James Brennan

Jim Brennan

Monday, March 17th, 1930 Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Jim Brennan

SEYMOUR CT-James “Jim” P. Brennan, age 89 of Seymour, beloved husband of the late Violet (Lord) Brennan, entered peaceful rest on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Derby on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 1930) Jim was extremely proud of his Irish heritage. A son of the late James F. and Margaret (Shea) Brennan, Jim was a proud veteran of the US Airforce serving in Korea. He was a founding member of the Great Hill Hose Co. eventually attaining the rank of captain and later became chief of the Seymour Fire Dept. Jim also was instrumental in starting the Seymour Ambulance Corps and Valley Transit. He loved traveling and working on the family farm, but mostly spending time with his family, especially his grandson.

Survivors include his son, Jamie Brennan of Seymour; sister, Barbara Murzin of Shelton; grandson, Robbie Leary; son-in-law Rob Leary, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Jim was predeceased by his daughter, Trish Leary; brother, Daniel Brennan and sister, Margaret Parmelee.

Services will take place in the Ralph Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St. Seymour, CT 06483 from 9:15am to 10:15am on Friday, November 8, 2019 and at 11am in Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Parish (St. Mary's Church) 212 Elizabeth St. Derby CT for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 |
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Mary Church
    212 Elizabeth St.
    Derby, CT
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    Rev. Christopher Tiano

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Virginia Costigan gan

My sympathy to the family,
I met Jim when we both attended daily mass at St. Mary's church in Derby. We might have a chat after mass. It seems that my dear late husband's mom was Alice Shea, a cousin to Jim's mom.!!!!!! A small world. I am sorry I will not be able to spend Him's funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Jim rest in peace.
Virginia C. Costigan
Comment | Posted at 05:37pm via Condolence


Dear Jamie,

So, so sad to hear this news. You have had a very hard year of it. You are a good man, and this too shall pass over time

I fondly remember your dad from The Seymour Ambulance in its beginning.

Please know my prayers are with you!

All my best,

Randy Stone
Balance Rock Farm
Comment | Posted at 11:16am via Condolence

Diane Leary

Jamie, Rob and Robbie,
I'm so sorry for this additional loss. you all are in my prayers and thoughts. Jim was a great guy. I loved our conversations at family gatherings. RIP
Diane Leary
Comment | Posted at 02:46pm via Condolence

Rosalie Averill

Jamie—-what can I say?? I extend my deepest was such a devoted husband and father.... may you find comfort in knowing a part of him lives on in you.😢Rosalie
Comment | Posted at 06:30pm via Condolence

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