Shrewsbury – Mary A. “May” (Whalen) Brennan, 97, of Shrewsbury, died Monday in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence after an illness. She was the wife of the late John J. Brennan, who predeceased her in 1981, after 61 years together.
She is survived by her three sons. John J. Brennan and his wife Janie of Spencer, Neil P. Brennan and his wife Patti of Cape Cod, and William P. Brennan of Shrewsbury, and four grandchildren, Jeanne Krawetzky of Coventry CT, Tracy Hogan of Clemmons, NC, Kevin Brennan of Worcester, and Todd Brennan of Racine WI.
She moved to Shrewsbury in 1950, and was a graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester.
Mrs. Brennan worked for many years at the Lincoln Street branch of the Worcester Girls Club, and their camp in Holden, and later at the Ward Hill ski area, and as a Precinct Worker for the Shrewsbury town elections.
She was a member of the Shrewsbury Women's Club and the Daughters of Isabella Adelphi Circle 1089, and was an original alumnus of the Worcester Girls Club. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Shrewsbury and a former member of its Women's League, the Colonial Chapter of the A.A.R.P of Shrewsbury, a member of the Busy Hands Knitting Group, and was an active volunteer for the Shrewsbury Senior Center.
Mary spent summers in Dennisport, Cape Cod. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and solving crossword puzzles.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the John J. Brennan Scholarship Fund, in care of the Knights of Columbus Adelphi Council, 206 S. Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.