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Patrick Anthony Brennan

Patrick Anthony Brennan, 80, of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home. Born in Pittston on May 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Catherine Gorman Brennan.

He graduated from St. John’s High School, Pittston and then attended one year at Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. He accepted a football scholarship from Villanova University graduating in 1960. While attending college, he returned home to Pittston often to work at the family business International Color Press in Wilkes-Barre.

He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its Senior Group and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a life-long sports enthusiast; volunteer coach for little league baseball, Pop Warner football and youth basketball.

He retired from IBM as a sales executive.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Theresa Walsh Brennan; two sons

Patrick Thomas Brennan and his wife Kristi, Columbia, MD and Joseph Patrick Brennan and his wife Dawn, Atlanta, GA; two daughters Catherine Brennan Herbert and her husband Rob, New Hope, PA and Kelly Brennan Kennedy and her husband Joe, Chicago, IL; 16 grandchildren; two brothers John Brennan and his wife Sharon, New Fairfield, CT and Thomas Brennan and his wife Ann, Dallas, PA; five sisters Catherine Manley, Cranbury, NJ; Mary Carden and her husband Frank, Pittston, PA; Angela Berryman and her husband Phil, Philadelphia, PA; Margaret DiPasquale and her husband Bob, Louisville, KY; and Elizabeth Lawler and her husband Joe, Fairfax, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, Nashville, TN for their wonderful care and compassion.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9:00am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Friends may call Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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