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James William Brennan  
(Age 85)  

Of Stephenson, VA, died Monday, September 18, 2017, at his home. Mr. Brennan was born November 13, 1931 in Waterbury, CT, son of the late James William Brennan and Dorothy McLean Brennan. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School. He was a civil servant with the Department of Commerce and served for a number of years as General Counsel to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as Director of the U. S. Fisheries Service. He was active in the St. Bridget's Men's Club and enjoyed gardening as a master gardener. He married Dorothy Elizabeth McCarthy Brennan on April 21, 1956 in Tupper Lake, New York.
Surviving with his wife are daughters, Kathleen Dorothy Brennan of Germany, Mary Elizabeth Brennan of Seattle, WA, and Jennifer Brennan Perkins of Asheville, NC; sons, William Dennis Brennan of Ashburn, VA, James William Brennan of Baltimore, MD, and Michael McCarthy Brennan of Chantilly, VA; sister, Therese Siemiatkoski of Torrington, CT; and five grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Bridget's of Ireland Catholic Church, Berryville, VA with Rev. Stanley J. Krempa officiating. Burial will follow in Cool Spring Natural Cemetery, Berryville. To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit:

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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2017