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Brennan, Jean

January 9, 2013 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

CHESHIRE – Mrs. Jean Brennan, 85, devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Brennan, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at The Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire. Her daughters were at her side.

Mrs. Brennan was born on November 4, 1927 in Margarettville, N.Y. and had been a resident of Cheshire, Conn. for over 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Leah (Funari) (Bly) Magilti.

Mrs. Brennan is survived by five children: Joseph Brennan, Block Island, R.I., David (Jean) Brennan, Concord, N.H., Richard (Laura) Brennan, Cheshire, Conn., Claudia Brennan, Cheshire, Conn., and Sarah B. (George) Mott of Cheshire, Conn. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brennan was predeceased by a brother, John Bly of Waterbury. She is also survived by four sisters and two brothers; Ruth (Bly) Copes, Waterbury, Arden Bly, Waterbury, JoAnn (Bly) Rocco, Wolcott, Edward Bly, Waterbury, Mary (Bly) Walsh, Waterbury, and Rosalie (Bly) DiPrimio, Southbury.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences, or to light a candle or share a story, please visit

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