To the Brennan family, I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Brennan when I worked at Northeast Utilities. I would sometimes do some typing and answering the phones for him. He was such a wonderful and fair person. I often thought about him. He passed on my birthday, July 10, 2013. You have my deepest condolences in the passing of such a wonderful person who will always be in my heart.
Bobbie and Bonnie - What a sad time for you and your family and for all of us who knew and loved your dad. He was one in a million. Not only was he a good husband and father but I can't think of a single human being who didn't like Tom Brennan. He was such a decent and kind person with a wonderful personality and sense of humor. No wonder he was such an admired business executive, community leader and loyal friend! I was fortunate to have known Tom since I was in high school and had an opportunity to see him off and on for over 55 years. How well I remember his love of professional sports—his leadership in the GHO, his attending hockey games and supporting young rookies with the Hartford Whalers or routing for his beloved Red Sox. Tom also gave back to his community and to his alma mater. A graduate of the old Hillyer College (located then on Hudson Street in Hartford), he later became an elected member of the board of regents at the young University of Hartford of which Hillyer was a part.
I know I speak for many when I say I will miss him. I will never forget Tom Brennan and the great man that he was. With my condolences and love, Phoebe
We always had such fun with you mom and dad, especially at tournament time. We will miss your dad,
Gerard and Gini Stewart
Bobbie and Bonnie: Your Dad surely left his mark in Hampstead and the Belvedere Community. He was a kind, sweet and gentle man.
I used to "get to" drive your dad to church on Saturdays....he was the kindest man with such a wonderful sense of humor. He told so many stories about his family and how special you all were to him. I definitely GOT more than I GAVE!! Rest assured, I will keep him and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great person to know, so thoughtful and pleasant to speak to. I so enjoyed speaking with Tom whenever I met him. He always had a great smile on his face. He will be missed. I know how much he enjoyed coming to the GHO PAST CHAIRMAN DINNER'S. Bob Tomasulo, 1977
Bobbie, Mary and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our best memory of your Dad was taking him to a UNC,Wilmington baseball game last year. He certainly knew his baseball. He was a pleasure to be with. Such a fine gentleman!!
Joyce & Bob Priestly
My condolences to Bonnie and Bobbie. Your dad was a class person. He always treated us "kids" with kindness and patience back in the days of Pine Acres.I am happy to hear that he lived a good long life to the age of 92. Considering our ages now I hope all of us can do the same. Hope you are both well.......John Oldham
My sincerest condolences to Tom's family.
In addition to being a wonderful and gifted man, Tom was a true gentleman that made a difference in so many of the lives he touched. I have many fond memories of him during his time with HELCO and Northeast Utilities.
Bobbie, Bonnie, Mary and family,
Our hearts are with you. So many warm memories of your dad and brother with his ever present smile and heartwarming concern for family and community. He contributed so much and what a family man...such a blessing. Love to all of you.
Bonnie and Bobbie, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a sweetheart of a man, so kind and light hearted, and a pleasure to know.
Bobbie, what a privilege to have known your Dad . Charlie & I were so blessed to know his humour and warm heart . We will treasure the memories forever .
We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the original few "Red Coats" that started the ICO. He was a great guy and an gentleman. He will be missed. Our prayers will be for his family and close friends. Paul and Liz Lankarge - Greater Hartford Jaycees; 1981 SDJ/GHO.
Bonnie and Bobbie, Your dad & mom are special people and a wonderful example of community leaders and commitment to excellence. I fondly remember our days as "Brennan Girls" in your dads campaign for public office. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Thinking of you Bobbie and Bonnie,and so very sorry with the passing of your dear Dad ~ I loved Mr Brennan, he was a wonderful and kind man ~ He will always be in my heart ~ My love and prayers are with you and the family. Love Pam
Bobbie and Family. Your Dad was the type of a person that one never forgets.I loved him and your Mom when we were growing up. Always smiling and laughing. How lucky we were to have grown up with such great role models. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficlt time. Betty Ann Vose Fusco,Wethersfield, CT
Thinking of you Bobbie and Bonnie at this sad time,
Love, Bonnie Beth Pierce
Tom was a true gentleman of his generation and always had a positive, friendly attitude when we met. God bless.
Tom Brennan was my mentor all my life. Such class and style and a wonderful personality, he engaged people, made them feel good about what they were doing.
At the University of Hartford Tom was the first alumnus to be appointed to the University's Board of Regents in 1970. He garnered the respect of two University Presidents Vincent Coffin and Archibald Woodruff.
As UH Alumni President, Tom presented Astronaut Jack Swigert MBA at UH with the Distinguished Alumnus Award just 15 days after the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon.
He headed up the Task Force on the Future of the University in 1968 as committee chair for the University in the Community.
Tom and Betty were great examples of community citizens for the University along with Alfred Fuller.
I loved Tom for all he has accomplished and to say he was an important friend and with a tear I shall miss him dearly.
One of the nicest and easy going person I had the pleasure of working for at HELCO. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
Tom was an absolute gentleman in every way. He had a fine sense of humor, common sense, and genuine care for others. Tom made significant contributions to the Greater Hartford community and especially through the Jaycees and Insurance City Open/Greater Hartford Open/Travelers Championship. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.
I had the pleasure of serving with Tom on the New Business Development Commission in Wethersfield. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humor.
Bobbie, Bonnie and Mary, Barb and I are saddened to hear of Cousin Tom's passing. He was truly a great and good man who is now sitting at the right hand of Our Lord. Please accept our deepest sympathies and trust that he and you will be remembered in our prayers.
Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.