Bill Holland and Jim McEldowney

Leo alumni Bill Holland and Jim McEldowney retreat to a Beverly kitchen following the Leo Alumni Association’s annual banquet in April 2017. As a student, Holland progressed into larger-sized Leo jerseys, and McEldowney gave the one “off his back” to the XL McEldowney.

Leo High School’s Bill Holland was always most comfortable in a crowd, whether it was in football stands, a gym, a tavern or his own kitchen entertaining friends with his wife, Cathy.

“Bill was born on New Year’s Eve,” said Cathy, “so he’d always say, ‘Everybody parties on my birthday!’”