Thomas Leo Brennan

Born on 12/15/1927

Departed on 3/09/2014

Resided in Stafford, Virginia


Thomas Leo Brennan, 86, of Stafford County, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at University of Virginia Hospital. 

Born the son of Catherine M. and James A. Brennan on December 15, 1927, the youngest of six siblings, Thomas served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European Theater, and later served in the Marines, Maritime & National Guard.  He married Margaret (Ena) Keaney October 12, 1952, and together they raised four children, living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia.  He worked for the Navy at Crystal City, Arlington, VA, for 25 years, participating in the Standard Missile Project, Ships Gun Department and Torpedo Shop.  Following retirement from the Navy he worked at the Fredericksburg Auto Auction part-time. 

The most rewarding thing in life was being married to beautiful Ena for 50+ years until her death in 2010, and enjoying his children and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Survivors include his four children: David, Steven, and Mark Brennan, and Jeanne McColl; Seven grandchildren: Marshal, Crystal, Kimberly, Lindsey, Sean, Cara, and Brandon; and a sister, Louise Doogue.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, March 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. William of York Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.


7 thoughts on Thomas Leo Brennan

  1. jeanne brennan mccoll on said:

    Dad lived with me for only a few years but it seemed like he was always here, like this is where he was meant to be. Coffee together in the kitchen around 5 was a ritual that I will miss. He was a great joy to have here.

  2. brandon obarr on said:

    i lived with Thomas for 21, and i saw him almost every day of those 21 years, he also raised me along with his wife Ena my Grandmother and my mother.

  3. Marlon Mozee on said:

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Crystal on said:

    I love and miss you Poppy! I’ll always cherish our games of Skipbo and our summers in the camper. Take care of Grandma.
    Love you always and forever

  5. Joanne Walker on said:

    Our hearts go out to the whole Brennan Family.

  6. barry egan on said:

    Sorry for your loss. He was truly one of the greats

  7. Brenda and Cas on said:

    Cas and I only learned of Tom’s death tonight (6/7/14) – We were shocked. We are so sorry and saddened by the passing of Tom. We kept in touch from time to time and we were at Margaret’s Memorial Service. He is at peace now and is with his beloved wife. Tom was a very sweet man with a big heart and always smiling. May God rest is soul.
    Brenda and Cas

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