STRICKLAND, Laura J., a lifelong resident of Holbrook, passed away suddenly on August 31, 2017, at the age of 45. Born in Stoughton, Laura grew up in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School and then went on to graduate from Aquinas Junior College. She worked as an executive assistant in the food service industry for many years. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was outgoing and loved outdoor activities. Laura also enjoyed doing crafts, especially ones she learned from her mother. She was an animal lover and had also volunteered at the ferret shelter in Weymouth. Laura was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Joan (Henderson) Strickland. Devoted sister of John G. Strickland of NH, Elizabeth A. McGrath of Braintree, David M. Strickland of Braintree and Joan C. Hoyte and her husband Chip of Holbrook. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, September 15th, at 7:00 PM, in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37) in Holbrook. A visitation period will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to GoFundMe.com http://gf.me/u/cq5q7h , to help offset funeral costs. Laura will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
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