Cunningham, Brenda Mary

Brenda Mary Cunningham passed away peacefully May 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 6, 1958 Brenda was the daughter of Cornelius and Irene Cunningham. She grew up in Elmwood and went to Conard High School. Brenda attended Morse School of Business and then began her career at The Hartford where she had many friends. After a successful career, Brenda retired from The Hartford and moved to Unionville, CT.
She is preceded in death by her parents Irene and Cornelius Cunningham and by her great niece Aubree Anne Ullmann-Sylvester. She is survived by her sister Judith and husband Roger of Unionville, CT, her brother David and his partner Heather of South Windsor, CT, her brother Neil and his wife Robin of Unionville, CT, her brother Timothy and his wife Colleen of Kensington, CT, and her sister in law Deb and her husband Bob of West Hartford, CT, and many nieces and nephews.
Retiring allowed Brenda to fully embrace caring for her great nieces and nephews. Brenda leaves behind her legacy of being the best “Auntie” around and was generous to a fault to the children she adored. The children that she cared for and gave her life a special meaning include Weston, Juliana, Bradley, Gracie, Landon, Mason, Eloise, Nathan, Gianna and Domenic. Other relative children include Kaden and Leah.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (May 31) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (June 1) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Red Cross. Please consider a blood donation to help support Brenda’s mission of bringing awareness to Common Variable Immune Deficiency. Her little buddy and confident, Bradley, has this rare disorder. Otherwise monetary donations can be made to American Red Cross Donation Center, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032, or Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

Calling Hours

Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea ~ Unionville

Burial

Riverside Cemetery ~ Farmington

Memorial Contribution

The American Red Cross. Please consider a blood donation to help support Brenda’s mission of bringing awareness to Common Variable Immune Deficiency. Her little buddy and confident, Bradley, has this rare disorder. Otherwise monetary donations can be made to American Red Cross Donation Center, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032, or Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

7 Responses to 'Cunningham, Brenda Mary'

  1. Williams Family says:

    The death of your loved one Brenda is one of the most devastating experiences your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart.” We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

  2. Deb Westcott says:

    Brenda was the heart and soul of her Statutory family at The Hartford for many years. Her dedication and commitment were unmatched. But most of all she was so much fun to work with and the good memories we shared with her will always be with us.

  3. A Hartford coworker says:

    I will always remember Brenda as a kind and helpful coworker with a wonderful laugh. May the joy and memories that she shared with the children she adored continue to live on and multiply for future generations.

  4. The Prentiss on Maui ohana says:

    Aunt Irene and Brenda used to have great fun teasing my brother Granville, they called him the kissy bandit because he was always stealing kisses. That was just one of a million memories of spending time with her. To the Cunningham ohana, I wish you peace and many happy memories of a great spirit with an even greater heart. Aloha o’e Brenda. We will be thinking of you every time we go to the beach.

  5. Chris Fongemie says:

    The entire Fongemie family are saddened to hear the news of Brenda’s passing. She always had a smile on her face and truly loved being a part of your family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and may our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.

    Chris and Samantha Fongemie

  6. Joan and John McDonald says:

    Dear Judy and Roger and the entire family. So sorry to learn if the loss of your dear sister. She is now at peace. She will be dearly missed. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Sending our love. John and Joan McDonald

  7. Charlene Larsen says:

    To Neil, Robin & the rest of the Cunningham family:

    Kevin and I are so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during your difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Charlene & Kevin Larsen

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