Herbert Holden

Herb Holden

Thursday, April 4th, 1940 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Herbert W. "Herb" Holden, 79, of Broad Brook, entered into Eternal Rest on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 4, 1940, the loving son to the late James Herbert and Sylvia (Hayes) Holden. He grew up in South Windsor where he started his own business, Herb Holden Trucking, in 1959. Herb moved to Broad Brook when his business began to grow. His passion for sand and gravel propelled the company for more than 50 years. He was a chairman on the Economic Development Commission of East Windsor, a chairman of the Dump Truck Division of MTAC, a 4-H volunteer for 30 years, and active with the Livestock Association of Northampton Cooperative Livestock Auction. Farming was Herb's hobby, as he enjoyed showing cows with his children, and raising pigs and chickens. He will be remembered as a caring and generous person, and a family man. He loved traveling with his wife, especially to Aruba. He was known for his joy rides with his family that usually ended in a long day trips and many farm visits. Herb is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Kathleen (Murray) Holden, as well as their children, Herb Holden, Jr., Ashley Holden, and Beth Martin, and her children, Amber, Nick and Noah; and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his children, John Holden, Kimberly LaDuke, James Holden and David Holden and their families. He was predeceased by his son Eric Huntington. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 3-6 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. A funeral service will take place at 11 am on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the funeral home, followed by burial at Melrose Cemetery. Donations may be made in Herb's memory to The Holden Family 4-H Scholarship Fund, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT 06066, to be put towards youths pursuing a career in agriculture.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 |
    Monday, December 30th, 2019
    Melrose Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Bruce Lawler

Posted at 06:20am
I was saddened to have read about Herb passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed doing work for him and seeing him on the annual visit. There are not many gentlemen left like him and he will be greatly missed.

Gilbert Shepard

Posted at 08:14am
Can still remember the first time I met Herb. It was 1961 at Nielsen's farm in Bloomfield. Rest In Peace Herb you will be missed by many.

Eric Jorgensen

Posted at 08:44pm
When I met Herb in 1996, he struck me as a fair and honest man. He was dedicated to his family, friends and even his employees. It was an honor for me to know him then, and an honor now to still know his sons John, Jim, and Dave and stand with pride to see them carry on the legacy of the man he was regardless of the support they receive.

The Polatsidis Family

Posted at 10:42am
Dear Ashley and Family: Sharing in your sadness as you remember your father. May you find comfort in each other and in sweet memories.
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Steven A. Schuster

Posted at 08:57am
It is with a heavy heart to learn of Herb Holden's passing. The entire Schuster Family extend their condolences to Kathleen and the entire Holden Family along with countless friends both near and far. My Father Paul introduced me to Herb at a MTAC function many many years ago and afterwards told me that, "There were two types of people in this world, givers and takers" and "Herb was the epitome of the givers and if I grew up like Herb, he would be very proud of me. I never forgot those words of wisdom and Herb certainly was one of those givers. May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing to those that knew him.

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