Of Saugus. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2023, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69. She was predeceased by her husband Robert J. Brenna Jr. with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Saugus and raised in Lynn, she was the youngest daughter of the late Earle R. and Katherine I. (Redden) Crowell’s seven children. After she graduated from Lynn Classical High School and Burdett Business College, Patricia, a talented florist, opened Balloonatics in Cliftondale Square in Saugus which operated for over 40 years until her retirement. Her beloved Balloonatics family Rachel LaBonte and Charlie Millard continue to keep the parties going and the balloons afloat.
Patricia is survived by her five children: Kristin Brenna and her husband Ben DeLong of Beverly, Carolyn Limbrunner and her husband Jim of Newton, Candice Cori and her husband James of Connecticut, Katherine Brenna and Lauren Uttaro of Waltham, and Robert J. Brenna III & Kelly Foley of Lynn; and six grandchildren. Patricia also leaves her dear sisters Vida Colby of Virginia, Loretta Clemens of Lynn, Katherine Grasso and her husband Frank of Swampscott, Gail Smagula and her husband Ray of Hooksett, NH. She was predeceased by her brother Earle Crowell and sister Carol Graham. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, friends and their families.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Patricia’s life by gathering for visiting hours at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus, on Friday November 10 from 4- 7 p.m. A funeral service to be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 164 Winter Street, Saugus. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @stjude.org.