GREENWICH, Conn. - John P. Brennan, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, died Sept. 28. He was 87.
Brennan was born July 7, 1926, to Patrick and Elizabeth McArdle Brennan and grew up in the Fourth Ward. He attended St. Mary Grammar School and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1943. He served as technical sergeant in the 3186th Signal Service Battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II in the European-African-Middle Eastern campaign and the Asiatic Pacific campaign. He received a B.B.A and a Masters in Taxation from Pace University and was a certified public accountant. He was vice president of Greenwich Gas Co., which merged with Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. He was a member of the Greenwich Rotary Club, the Harpoon Club and the St. Mary High School Board of Regents and served as director of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce for almost a decade. He also served on the Representative Town Meeting and on the Selectman's Land Acquisition Committee. He was an honorary life member of the American Institute of certified public accountants and a member of the Connecticut Society of certified public accountants. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's Church.
Brennan is survived by his five daughters, Patricia A. Brennan and Bernadette B. (Owen) Davis of Greenwich, Barbara Brennan (George/Rusty) Oxer and Catherine M. Brennan, Esq. of Cos Cob and Tracy (Neville Graham) Brennan, M.D. of West Hartford; 14 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Barbara Kolb Brennan; and sister, Catherine Cleary Pullen.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 31 Arch St., Greenwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at St. Michael's Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, School Program, 1186 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, Passionist Communications, P.O. Box 111, Rye Brook, NY 10573 for the benefit of The Sunday Mass or St. Cecilia School, 1186 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.
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