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“GOD has called you home. You will truly be missed. I will never forget the day we meet and from that day forward you became my little brother. I am...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Wendy M Ramirez

“My Deepest Condolences to the family of a great friend Darrell...You will be missed..and may your soul rest in peace. . ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Kim Couch

“Our prayers to you and your family, from ours! ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Maricel and Anthony Todd

“Praying for strength and peace during this time for Tonya and family. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: katrina dennis

“My sincerest condolences go out to the family during this time. May god continue to bless the family and wrap his arms around you all as "Poopie' is...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Jenae Scott

“He treated me like a sister from the first day we met. We both had the love of fast cars and I would love to see him rolling to the park !!! Know u...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Geraldine Perry

“Darrell no doubt we loved you Dearly, but God loved you More, took you to be in his loving arms. R.I.P. Dear Cousin of ours. You are now safe from...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Freda Corbett

“Poopie you will be missed. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Deidre jennings

“Poop, God bless u and your loved ones..Not a day will pass where those u have touched won't think of high..???? ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: James Aurbrey Branch

“Remembering the evening at Howard and Marcie's when Tonya, Darrell and Laila came over. How we laughed! Darrell you loved a good and decent life. I...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Candace Thompson

11 of 21 | Posted by: Michael A. Bass-Gonzalez

“Enjoy the beautiful life that will follow. May god grant you a place in his kingdom. Reast peacefully knowing you were appreciated and loved in this...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Abdul Barr

“My cousin, my brother, my best friend... Poopie you will truly be missed. The bound we have is irreplaceable. I will forever hold you in my heart......Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Sherrill Williams

“My sincere condolences to the Holland and Gonzalez families. I will always remember Darrell for his gentle smile, and his kind and fun loving spirit....Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Patricia Evans

“R.I.P gone to soon but will never be forgotten ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Debra Mercer

“I want to give my condolences to the family. I know God does not make mistakes, Darrell's time has come to be with the Father. Sleep in peace Poopie. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Shawn Smalls

“Words cannot relive your pain I want to send my. DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to you and your families Poopie was a Good Guy. OLD GOLD FOREVER ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: David Perry

“To Tonya and the family, Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family God is able and willing give you the strength you need at this...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Bonita Robinson

“Tonya so sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like to loose someone you love, i lost Both my Mom and Dad 2wks apart in June/July 2015. Im...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy white

“Great guy my prays are for the family . Asking GOD to help you go through, to give you understanding and strength .In JESUS NAME. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: John Gunther

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

Darrell Edgar Holland was born on December 5, 1967 in Yonkers, New York to the late Florence Holland and Joseph Gonzalez. Darrell Holland passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Darrell was educated in the Yonkers school system where he graduated in 1986 from Yonkers High School. In 1988, he became employed by the Town of Eastchester, New York Department of Public Works and worked tirelessly until his illness. His co-workers recall they were often entertained by his sense of humor. Darrell's childhood friends and family called him Poopie. Despite the funny nature of the nickname, this name stuck with him throughout his entire life. Poopie was a fitting name for Darrell. He was a fun-loving, silly prankster and loved to have fun. Darrell loved to ride bikes, play team tag, play video games and eat Crab Legs that his uncle Vernon would bring up from Baltimore, Maryland. Darrell was an avid football fan and loved watching NFL games with his family and friends on Sundays. His favorite football team was the San Francisco 49ers and he was also a long-time fan of The New York Mets baseball team. As a young man, Poopie became well known for several hobbies. He loved gold jewelry, fast cars, playing Tonk, Black Jack, listening to Public Enemy, DMX, The LOX, Prince, and sipping on a nice cold beer. On May 7, 1988, Darrell met Tonya on a double date at City Island. Neither one of them would have ever known they would become the love of each other's life. It was destiny. Finally in 2004, Darrell and Tonya began their relationship and he relocated to New Haven, Connecticut to be with her. On October 25th, 2008, Darrell and Tonya were married. Poopie was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughters and grandson. Darrell had a whole host of other nicknames that he acquired from his many friends and co-workers. On any given day you would hear people call him any one of these names: Fat Poopie, Brother Love, Kirby, Bondo, D Wheezy or Gonzalez. Darrell was a devoted, loving son, father, friend and husband. He was always giving advice and was there when you needed him. His greatest joy was his children, Darenea, Laila and step daughter, Tamia. He was most proud of his grandson, Anthony. Darrell was predeceased by his mother, Florence Jacobs Holland and his brother, Gregory Holland. Darrell is survived by his father, Joseph Gonzalez and step mother, Lillie Faye Gonzalez; his wife, Tonya Holland; his children, Darenea Holland (with ex- wife Toni Evans), Laila Holland, step daughter, Tamia Bird (Dennis,) and his grandson, Anthony Holland; his loving siblings, Kenneth Holland, Michael Bass- Gonzalez of Virginia, Daryl Armstrong Gonzalez, of Connecticut, Jonathan Armstrong, of New York, Nedra Rankin, of California, Nancy Gonzalez, of North Carolina and Ava Jordan, of New York. Darrell was closely bonded with his extended family, co-workers and brother at heart/close friend, Sean Creighton; a special cousin/brother at heart Alonzo Jacobs; his loving in laws, Gilbert and Willie Mae Morgan; his brother in law, Craig Morgan (Monique); his sister in law, Sharrie Bullock (Damian); sisters at heart and cousins, Deneen Scott, Danita Scott and Demiesha Scott Ware (Nicholas;) and host of other relatives and friends. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 1-3 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Darrell's life will be celebrated on Tuesday at 5 PM in the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, in Bridgeport with the Reverend Sara Smith, Esq. officiating. His interment will be private. The family would like to give a Sincere Thanks to those who have given up their time in support of Darrell. We would like to thank everyone far and near for all of your support, prayers, visits and calls during this difficult time. Darrell was one of a kind. He has left a LASTING impression in all of our hearts! Memorial contributions may be directed to: The Holland Family Education Fund c/o: Craig Morgan, 24 Colony Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610. To view his complete obituary, for travel directions or to sign his guest register, please visit