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Esther P. "Tootsie" (Holland) Alger Deletti

August 22, 2021


Mrs. Esther P. “Tootsie’ (Holland) Alger Deletti, 90,formerly of Hopedale MA, died Sunday (August 22, 2021) at Countryside Healthcare of Milford after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Deletti, who died in 2004 and the wife of the late Richard G. Alger, who died in 1973.


Esther was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Edward A. and the late Esther P. (Mongiat) Holland.

She attended Milford public schools, graduating from Milford High School, Class of 1948.



Esther had first been employed as a young girl at the former Hopedale Pharmacy. She later became employed at the former New England Telephone Company for twenty-five years, retiring in 1998. Following that, she was employed by the Town of Hopedale. She was a lifetime member of the NE Telephone Pioneers Club.


Esther is survived by her son: Richard E. Alger and his wife Deborah of Blackstone MA; her daughter: Susan K. Byam and her husband Roland of Bellingham MA; her two step-sons: Bernard P. Deletti and his wife Mary of Sandwich MA and  Jack A. Deletti and his wife Martha of Milford MA; her two step-daughters: Elaine Deletti of Blackstone MA and Janice Carr of Coventry RI; her 4 grandchildren: Jessica Williams, Jason Alger, Christopher Byam and Aimee Buckley; 5 great grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; her brother: Edward A. Holland and his wife Elaine of Hopedale MA; also several nieces & nephews.


She was the sister of the late Catherine Holland and the late Pauline “Tillie” Holland.


Her funeral will be held Wednesday (September 1st) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. A visiting hour will be held Wednesday (September 1st) from  8:30am  to  9:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass.


Due to the family’s concerns with COVID-19, social distancing protocols & the use of face masks will be required for all facts of the funeral services.     

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September 1, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Mass of Christian Burial
September 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
187 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747

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