Annie Lois Holiday

January 15, 2022


Annie Lois Holliday, age 86, of Windsor CT quietly passed in Hartford, Connecticut on January 15 2022. This world has lost a shining star and true Protector of humanity. Lois, as she was known by her family and friends, had a warm smile and a heart as large as the sun.
She is Predeceased by her parents, John and Carrie Holliday (Sharp), sisters Gaye Jones (Holliday-Sharp) Eva M. Smith (Holliday-Sharp), Mary Gartrell (Holliday-Sharp) and brothers Javis Holliday (Sharp), David Holliday (Sharp), Clifford P. Holliday (Sharp) and Arthur L. Holliday (Sharp). Those celebrating Lois’ life includes her siblings: Rosemarie Sandiford of Manchester CT, Jenell Granville (Daniel {Deceased}) of Hartford CT, Carolyn Zoccano (Victor) of Upper Marlboro MD and Andrew Holliday of Wallingford CT., Uncle Willie Dunn of Charlotte, NC., and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and scores of friends.
Annie was born in Augusta, Georgia and moved to Connecticut at a very early age. She graduated from Weaver High School and accepted employment with G. Fox & Co., (the largest privately owned department store in America when it sold in 1965). She continued her education and attended Greater Hartford Community College (now Hartford Capitol Community College (HCCC) pursuing Bookkeeping and Accounting which allowed her to successfully gain employment with Hartford Convalescent Home, Kimberly Hall and Accessory Controls and Equipment where she worked for 20 years and retired.
She was known for her incredible patience and for her love of reading. Lois carried books with her everywhere she went. If she were waiting to be seen by her doctor, standing in the grocery store line, and other places; she would simply whip out a book (they were always novels) and begin reading. Annie had an extraordinary talent for sewing and her beautiful soul produced countless clothing items for many of the less fortunate, free of charge. “Aunt Lois”, as her nieces and nephews referred to her, was also an amazing baker and every year around the holiday season she would create a cake known as “The 30-Day Cake” which would always be the talk of the family. Annie Lois Holliday will be remembered with great honor, love and respect as a sister, aunt, advisor, caretaker, friend and a strong black woman who overcame odds that seemed insurmountable.
A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced.

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