Brennan, Lorraine

Lorraine Mc Govern Brennan, of West Hartford, widow of Kevin J. Brennan, died peacefully on Thursday, July 28th. Born September 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Julia (Gleason) McGovern. Lorraine graduated from Mt. St Joseph Academy and Rosemont College. She married Kevin Brennan, the love of her life, on June 12, 1948, and was married for nearly 46 years before he passed away in 1994. She was a former board member of Rosemont College, a founding member of St. Timothy’s Parish in West Hartford, and a long time supporter of St Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Lorraine loved her family unconditionally. She cherished travelling with her Kevin and helping others always make the best out of every situation. Her family will sorely miss her contagious laugh, her smiling Irish blue eyes, her competitive nature and her zest for life. Lorraine leaves behind her children: Kevin Brennan Jr. and his wife Joan of Rockville Centre, New York, Timothy Brennan and his wife Antoinette of Duxbury, MA, Dennis Brennan and his wife Maggie of West Hartford, Kathleen Thomsen and her husband Henning Andrew (HAT) of West Hartford, Paul Brennan and Debbie Abbott of New York, Eileen Deneen and her husband Chris of Windsor, and 13 grandchildren that she was so proud of; Patrick and Timothy Brennan, Kevin, Mary Ellen and John Brennan, Meghan, Sarah, and Matthew Thomsen, Kate and Claire Brennan, and Ryan, Connor, and Molly Deneen. She was predeceased by her daughter Mary, her sister Patricia Tamoney, and her grandson Dennis Patrick Brennan Jr. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Monday (Aug. 1) from 4:00-7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Aug. 2) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Timothy, West Hartford. Burial will be in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117 or St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. Online messages of remembrance and sympathy may be made through

Calling Hours

Monday August 1, 2011 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:00am Church of St. Timothy - West Hartford


Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery - Bloomfield

Memorial Contribution

Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117 or St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105

6 Responses to 'Brennan, Lorraine'

  1. Ann and AllenMarquis says:

    I will always remember the soft voice that your mom had and the sparkle in her eyes that her daughter inherited. Such an elegant woman, and I have so many special memories of her. God bless you all during this sad time, and please know that all of us are praying that you will find peace, comfort, and really funny, happy memories of your mom. I know there are many. I wish I could be with you today and tomorrow. Lots of love, The Marquis Family.

  2. Luanne Kip says:

    Dear Paul & Deb,

    I just learned of your Mom’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how heart-broken and sad you must be. I always enjoyed your stories about your Dad & hope to hear happy reminiscences of your Mom as well.

    A big hug,

  3. Tom and Carol Preston says:

    Dear Family,
    Our deepest sympathy. We will always be grateful for Lorraine’s generosity in helping our daughter Pookey get into Rosemont.
    Sincerely Tom and Carol Preston

  4. Kemy Meaney says:

    To the Brennan family
    My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. When I think of your mother, I remember her sparkling smile, her brilliant blue eyes, and her sincere and friendly manner. It is a tribute to her and to you that she had a happy and full life. I am in Ireland right now in a place called the holy ground, so I shall offer my prayers for her; I will send a mass card when I return. I’m with daughters Martha and Kathleen who also send their condolences.

    Ní maith liom bhur mbrón. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

    Kemy Meaney

  5. Catherine Foley Bodak-Gyovai MD says:

    To all the Brennan Family,
    Your mother and grandmother was a truly wonderful person. Because of her amazing generosity, I was able to attend Rosemont College, Rosemont PA. After I graduated from Rosemont, I went on to obtain my medical degree from Penn. I am now a neurologist caring for children at the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware. Every child I care for is touched by your mother’s love and devotion to so many.
    She truly inspired me to offer a helping hand to others and my husband and I have established a scholarship fund at our parish school, St. Francis de Sales in Lenni PA.
    Please be comforted in your grief, knowing that we will pray for her and for your family, and that her legacy will go on and on. She is now home in heaven.
    Catherine Foley Bodak-Gyovai MD
    Rosemont Brennan Scholar 1965-1969

  6. Bob McGoldrick says:

    Dear Family,

    Your mom is finally home. Lorraine was such a beautiful woman, in every aspect of life. Always smiling, always friendly, so caring and giving. Lorraine embodied everything we are supposed to be. Proud of her heritage, loyal to her faith, generous to all; Lorraine was such a happy mother. Jody & I were priveleged to have shared her joy.
    Jody & Bob McGoldrick

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