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Paul E. Brennan, Sr.
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Obituary for Paul E. Brennan, Sr.

Portland - Paul Eugene Brennan, Sr., 82, died on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home. Paul was born in Queen Anne's Hospital, Portland, ME, the son of the late John J. and Catherine J. (Mulkern) Brennan. Paul attended local schools, graduating from Cheverus High School, class of 1955.

Paul Brennan retired from J. J. Nissen Baking Company after over 40 years of service and was a proud member of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. Paul was also proud of his Munjoy Hill roots and delighted in taking his children and grandchildren on historical tours of the area as well as taking his brother Francis on rides to the promenade. Paul loved his family above all and we will miss him.

Paul was predeceased by John J. Brennan, James J. Brennan, and Kathleen T. Brennan.

Paul is survived by his children and their families: Bridget A. Brennan and husband Paul H. Liang and their children Daniel P. Liang and Lily A. Liang of Newark, DE; Theresa E. Geissler and husband David R. Geissler and their children Robert L. Geissler, Kevin E. Geissler, Trevor B. Geissler and Lexi E. Geissler of Herndon, VA; Barbara C. Brennan and her children Gabrielle A. Gochie, Andrew J. Gochie and Marisa J. Gochie of Standish, ME; Paul E. Brennan Jr., and his children Taryn E. Brennan, Bethany M. Brennan, Kristina L. Brennan, Stephen M. Brennan, Caitlyn L. Burnham, and the mother of Paul Jr.'s children Kitte Brennan.

Paul is also survived by four siblings, Mary B. Toker, Francis P. Brennan, Joseph E. Brennan, and Sr. Barbara Ann Brennan, by the mother of his four children, Mary A. Brennan; three great grandchildren, Jaedyn, Jameson, Jordan; and by many extended family members from his large and loving family.

Visiting hours celebrating Paul's life will be held from 3:00pm-6:00pm, on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home,172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home at 10:15AM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, followed by an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church 673 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Paul's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.conroytullywalker. com

Flowers may be sent to the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to St. Brigid Catholic School at, or to Dysautonomia International at

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Visiting Hours




3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - Portland Chapel

172 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church

673 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

1461 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106


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