also loved to travel and was an avid New England Patriots fan.

Besides his wife he leaves five children, Michael Holland of East Providence, Lisa Ford of Hampton, VA., Derek Holland of Seekonk, Shantee Holland of Lake Grove, NY and Jennifer Holland of Smithfield, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arnold is also survived by one brother, Darryl Holland of Riverside and two sisters, Caryl-Ann Zavala of Fort Myers, Fla. and Donna Lee Sykes of Leesburg, Virginia.

Due to Covid restrictions a private service will be held for immediate family only.


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James Badger from Seekonk Ma wrote on February 21, 2021 at 8:21 pm
Arnie was a kind person, hard worker, and good friend. Loved his smile and laugh. So sorry to hear the news of his death. My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Kim Silva from Abingdon wrote on February 7, 2021 at 4:37 pm
To my cousin Diane,Jennifer and extended family. My sincere and deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Arnold. I will pray for you and your family for God's comfort and peace. With Love, Cousin, Kim
Steven and Michele Cafua from East Providence wrote on February 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Our deepest condolences to Diane, Jennifer and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Arnie.
Sonia cafua from East Providence wrote on February 6, 2021 at 12:53 pm
I will miss u Arnold so much u was like my second dad you will always have a place in my heart and I will cherish all the memories that me you Jennifer and Dian had you was such a wonderful guy that always had a smile on your face and I will always remember when u told me that I owed u ice cream I love u and will miss u dearly Rest In Peace
Krystal Hogge from Newport News wrote on February 2, 2021 at 3:17 pm
My deepest condolences for your family. I hope you all find peace and comfort in the memories you shared.
Debra Greene-Rutledge from Providence wrote on February 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm
To the Holland family My deepest condolences to hear this about Arnold I have great memories on Abbot St.. May God grant you all comfort In these uncertain times and loss
Lisa Ramos from New Bedford wrote on February 2, 2021 at 8:28 am
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Diane, Jennifer, Nita and the family of Arnold. We knew Arnold as a kind and quiet man who was always a gentleman. A good father who loved and valued his family. We hope that the memories will help heal and comfort you through this difficult time. w/Love Juanita, Joe, Carly, Lisa & Michael.
Ray Hull from Providence wrote on February 1, 2021 at 7:51 am
Arnold was a good man I liked talking with him. God Bless.
Susan & Joel Cardona from Uncasville wrote on January 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm
To Diane, Jennifer ,& Holland family Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Arnold always had a smile and never an unkind word. He was a great guy. May he Rest In Peace.
Rebecca Lopes from East Providence wrote on January 31, 2021 at 6:22 pm
Arnie, we were so blessed to have you in our lives. So many things about the man you were and the example you set will influence those of us who knew and love you forever. I am grateful to you in countless ways and I will miss you more than I can say. May your well deserved rest be peaceful. You will be in our hearts until we meet again.
Anita Santos from Fairhaven MA wrote on January 31, 2021 at 6:05 pm
Arnold was the best brother-in-law I could ever have. I thank God and I thank Arnold. I'll always cherish so many beautiful memories from times at home and away from home. To my sister Diane, children, grandchildren, brother and sisters, we'll miss him but we'll be overjoyed to see him again when God calls us home. Until then may he know how very much we love him and may he rest in paradise.
Michele Holland from East Providence, RI wrote on January 30, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Dear Cousins, we were heartbroken to learn of Arnold's passing. We will cherish our family memories at uncle Arnold and Auntie Florence home. Our condolences to Diane and family. We are here if you need anything. Love, Cousins : Ginny Mauricio and Family, Michele Holland, Roberta Holland Cissoko and Family, and Bobby Holland & Danielle Holland.....
Neal & Erika Dias from Swansea wrote on January 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm
To the Holland family, we just heard that your dad had passed away. We send our deepest sympathy and will keep you all in our prayers. Love, Neal & Erika, Sasha, Sarandon & Sky Dias
Eddy Givens, Jr from JOHNSTON wrote on January 30, 2021 at 11:41 am
My deepest sympathies to Diane and the family. Growing up with memories of Abbott St will forever be etched in my mind and I will forever be thankful for the visits and errands run for my grandmother.
Sharman Monteiro from Bridgewater, Ma wrote on January 30, 2021 at 10:16 am
Rest in Peace Arnold. Condolences to the Holland family.πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
Donna OConnor from REHOBOTH wrote on January 30, 2021 at 10:04 am
To the Holland family, my deepest condolences to you all at this most difficult time. Wishing you love and peace. Rest in Paradise my friend Arnold.πŸ™πŸ™
Joseph Tavares from East providence wrote on January 30, 2021 at 8:56 am
My sincere condolence to the Holland family. May he rsst in peace.
Gail Silva from New Port Richey, wrote on January 29, 2021 at 9:58 pm
To Arnold's family I send my sincere sympathy in the recent passing of Arnold. May he rest in peace.
Jacqueline Alves from Cranston wrote on January 29, 2021 at 7:19 pm
Dear Holland Family we are sorry for your families loss. God bless my grand daughter through heart breaking time, please know we're here for you πŸ’βœŒπŸΎβœŠπŸΎπŸ™πŸ½πŸ’—
Dorothy McCollough from Proc-East Side wrote on January 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm
To Michael and the Holland Family, I send my deepest condolence for the lost of Arnold. May he Rest In Peace .