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Austin Daniel “Sonny” Brennan

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Of Malden. Austin Daniel Brennan was the first son of Mr. Austin W. Brennan and Mrs. Margaret (Murphy) Brennan of County Clare, Ireland who settled in Cambridge, MA. Husband to Alice Catherine (Hubbard) Brennan of Somerville, MA who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Kevin W. Brennan and his wife Mary Brennan of Wilmington, MA and his four children; Thomas A. Brennan of Stoneham, MA; Kevin S. Brennan and his wife Pamela J. (Clark) Brennan of Fairfax, VA; Christopher J. Brennan and his wife Lauri (Haley) Brennan of Wakefield, MA and his daughter Rosemary P. (Brennan) Christopher and her husband Michael Christopher of Malden, MA.
He is survived by his brothers in law; Mr. Thomas W. Hubbard and his wife Patricia Hubbard of Marshfield, MA and Mr. John P. Hubbard and his wife Celine Hubbard of Stoneham, MA and was preceded in death by his sisters in law Anne Hubbard of Medford, MA. and Mrs. Rosemary (Hubbard) Anderson of Melrose, MA. Austin has four grandchildren; Austin C. Brennan and Cameron N. Brennan of Fairfax, VA; Lucas A. Brennan of East Falls Church, VA and Mrs. Danielle N. (Brennan) Mitchell of Sterling, VA.
He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Cambridge and Bentely College where he majored in accounting. A veteran of the Korean War, he was assigned to one of the U.S. Army’s Light Artillery Brigades, earning the National Defense Service Medal and other various campaign awards. He worked for 30 years at Harvard University, working his way up from an accountant in the Comptroller Dept. to being the Director of the Harvard Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. He was a member of the Irish American and American Legion clubs in Malden, MA, leader of a local Boy Scout troop and a member of the Saint Vincent DePaul society, as well as a member in several informal social clubs at Harvard and one special club with his neighbors in Malden. He was a staunch and loyal fan of all four of the Boston professional sports teams and enjoyed watching Notre Dame football games. He also enjoyed taking his children to many Harvard football and hockey games as well as Red Sox games.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Friday, January 5th at 9 AM followed by his Funeral Mass celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10 AM. Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Thursday. Family members ask for donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Giving@CareDimensions.org

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