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John J. Brennan M.D.

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John J. Brennan M.D. Notice
Brennan, John J., M.D. Dr. John J. Brennan passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014 surrounded by his family. John was born in Milwaukee on June 15, 1922 to Sarah (nee Boden) and John J. Brennan. Dr. Brennan was devoted to his faith, his family and his practice. He served as an OB-GYN in Milwaukee for more than 50 years and was a devoted voice for the unborn child. He was a proud graduate of St. Rose Grade School, Marquette University High School, Marquette University and Marquette Medical School. After medical school, he served in the Army during WWII. John was married to Joan Gorman Brennan for 62 years, he is the father of 11 children; Michael (Anna) Brennan, Patrick (Margaret) Brennan, Jean (Paul) Beggan, Jan (Jeff) Kaufman, Jane (David) Nelson, Timothy (Julie) Brennan, Sarah (John) Mullarkey, Mary (Daniel) Druml, Brigid (Patrick) Brennan, Kathleen (PJ) Burbach and John Brennan; grandfather of 33 and great grandfather of 1. John was proud of his Irish heritage and was given the honor of being named Irishman of the Year in 1967. John looked to help others, looked for the good in others and looked for love in all things, as he would say "try love". Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 16 from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating John's life will take place on Friday, January 17, 10:30 AM at Church of Gesu, Milwaukee. In his memory and in lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, MS Society of Wisconsin or the Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed Student Award in OB/GYN at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 15, 2014
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