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Holyoke's Halldor Hildigunnarsson

I was reading through my local weekly newspaper this evening and, in the Obituary section, came across a listing that both surprised and saddened me.

According to the paper, Halldor Hildigunnarsson, 70, of Holyoke passed away on June 2nd. I was surprised because I never imagined that someone from Iceland lived here in Holyoke, Massachusetts. And I was saddened to hear of his passing.

I would respectfully like to pay my condolences to his family.

Halldor, who was born in Grindavik, Iceland, is credited with introducing cars to his hometown and opening the first gas station there. He had a gravel business, worked as a mechanic, and was involved in the fishing industry.

In 1965 he moved to Holyoke and set up an Auto Parts business in the town of West Springfield. He also worked as an auto mechanic.

Again, to his family and friends I offer my respects. Memorial contributions for Halldor may be made to Hospice Lifecare, 28 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA.

júní 9, 2005 | Permalink


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