Thomas James Brennan
1963 - 2020
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Thomas James Brennan
"Tommy"
Thomas James "Tommy" Brennan passed away at home on Wednesday evening,November 4, 2020, the victim of brain cancer. He was born to Janet Catherine and William J. "Bill" Brennan on April 9, 1963, at what was then Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City. Tom attended Cosgriff School until the family moved to Connecticut. He attended Ridgefield Elementary where he was active in Connecticut Little League football and baseball.
In 1976, he returned with his family to Salt Lake where he was graduated from Judge Memorial High School. Tom attended most universities and colleges in Utah, except the one south of Salt Lake.
Tom's first employment was with the Newspaper Agency Corporation (NAC) but his fascination with outdoor sports led to employment with Park City Ski Resort and later with Deer Valley Resort where Tom spent 30 years as lift operator, supervisor, and mountain host. Tom's large collection of trophies, jackets and citations attest to his contribution to customers, staff and management of the resort.
Tom is survived by his parents, Bill and Janet Brennan. He is preceded by two brothers, Richard William, who died in infancy, and Daniel Gerard, who retired after 30 years service aboard Coast Guard Cutters and as Vessel Traffic Controller for the Coast Guard in San Francisco Bay. At the time of their deaths, both sons were 57 years old.
The Brennan's extend their sincere thanks to John Takapu, the registered nurse who provided constant, 24-hour care for Tom during his final days.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 10th, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane (5000 South) with the Rev. David Van Massenhove officiating. Committal at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2020.
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November 15, 2020
Dear Janet and Bill,
We are remembering Tommy and his tight little group of friends at Cosgriff and Judge, our son included. They were a fun bunch of kids and like a band of brothers. The sorrow of losing a child is beyond words. Know that you are in our Prayers at this time, and that we believe he is now reunited with his brothers, in the Most Loving Presence of Our Lord.
Ruben and Mary Ann Jimenez Family
MaryAnn Jimenez
Friend
November 11, 2020
Bill and Janet, I’m so sorry for your loss! I loved Tommy like he was another brother. My kids adored him. Felicia, Megan and Cameron called him uncle Tommy. He had a special bond with them that’s hard to replicate. He was part of my family. My brothers welcomed him as one of their own. My dad loved Tommy like a son! Maybe my dad will see him in heaven and give him a huge hug. Tommy will be missed dearly. I pray you can find peace. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Jenny Culligan
Jenny Culligan
November 11, 2020
Bill and Janet I am so very sorry for your loss. Tommy was another brother to me. He was a favorite uncle to my kids. Megan had a special bond with him that is hard to describe. Felicia and Cameron adored him. My brothers and sisters send there condolences. He was part of my family. My dad loved him like a son. Maybe he will be able to see him in heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you can find peace!
Jenny Culligan
Friend
November 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest in peace old friend.
See you on the other side.
Curtis Doubek
Friend
November 10, 2020
My heart is heavy with the news of Tom’s passing. He and I were good friends at Judge. He will be missed! Peace and love to Tommy’s family and friends. My sincerest condolences.
Virginia DeVore
Friend
November 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Love Bridget and George.
Bridget and George Matus
Friend
November 8, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Brennan. My sincere condolences. Tommy was my dear friend from Judge Memorial. Kindest, sweetest soul. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon you.
Jennifer Williams
Friend
November 8, 2020
Rest in peace and may perpetual shine upon you. Prayers for his family and friends.
Angelita Florez
Friend
November 8, 2020
I remember Tom and my brother, Chuck, spending wonderful teenage times growing up together. Bill and Janet were also great friends with my parents. I have lost my brother and my parents. So, I feel your pain yet comfort that Tommy and Danny are in the "golden paradise"/heaven together doing what they enjoy. Probably, Chuck is with them too along with Charlie & Rita like old times in CT. Its so hard to lose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go thru these difficult times. Gods Peace.
Stan Bowers
Friend
November 8, 2020
I remember Tom and my brother, Chuck, spending wonderful teenage times growing up together. Bill and Janet were also great friends with my parents. I have lost my brother and my parents. So, I feel your pain yet comfort that Tommy and Danny are in the "golden paradise"/heaven together doing what they enjoy. Probably, Chuck is with them too along with Charlie & Rita like old times in CT. Its so hard to lose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go thru these difficult times. Gods Peace. Stan Bowers
Stan Bowers
Friend
November 7, 2020
My prayerful sympathies to Bill and Janet and all the Brennan family at this sad time of Tom's death.
Father David Whalen OSFS
Teacher
November 7, 2020
My heart goes out to your family. Tommy and I were good friends in high school and I also worked at the newspaper. What a great guy, he will be missed.
Julie Kaschmitter Krueger
Friend
November 7, 2020
Oh man this stings. Tommy and I were the best of friends, and probably caused our parents more heartburn than they deserved. I saw Tommy less after I got married and had kids, but we had a great visit about a while back. I had tried to reach him this summer and was unsuccessful. Mr and Mrs Brennan, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. Thank you for the role you played in my life as Tommy's friend.
Chris McDonald
Friend
November 7, 2020
A good guy...Loved having fun...May he rest in Peace...My Condolences to the Brennan Family...
Everett G Amador
Friend
November 7, 2020
May fond memories of your son, his life and his love for you comfort you in the days and years ahead. So sorry for the losses you have endured.
Dee Young
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