Barbara Ann Brennan
Barbara Ann (Primeau) Brennan, 86, a lifelong resident of Nashua, died Thursday, November 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 17, 1933 in Nashua, daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (O’Hearn) Primeau. Barbara was also predeceased by her husband David Brennan as well as by her daughter, Cheryl Giguere.
Children are the bridge to heaven. Our mother was truly the matriarch of the family, she opened her heart and home to everyone. She sacrificed her own personal opportunities in life to provide to her family to go forward and reach for their dreams and goals, while all along supporting each one of them without expectations in return. Our mothers devotion and dedication to the unity of the family was and never will be forgotten, as she was and is the glue that held us all together.
Our Mothers Passions in life were Flower gardening, crocheting,knitting and music (especially Elvis Presley). She enjoyed seeing other people smile, and without hesitation did everything she could to bring joy to others. Her smile was infectious to all that were lucky enough to meet her, spend time with her or even having a brief contact with her. She loved the Holiday seasons and on Christmas, she made sure everyone, including our surrounding neighbors and extended friends were included in the joy, providing gifts to everyone even when her own financial position was rough.
Our Mother was a very religious person who taught us all the value of love, caring and forgiveness, as she believed deeply in God. Our mother really enjoyed her daily phone calls with each of her daughters, because she truly cared about their well being in all aspects. Some additional things our mother liked to do were going to Rolands with our Dad on Friday nights for dinner and occasionally her children or friends would show up and she would always invite all of them to have a seat and join them. She also loved to feed her favorite backyard squirrels, chipmunks and the many birds that would pass through her yard.
Friends and neighbors always enjoyed hanging out with Mrs. B. as she was called by the many that passed through the years of her life, and fondly remember she would always make sure they had a full belly before they left. Our mother especially enjoyed her Summer vacations spent with the family, her favorite was the beach and secondly was the mountains. Even on those vacations, she would always invite extended family (usually,it was some of her childrens friends that she wanted to let them enjoy) .
We will always remember the rides to Locks Ice Cream in Hollis NH. the numerous road trips to the Beach, Mountains or sometimes just for a ride, in a packed car loaded with her precious cargo (her children) and her always smiling, as she was as equally proud of each of us and we know how lucky we were.
Mom was a true Patriots and Red Sox fan, watching games with us and cheering on. She was very Patriotic, believed strongly how great this country is and respected the Veterans who served. She will be sadly missed, but her teaching of what it meant to be a family and her love will always stay within each of us, and we will keep that alive forever as it is passed along the generations.
Although our mothers journey on this earth is complete, she will now join the angels, the love of her life her husband David Allan and the Lord.
Our sincere thanks to Home Health & Hospice in Merrimack NH, and nurse Wendy for the compassion, understanding, personality and the dignity she provided our mother through her courageous fight until God called for her to come home.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Home Health Hospice or the Alzheimers foundation.
Her loving family includes 14 children; Michael Brennan and his wife Alice of Lincoln, NH, Deborah Michaud and her husband Thomas of Nashua, Karen Mavrikis and her husband Donald of Nashua, Lynn Ruggles and her husband Timothy of Nashua, Kim Brennan and her significant other Henry White of Londonderry, Daniel Brennan of Nashua, Laurie Teetzel of York, ME, Thomas Brennan of Nashua, Patricia Gardenour and her husband Thomas of Nashua, David Brennan and his significant other Patricia Gagne of Clarksville, NH, Judith Lemay and her significant other Richard Pitzl of Nashua, Scott Brennan of Nashua, Steven Brennan of Nashua, Paula Brennan and her significant other Jerry Davis of Hudson, as well as 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday November 12th from 4-8pm in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following morning beginning at 10am in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W. Hollis St., Nashua with burial taking place immediately following in the St. Patrick’s, Hudson.