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Paul M. Brennan

April 10, 1956 — September 20, 2021

Paul M. Brennan passed away suddenly on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Beth Israel Hospital, at the age of 65.

Paul was born April 10th, 1956 in Boston, MA to the late Arthur and Jane Ann “Jean” (Stewart) Brennan. He was one of 6 children. Paul attended Walpole High School and later went to Prep School in New Jersey on a football scholarship. Paul was known around Walpole for his passion on the football field and could be seen wearing #73 on the O-line and D-line. Paul’s stubbornness is what made him such a great football player. Even with his leg in a cast the day of a big game, Paul took it upon himself to soak his cast, rip it off, and to everyone’s amazement walk on the field and play.

Paul fell in love and married at the age of 23 and had Irish twins; Jimmy and Kristal. He later moved to Candia, NH and could be seen coaching his children’s sports teams. He worked for the City of Nashua and retired in 2018 after over 25 years.

Paul enjoyed the simple things in life but he will always be remembered for his big heart and willingness to help others. It didn’t matter if you were a family member, friend, or stranger, he was always there for anyone in need of assistance. Paul always had the unique ability to make those around him feel comfortable, making it easy to just be yourself. If you asked him what his greatest accomplishment was, he would say it wasn’t his football legacy or his career, it was being a father. He would do anything for Jimmy and Kristal.

Paul’s interactions with others were always characterized by integrity and kindness. He will be remembered for his quick wit, kind heart, compassion, and selfless ways. He was loved by all and for those who were lucky enough to know him, they are guaranteed to have several memorable stories.

Paul is survived by his son James P. Brennan and wife Kimberly Fanelli of Manchester, NH, his daughter Kristal and her husband Adam Diorio, their two children Tucker and Taya Diorio of Auburn, NH, his brother Robert Brennan and his wife Sue, of Maine, his sister Jane Anne Sullivan of Quincy, MA, his brother Leo Brennan and his wife, Wendy of East Walpole, MA and his former wife of 21 years Maureen Brennan of Allenstown, NH. He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Jane Ann "Jean" (Stewart) Brennan, his brother Arthur Brennan, and his brother Stewart Brennan.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 PM at James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole, MA.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in his memory be made to the Hearing Loss Association of America.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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