Brendan Gregory Grainger
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery
7777 West 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO

G rainger, Brendan Gregory of Lakewood, CO, formerly of Florissant, MO, died unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. He was born in 1975 to Robert and Kathleen Grainger and was an agent of the Internal Revenue Service both in Denver and San Francisco. Brendan, 34, a graduate of the University of Kansas in accounting and business administration, was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Mavourneen Grainger (nee Harris). He is survived by his father, Robert and wife, Therese of Phippsburg, ME; brothers, Matthew of Kansas City, MO and Andrew and wife, Beth of Columbus, OH; sisters, Maureen and Kathryn of Denver; aunts, Eleanor (Sr. Consuelo) and Patricia Lotker and husband, Steve; uncles, William Grainger and Tom Harris and wife, Joanne; niece and nephew, Elise and Evan Grainger and cousins, Ruth Chandler, Elaine Dudevoir, Mark Lozier, Carol Coverdale, John Lozier, and David Lozier. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 25, 10-12 noon at Olinger Crown Hill Pavilion, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO. Burial will be TBD at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Florissant, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions to DABC would be appreciated. Brendan was an avid sports fan and was looking forward to visiting Phippsburg, Maine this week, attending a Boston Red Sox game, and cooking lobster near the beach. He will be dearly missed.

Published by Denver Post on Jul. 24, 2009.
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Although I don't think I've seen Brendan since our graduation from grade school, I've never forgotten him. I was very sad to get the email about his passing from another classmate of ours. My thoughts and prayers are with Brendan and his family at this time of great loss!
Ed Spinaio
August 10, 2009
Words bow in humility for their inability to express the heartfelt love that abounds for Brendan. His life was but a glimpse in the eye of eternity, but our lives have been changed by him forever.

To his dear family: I know that you were all in close contact with Brendan and had been a big part of his life...even up to the day before he passed. I am so grateful that you were there for him and for each other. Although my heart breaks for losing a very dear friend, I am comforted in knowing Brendan's life was happy and complete because of you. You are a great family, and families are forever.
Dan Brundige
August 2, 2009
Brendan and I spent endless nights watching, discussing, and debating sports for many years. The debating was primarily due to the KU/MU rilvary. He was always on the wrong side of the fence during those arguments :-) but I enjoyed every debate we had. He was a great sports enthusiast and that is what brought Brendan and I close. We did two Vegas trips together, one Fresno trip, and we hung out in San Fran at his first apartment in 2003. We always had fun together. My wife Debbie and I will miss him dearly. Unfortunately, I had not spoken to "B" (as we called him) in about 4 years. I called him the week we moved to CA to inform him that we now lived in the same state and he shocked me by saying he just moved to Denver the same week. B was a great guy! Very friendly and very dedicated to his work and family. I will miss him dearly.
Bill Payton
July 27, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about Brendan. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Molly (Conlin) LaRue
Molly LaRue
July 27, 2009
Brendan was just a great person, my prayers go out to the Grainger family.

I will never forget playing sports together at St. Angela Merici.
John Noonan
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. Grainger and the rest of the Grainger Family.

Spent many a day playing Titanic in the basement or Croquet all around the neighborhood or looking for golf balls in the creek...
Matt Heiligenstein
July 26, 2009
I just heard of Brendan's death. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fr. Tom Kirchhoefer
July 25, 2009
Maureen, my sympathy and prayers for you and your family as you grieve the loss of Bendan. May the prayers and support of family and friends bring a bit of light in this time of darkness.
Julie (Modde) Hill
July 24, 2009
Brendan was a very kind, generous, gentle and fiercely loyal person. I was fortunate to become friends with him when he moved to San Francisco. We remained in touch even once he moved. He was a great friend and he will be deeply missed. He was cherished and much loved. His family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Vivienne Antal
July 24, 2009
Brendan always had kind words. He was quiet, and patient, and fiercely loyal, and solidly supportive. He was a great friend and he will be deeply missed. I hope his family will take comfort in knowing how fondly he will be remembered and how much he was loved.

"For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:6-7
Hilary Brown
July 24, 2009
The Grainger family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and will pray that you all find strength in each other to make it through this. Sending love and prayers from St. Louis.
Sara Koeper
July 24, 2009
Although I only worked with Brendan for a brief time his presence will be very much missed in our group. My deep condolenses to his family.
Mary Lippi
July 24, 2009
To Brendan in your new life beyond:

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand
July 24, 2009
Maureen and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm deeply sorry for your loss and wish I could be there in person to support you.
Shelley Hadley
July 24, 2009
Maureen, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie Hercules
July 24, 2009
Brendan and I grew up together and shared an apartment soon after college, spending many evenings hanging out with friends and watching Cardinals and Blues games. Brendan will always be treasured for his unique friendship, his kindness, and sense of humor and will sorely be missed. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike Russ
July 24, 2009
Brendan was a truly special person who cared a great deal about others. He was an outstanding co-worker and a great friend. His contributions to the low-income community of Denver through his volunteer work at the Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC) were immense. He will be missed by volunteers and the community he provided service to a great deal. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort in these most difficult times.
Ben Hodges
July 24, 2009
I am still in such shock over the loss of Brendan. I have so many great memories of my childhood and most of them involve him. The Easter Egg hunts, games of Capture the Flag, sledding on the golf course, riding our bikes from morning until night during the summer... All of the Graingers' are very special to me and Brendan will be greatly missed. I am so sorry.
Amy (Alber) DiLorenzo
July 24, 2009
Brendan was a great guy. I enjoyed his sense of humor at KU. After our graduation we stayed in touch and I always looked forward to visitng with him, especially about sports. I was honored he was in my wedding. He will me missed.
Ben White
July 24, 2009
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