Brother Brendan Brennan, FMS, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools for 64 years, died on October 19, 2020 at Morningside Nursing Home in the Bronx, NY. He was 84 years old.
Br. Brendan was born in Bronx, NY. He attended St. Anne’s Academy in New York City. He became a postulant with the Marist Brothers in 1955 and entered the Marist Brothers Novitiate at Poughkeepsie, NY in 1956. He professed first vows in 1957. After completing his religious and academic studies at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, he began his ministry serving as a teacher at Mount St. Michael Academy in Bronx, NY from 1960 – 62. He also served as a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie, NY (1962-65), Mount St. Michael Academy in Bronx, NY (65-72), Lincoln Hall, Lincolnville, NY (72-74), Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, MA (74-85), Marist High School in Eugene, OR (1985-92), and Marist High School in Chicago (1992-11).
He professed his final vows in 1962. He also earned a Masters degrees in Religious Studies from Fordham University in 1969. Br.Brendan retired to the Marist Brothers Monastery community in Chicago in 2011, where he remained until 2018, when he moved for medical reasons to Champagnat Hall in Bronx, NY.