December 31, 1933 ~ June 14, 2022

Born in: Williamstown, PA
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Bernard Thomas Brennan, 88, of Hamden, husband of the late Inez Gallagher Brennan, passed away peacefully in his home on June 14, 2022. Born in Williamstown, PA on December 31, 1933 to the late Marlin and Blanche Griffith Brennan, Bernard will be lovingly remembered by his children; Bernard T. Brennan, Jr. and his wife Cynthia P., Timothy P. Brennan and his wife Lisa P., and Mary F. Brennan; grandchildren, Kellan, Shane, Bowen, Allie and Jay Brennan; and siblings, Margaret Bowerman and Marlin Brennan. Predeceased by his sister, Joan Marley and his brothers, Edward and Vincent Brennan.

Bernard was a proud US Marine, having served three years in the Korean War. After leaving the service, Bernard and Inez moved to Hamden, where home had been for the last 66 years. He worked for the Regional Water Authority and ran their credit union for 50 years. For over 20 years, Bernard enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball with the Hamden Fathers Association. He was an avid UCONN basketball and Notre Dame Football fan.

Friends are invited to visit with Bernard’s family on Friday, June 17th from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. Rita’s Church. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial donations in Bernard’s name may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Services

Visitation: June 17, 2022 8:30 - 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

Mass of Christian Burial: June 17, 2022 11:00 am

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

203-248-5513

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  1. Bernie was one of the nicest, kindest, and finest gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure to have known. Rest In Peace, Bernie. Sincere condolences to his family.

  2. So saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was such a dear man. In our conversations at RWA, it was always clear how proud he was of his kids and grandkids and how much he enjoyed them. Rest in peace Bernie as you join your beloved Inez. My deepest condolences to the family.

    • I totally agree Janet. Bernie was a great guy. Always there to help!I Also would like to mention to you that I worked with Donnie F. He also was a great person.

  3. Tim and Family. So sorry to here of your loss. Your Father Bernie was a friend to everyone. An all around good man. Fred Stoehr

  4. To the family and friends of Bernie Brennan: your dad, grandfather, uncle, and friend, will be remembered by me as a kind and helpful (to me and so many others) person. He always had a minute to talk and would always do what he could for you via the credit union. I, for one, will not forget how he helped me out on countless occasions. He was a great guy!!!

    May you all be comforted during your time of bereavement.

  5. My heart is with all of you. I Will Always Remember Uncle Bernie’s “combat” stories when you lived in Middletown and we would come to visit. Never forget the wiffel ball games in the street on Bertrose and all the wonderful times we had together as family. I will miss Uncle Bernie as I know all of you, Bernie, Mary, Timmy and your families will!! Our comfort is Jesus the Messiah and that Uncle Bernie no longer has to miss his wife, your mom and my Aunt Inez. I really tried to get there on time to be with all of you but for some reason was terribly delayed. I weep with you and rejoice with you. Forever, Your cousin, always, dave.

  6. Deepest condolences to the Brennan family and all the lives he touched. My dad (Chuck Wilson) was also a RWA lifetime employee. Anytime I visited as a child or when I interned there, I made it a point to see “Uncle Bernie”. He was such a gentle soul with a heart of gold that brightened your day. How he beamed when talking about his family! He made an impression on everyone’s heart and will be missed.

  7. Our sympathies to the Brennan family. Many fond memories of Mr. B – Hamden Fathers youth sports & him playing softball with us when he was 50. Our thoughts are with you all.

  8. Brennan Family,
    When I read Mr. Brennan’s obituary memories came back of playing and then coaching against his team’s in Hamden Fathers Basketball and Baseball Leagues. I am sure I have a losing record against his well-coached teams. I pray for his eternal rest with our Savior and that the Holy Spirit and the fond memories you have of your Dad bring you comfort.

  9. Dear Brennan Family,
    I was so sad to read of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man. My Dad Ed Cooke and he spent a lot of good times together. My parents and your parents went on a couple of trips together and oh what fun they had on the mopeds. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    With love
    Kitta Ree Cooke Yester

  10. Bernie Jr., Tim & Mary — Hard to believe sometimes that Bernie is gone. Your Dad was a truly good, gentle and caring man that was loved and respected by everyone that met him. Bernie was one of those people that no one ever said a bad word about! NEVER. He WILL be missed but he gave so much to those of us who loved him and we will remember him. He lived a good, long life and that is a great accomplishment. RIP Bernie & Inez. You are together now, as you should be.

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