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“My sister Joanne and I and my husband Joe Cotton were sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I will remember both George and Ruth as such wonderful,...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Madeline Lannin-Cotton - Hull, MA

“I was sad to hear of your mom´s passing, my condolences to you all. Mrs. Brennan was such a sweetheart with a beautiful smile and always so kind,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Claire Kolf O´Neil

“We're so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This has been a very difficult time to...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sherre and Ron Baker

“My beautiful Aunt Ruth was always a kind and caring presence in my early life. Aunt Ruth´s home was a welcoming place. With a house full of...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Germano

“Aunt Ruth was such a big part of my childhood. Whenever I'd visit her after school she'd always welcome me with a big smile and possibly a just-baked...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Barnes Taylor

“My aunt Ruth to me was a loving and kind presence. I remember her from early childhood how warm and positive and accepted she made everyone feel. ...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin O'Connell

“Aunt Ruth,I have such fond memories as a child, a young man, and a father of summers on the Cape, winters by the Arboretum, and your beautiful voice...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Steve O'Connell - Fairfield, CT

“The thoughts and prayers of the Walshes and Connolly's are with you. We will always remember Mrs Brennan. She was an amazing woman. One of a kind. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Walsh - West Roxbury, MA

“Missing you and thinking of you always! ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Heather O. - Family

“Our beautiful Aunt Ruth, a classic Irish beauty with the voice of an angel. She could instantly control a room full of rowdy kids with just a look....Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gail Hogan Roberts

“I remember Mrs Brennan from Mendum St. She was a lovely lady who always made me feel welcome when I visited. Sending my condolences ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Abbisso Keaney

“My aunt Ruth, my godmother, so many happy memories with her. Her singing Danny Boy on Christmas Eve, staying up all night with me when I was sick at...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Maria O'Sullivan - Norwood, MA

“Hoping Patty and her family can take some comfort with all the wonderful memories of your amazing mother. She had a wonderful life, but it's never...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Patty and tom Bray - ROSLINDALE, MA

“Dear Janice & Family,The Staff & Students at the Boston Higashi School send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. May you...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Boston Higashi School - Randolph, MA

“Unfortunately, I only met Ruthie once at the Family Christmas Eve Party. I loved her immediately and will sorely miss chatting with her. She was a...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ingrid Phenix - East Wakefield, NH


Ruth (Connington) Brennan of Westwood, age 99, December 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late George J. Brennan Jr. Loving mother of Catherine Judith and John Barry of Marshfield, George and Susan Brennan of Estero, FL; Denise and Richard Coyle of Medway, Janice and William Oliver of Braintree, Patricia and Roger Poulin of West Roxbury and Susan and Robert McIntyre of Westwood. Devoted sister of the late Irene Gallagher, Helen Fox, James Connington, and Paul Connington. Cherished grandmother of twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a volunteer for the U S Army Air Corps during WWII, she spent many years actively involved in many rolls at Bay State College. Ruth was a great performer and singer especially Irish music and enjoyed her many winters in Florida with George. Ruth's family would like to thank Sandy, Mavis and the Conlin Agency for their devoted and compassionate care of Ruth over the past years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Margaret Mary Church 845 High St. (Route 109) Westwood, on Friday, December 10, at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the church on Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:00am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruth's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org