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BRENNAN, JOHN J. 48, of Everett, Massachusetts, and formerly of Providence, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Natassha M. (Whiting) Brennan. Born in Providence, he was a son of John B. and Joyce E. (Smith) Brennan of North Providence. In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves a daughter, Briell Brennan; a step daughter, Adrianna (Noyes) Solis; a sister, Mary E. Jannetti; two nephews, Daniel and Brian; and a niece, Lauren. John was a stagehand for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 11, in Boston, for the past ten years. He was a 1983 graduate of LaSalle Academy and a 1987 graduate of Providence College. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening, 5 7 pm, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, at 10:00 am, in Saint Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Assumption Parish Food Ministry, 791 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 in John's memory will be appreciated. For on line condolences, visit boyleandsonfuneralhome.com
Published in The Providence Journal on Apr. 3, 2014.
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March 27, 2021
7 years never gets easy...you are always with us, we love you ❤
natassha brennan
Spouse
September 27, 2020
A day doesn’t go by without you in it my forever love ❤ miss & love you ❤
natassha brennan
Spouse
March 27, 2019
5 years :,(
briell brennan
Daughter
March 27, 2019
5 yearsfeels like yesterday ...still as painful as ever, I miss that radiant face, Ill miss it forever..Ill see you in my dreams, my forever ❤ ...I love you boob
natassha brennan
Spouse
May 23, 2018
i love and miss you so much daddy im going through so much and i always just think of you i love you- geely :,(
briell brennan
Daughter
May 11, 2016
Happy birthday
M Keogh
December 29, 2014
The baby and I are sitting here looking into the sky thinking of you, it's been 9 months today....... Sigh...... We love you forever xxoo
September 7, 2014
Hi Daddy ....Sending our hugs and our thoughts are with you today and always..we love you and miss you oxoxo
Natassha & Briell
August 12, 2014
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Michael Keogh
August 8, 2014
Geely and I wished on a shooting star tonight .....we miss you terribly.....see you in our dreams <3
July 27, 2014
Always thinking bout you homie
Michael Keogh
July 10, 2014
Geely and I are missing you so much, and sending every drop of our love to you miss you sooo soo very much although you are right here beside us Loving you forever and a day,my our California Geels Oxoxoxox
Natassha Brennan
June 12, 2014
Hi my Hunny, thank you for keeping me chugging along on this journey, I love you to the moon and back, thinking of you right now and every 5 seconds, I love you oxoxo
May 23, 2014
Hi Hun, just lying here with the Geel thinking and missing you wishing we were all having a family cuddle like we would always have on Friday nights.......I'm so sad without you here :(
May 11, 2014
Happy Birthday my Love, I hope you caught the balloon I sent to you today, I love you the moon & back, I'll dream of you tonight ....your lil wifey oxo
Natassha Brennan
April 29, 2014
Just kissed the Geel goodnight, we are missing you terribly, it's very difficult to get through day to day without your voice guiding us.... We love you forever ... Wifey & the Geel xoxoxo
Natassha Brennan
April 20, 2014
Happy Easter Daddy we miss you terribly .....love you, your lil wifey & the Geel oxox
April 18, 2014
I am so sorry for John's passing. I remember playing catch on Pleasant Valley Parkway with John. Good memories.
April 14, 2014
To the entire Brennan family: we just heard of John's passing and want to let you know you are in our prayers and we are sorry that we were not able to express our condolences in person.
Scott San Antonio
April 13, 2014
John and Joyce, we just learned of your son's passing. We regret we were unable to express our deepest sympathy to you in person.
Pam and Ted Collins
April 10, 2014
May John rest in peace. I will forever miss hearing John say "Hey buddy" God bless all his family.
Henry Vara
April 9, 2014
John and Joyce and the Brennan Family,
We are deeply sorry to hear about your son's passing. He will be in our prays.
Joe and Sallie Prisco
Joe and Sallie Prisco
April 8, 2014
Dear John,Joyce and Family, I am deeply saddened on your loss of John. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you.
Bernice Gallagher
April 7, 2014
Dear Joyce and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. My thoughts are with you.
Ellie Teixeira
April 7, 2014
John and I went to St. Pius school together. Looking at this picture, he has the same bright smile he had back then. My thoughts and prayers to John's wife, children and family.
April 7, 2014
John and Joyce,
So sorry to hear of John's passing. May all your memories help you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sib and Fran Campanini
West Palm Beach, Florida
April 6, 2014
Natas
April 6, 2014
mary damiano
April 6, 2014
John was a good friend and boss (I'd always greet him by yelling, 'Bonjour John Brennan!')...he hired and fired me more times than I can remember, and always with a disgusted laugh... I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.
Seamus Carroll
April 6, 2014
Brennan Family

My sincerest condolences and sympathy on you lost. John was a gentle giant, that how will remember him.
Vinicio (Tony) Vasquez
April 6, 2014
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Brennan and family,

So sad to hear of John's death . Words can never express the pain felt by parents. May the grace of God give you strength each day.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark Laurito (Sarasota ,Fl )
April 6, 2014
Joyce and Family,
My sincerest condolences on John's passing. May all of your fond memories bring you peace.
Fondly, Nancy Allen Santucci
April 6, 2014
John and Joyce, We want to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your son, John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
John and Peg Hogan
April 5, 2014
I knew John from the trade shows he was a great guy we will miss him - Boston Teamster
April 5, 2014
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Brennan,
Please know how truly sorry I am for your loss. I will remember John very fondly. From our days at St.Pius to PC. John was a great guy and I want you to know that you are all in my prayers.
Joanne (Sweeney) Wittman
April 5, 2014
My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann Marston
April 5, 2014
John and Joyce; Mere words cannot adequately express our sadness over John's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Beverly and Jim Dodd
Beverly and Jim Dodd
April 5, 2014
John and Joyce,
So sorry for your loss. John lives on in his little girl and the many wonderful memories you have shared. Our prayers are with you.
Annmarie and Raymond Johnson
Annmarie Johnson
April 5, 2014
Dear John and Joyce,
Mere words cannot adequately express our sorrow over your loss. You are in our thoughts. Love,
Beverly and Jim Dodd
April 5, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Brennan & Mary ,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.
Mia DeMarco
April 5, 2014
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Are thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence.
Michael Furia
April 4, 2014
John and I were classmates at St. Pius school. It seems like yesterday when we were there...my thoughts and prayers to John's wife, children and family.
Laurie Czeczot-Ise
April 4, 2014
John,Joyce,Mary and Family
So sorry for your loss. Sherry and I will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
Chuck Carberry
April 4, 2014
Our very deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you.
Jeff and Samantha Venables
April 4, 2014
Natasha and Briell, We truly lost a great one, God needed a new angel so he took the best he could find..Tommy D (Bartender and friend (Independent Club)
April 3, 2014
Dear Joyce, John and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Prayers, Sandra & Joe
Sandra & Joe Actis
April 3, 2014
John was a good man and will be missed. God called him to soon but He might have needed a Hoopster to round out His team. May his family find some solace during this difficult time of great times shared with the smiling Irishman.
The Dillon Family
April 3, 2014
may john rest peacefully & may he always watch over you all.
sydney olsen
April 3, 2014
To John, Joyce and family,

I'm so sad to hear of John's passing - it seems like yesterday he was running around your kitchen in his footed pajamas as I prepared to ride to work with his dad. Words alone will not help you now, but with the passage of time, I hope you will heal. I am in Virginia for the week and will not be able to pay my respects at the funeral service, but you will be in my thoughts.
Joseph M. Maguire
April 3, 2014
To John, Joyce and the Brennan family: My sincere condolences on the passing of John. During this difficult time, may the light of the Lord shine upon him and on all who loved him. May your fond memories of him sustain and comfort you in your sorrow.
Tom Mulvey
April 3, 2014
Dear Joyce and John Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you both and we will always keep John in our prayers. Love, Chris, Vince and Gloria Patten
April 3, 2014
Joyce, John, Mary and family,
I was heartbroken to hear of the sudden passing of John. I always remember him being so happy go lucky! May his memory live on in your hearts forever! Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Love,
Monica
Monica (Pascetta) Carroccio
April 3, 2014
My heart felt condolences to you and your family Natasha.
Zeus Fiasconaro
April 3, 2014
Joyce and Family,
I am so thinking of you at this time and my prayers are with all of you. Please know we are thinking of you. Remember all of the good times..... God Bless.
Meg Clossick Healy
April 3, 2014
Dear Joyce, John and family. Sincerest sympathy on your loss. Withh love and prayers. John and Nancy Smith
April 3, 2014
Norman & I are so sorry to learn of John's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Norman & Eleanor Hardy
April 3, 2014
Love and support to you, Natasha, and the family. Rest in peace, John.

Laurie Walegir
April 3, 2014
John and Joyce my condolences to you.

When Neil told the horrible news I thought of all the fun times we had at Neil Sr and Ginny's together!

May John rest in peace!
Kris Hjort
April 3, 2014
Dear John, Joyce and family,
My heart aches for you. Hugs to all of you. May happy memories sustain you.
Love, Barbara J. Larkin
Barbara J. Larkin
April 3, 2014
You have my most heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
Patricia Derrig Pavia
April 3, 2014
Sending waves of strength and peace for you and your family, N.
Kathia Pinto
April 3, 2014
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
David Vito
April 3, 2014
May you rest in peace, John. Our sincerest condolences to the Brennan family from the Magers.
Juliet Mager
April 3, 2014
May God rest your soul
Thank You for being a friend!
Rest in Peace
Duke
April 3, 2014
Dear John and Joyce, we are so saddened to here of John's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
With Love,
Frank and Gloria
April 3, 2014
Dear John & Joyce,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.We were sadened to hear of Johns sudden passing.We will be praying for all of you.

Buddy & Kathy Carberry Jupiter Florida
April 3, 2014
Joyce, one Mom to another my heartfelt thoughts are with you and yours.
Dianne Brousseau (Moore)
April 3, 2014
Dear Mary and The Brennan Family,

Please accept our deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grief. May your fond memories bring you comfort in the days ahead; and may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God Bless you all...
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent A. Palka, III
April 3, 2014
John, Joyce and Mary

My deepest sympathy.
Elaine (Giannini) Wallor
April 3, 2014
John & Joyce We have shared so many ups and downs together over the years. I share your sadness in my heart with you and prayer for you and your family and look forward to spending quiet time with both of you in the very near future.
Bob Paci
April 3, 2014
To The Brennan Family,

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. May your hearts find peace and comfort in the days ahead. God Bless you all.
Tammy Palka
April 3, 2014
i was saddened to learn of John's passing. I remember when we attended PC together, John was always pleasant and friendly. i was particularly struck on the day John came down to R.I. to attend a funeral mass for the father of a mutual friend. Although our personalities were different, I had come to realize that John was a man of high character when it came to loyalty to people he cared about. in short, he was a fine man. To his family and close friends, I extend my heartfelt condolences on his passing.
Frank DiBiase
April 3, 2014
Dear Joyce, John and Family, I send my sincere sympathy on the passing of John. May he rest in peace. Be assured of my prayers. God Bless, AnneMarie Toole, Lincoln, RI
AnneMarie Toole
April 3, 2014
Dear John, Joyce and family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your son. May he rest in peace.
Raymond & Ann Marie Reynolds
April 3, 2014
Natasha,Mr& Mrs.Brennan
The sympathy in my heart for the family is much greater then the words I'm able to express, John was not only my best friend he was my brother. as much as we all will miss John we wil keep the rememberance of his great smile and the wonderful person John was.
Ellie & I keep you in our prayers and know that the Lord will guide you through this Sorrowful Time.
God Bless
Leo and Ellie Rossi
April 3, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ray & Joan Selwyn
April 3, 2014
Just so heartbroken to here of this great loss to your whole family ,May you all feel Gods loving arms around you.I remember meeting John in 91, John was so filled with life and always smiling!My prayer for you is ,may every thought be Happy ones and may every story told help heal your hearts.God Bless You RIP until we all meet again
Joanmarie ONeill-Almond
April 3, 2014
So terribly sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family much love, light and peace during this difficult time.
Patty (Pie) Calabrese
April 3, 2014
My sincere sympathy to you.May God give you strength.He give us a wonderful promise to look forward to at John 5;28,19.
scott
April 3, 2014
John and Joyce ,Words cannot express how sad we are . God Bless Jim and Judy Prior
April 3, 2014
Natassha and Briell... Sending lots of love to you and prayers during this difficult time. John was such a wonderful husband and father. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Pattie and Steven Anderson
April 3, 2014
My life, my love, shine over us you beautiful soul, we will miss you forever , we love you a daddy

Your wife Natassha & baby Briell oxox
Natassha Brennan
April 3, 2014
Dear John, Joyce and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you in your loss. John is at peace, and his Spirit will be with you always. Take comfort in the joy that he was. xxoo
Joe and Jan Hendron
April 3, 2014
My life, my love, shine over us you beautiful soul, we will miss you forever , we love you a daddy

Your wife Natassha & baby Briell oxox
Natassha Brennan
April 3, 2014
My love, May you shine that the brightest diamond and sparkle over me, I love you then,now and forever and a day
Your wife, Natassha xoxo
Natassha Brennan
April 2, 2014
So very sad....I have known John mostly all my life. My heart goes out to all his family and those who loved him. Norm Gomes and wife Angela
Norman Gomes
April 2, 2014
DearJohn, Joyce and family,
May happy memories sustain you through the difficult days ahead.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gail and Terry Farrell
April 2, 2014
John, Joyce and family,
Our sincere thoughts and sympathy go out to you-
May happy memories sustain you all,
Gail and Terry Farrell
April 2, 2014
John, Joyce and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Stephen and Adele Farrell
Stephen Farrell
April 2, 2014
Natasha and Briell,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong for one another.
Janet Ward
April 2, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathy to Joyce and John at this sorrowful time.
Mike and Ann-Marie Amoroso
April 2, 2014
Natassha and Briell,

My deepest sympathy to both of you during this very sorrowful time. My thoughts are with you always.
Janine Arria
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