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Margaret Letitia "Tita" Holleran

August 22, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Margaret Letitia "Tita" Holleran, age 79, of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away Friday August 10, 2018 at her residence in St. Augustine, Florida. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Helen Connolly and Vincent P. Fagan on May 28, 1939.

Tita was a Merit Scholar and graduated with honors from the College of New Rochelle in New York. She earned a master's degree in education plus 30 credits for media specialty from William Paterson College in NJ. As a library media specialist, Tita taught in the Elmwood Park NJ school district for over 25 years

She was a devout parishioner at Mt Carmel Catholic Church in Ridgewood, NJ and St. Isabel's in Sanibel, FL. She taught CCD, was a volunteer and member of the Sanibel Rec center, bicycle club and the kayak Club. Tita enjoyed nature, hiking, bridge, gourmet cooking, reading biographies & traveling. She thoroughly enjoyed her retirement years in Sanibel Island where she made lifelong friends.

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Family and friends were Titas passion & delight. To all of us she was a loving sister, wife, aunt, grandmother, friend, and a wonderful mother. Tita will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family members - Bill Holleran, Husband of 56 years ; her sister Mary Brainard; her brother John(Jake) Fagan; Tita's five children - William, Timothy, Elizabeth, Michael, and Stephen; and her twelve grandchildren.

A memorial mass was celebrated on Friday August 24, 2018 at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. A memorial donation may be sent to Cathedral Parish School, 259 St. George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 or St. Andrews Catholic School, 1509 SE 27th St., Cape Coral, FL 33904

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