Kathleen “Kathy” I. Brennan, 88
ROCHESTER — Kathleen “Kathy” I. Brennan, 88, of Rochester, MA (formerly of Longmeadow, MA), went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on June 9, 2022.
Kathleen was born on October 25, 1933 in Waterbury, CT. She was the daughter of Bernard Dressell and Rose O’Brian Dressell. Kathleen, known in her childhood as “Kay,” attended Waterbury Catholic High School and was studying to be a nurse before she worked at the American Brass Company in Waterbury, CT.
Kathleen married William H. Brennan from Waterville, Connecticut in 1952. They were married for 69 years. Kathy was a resident of Longmeadow, MA for 50 years before moving to Rochester MA. She was very active in the community in Longmeadow serving as president of the Saint Mary's Guild, being a Welcome Wagon representative, and volunteering in the schools.
Kathy, also known as “Nanny,”, was devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with her family every summer in the Berkshires. She enjoyed cooking, exercising, gardening, reading and playing bridge. She was known to be a fierce competitor.
She traveled the world and loved to journal her adventures. Kathy was a great listener and encourager and cherished the relationship with her friends. Most important to Kathy was her deep and faithful relationship to Jesus Christ. She was a devoted prayer warrior and loved reading the Bible and other Godly devotionals.
She is survived by her devoted husband, William Brennan, who cared for her diligently in the later years of her life, her three children: William J Brennan and his wife Melissa of Manassas, Virginia, Sheila Martin of Mattapoisett, MA and Barbara Lochte of Seguin, TX, her 9 grandchildren Patrick, F. Charles, Conor, Kelly Kathryn, John Ryan and Kathleen Ann, Liam, Erin, Aidan, and F. James her great grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Steven and Bernard Dressell, her sisters Rose Monnerat, Virginia, Rita, and Barbara Dressell, and her son-in-laws F. Scott Lochte and John Martin.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Rochester in Rochester, MA on July 14, 2022 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Kathleen asked for donations to be made to Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford, 166 Spring St, New Bedford, MA 02740.
Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham.
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