Litchfield- William D. Brennan, 98, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at The Cottage at Litchfield Hills, Torrington. He was the beloved husband of the late Esther (Arsego) Brennan.
Mr. Brennan was born in Litchfield on July 20, 1922, son of the late William J. and Margaret (Doyle) Brennan, and had been a lifelong Litchfield resident. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Post 27 of the American Legion, where he had served as a past Commander. Bill was a retired supervisor with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1977 with 36 years of service. He served as a former Tax Collector for the Town of Litchfield and had been a Realtor with E.J. Murphy Real Estate Company. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He had a great passion for sports, especially watching the Red Sox and UCONN girls. Bill was happy to have lived to see the Red Sox play in three World Series. Bill and Esther were loyal supporters of all local sports teams and Bill was a founding member of the Litchfield High School Hall of Fame. Bill will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful man who had a smile for all he met.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Hart and her husband, Harry, of Swanzy, NH, and Frances McGrath and her husband, Kevin, of Wakefield, RI; a son, James Brennan and his wife, Stephanie, of Morris; seven grandchildren, Meaghan Crupe and her husband, William, Patrick McGrath, Matthew Hart, Michaela Lundin and her husband, Todd, Brendan Hart and his wife, Heather, John Mooney, and Nicholas Brennan; nine great-grandchildren, Isabella, Caroline, and Charlotte Crupe, Maddison, Jack, and Riley Lundin, and Josephine, Theodore, and Winston Hart; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Edward Sepples of Norfolk. Mr. Brennan was predeceased by three sisters, Veronica Sullivan, Helen Rossi, and Katherine Sepples.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at Foothills VNA and The Cottage at Litchfield Hills, for the wonderful care shown to Bill.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:30a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South St., Litchfield, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30a.m. Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery, Litchfield, will be held privately. Friends may call Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759.
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