Michael J.'s Story
Michael J. Brennan, age 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017, after a lengthy illness with his family at his side.
Mike was born on March 2, 1950 in Lynn, Mass. to Frederick and Rose Brennan.
A proud Lynner, he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1968 before enlisting in the United States Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam War. Upon returning from his military service, Mike began a lengthy career as a faithful employee of the United States Postal Service. After retiring from USPS, Mike relocated to Amesbury, where he was known by most as “Pa.”
Mike enjoyed a good game of golf, darts, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He will be remembered for his quick wit, Irish humor and gentle personality.
Mike is survived by his best friend and wife of 44 years, Janet Harding Brennan; daughter, Karen Foley and husband, Shawn, of Amesbury; son, Sean Brennan of Athol, MA; sister, Pat Poska and husband, Frank, of Lynn; brother, Frederick Brennan and wife, Peggy, of Hilton Head, N.C.; brother-in-law, Russell Harding and wife, Gill, of Chelmsford, UK; grandchildren, Patrick and Ryan Foley of Amesbury, Eric and Brianna Yates of Des Plaines, IL, Sean, Shea and Brylie Brennan of Athol, Mass. and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be mad in memory of Michael James Brennan to VA Boston Health System. Voluntary services (135) 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
Calling hours for Michael will be held on Monday, January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. in Amesbury. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Parish Church 2 School St. in Amesbury. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery Veterans Lot.
Published on  January 26, 2017