Paul was born in Mattapan, MA on August 1, 1942; he was the cherished son of the late William J. and Agnes (Lynch) Brennan. Paul was raised in South Boston, MA and was a graduate of South Boston High School. In later years, Paul went on to further his education at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown.
Paul married his “best friend” Patricia Bertolucci in 1964; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1967 where they raised three wonderful children; Paul, Maureen, and Kevin. Family was first and foremost to Paul, he was not only a devoted husband and father but an “awesome” Papa to his seven grandchildren. Paul enjoyed being with his family no matter what the occasion may be; whether it was their many vacations, holidays, sporting events, or working together, he always made every event special and fun.
Paul coached his son in Wilmington Youth Hockey; he enjoyed teaching the kids and watching them have a great time on the ice.
Paul was a 4th Degree member of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Fr. Croke Council and over many years he enjoyed bartending and socializing with his fellow Knights.
Paul was a very hard worker, for many years he was the co-owner of Swanton Street Deli in Winchester also fondly known as “Carl’s” which was a family business. Paul then co-founded J & B Catering which was a successful catering company in Wilmington as well as the surrounding towns. Paul’s work ethic and great personality always made him a success. Following his retirement, Paul enjoyed working for the Ogunquit Trolley in Maine where his charm and personality made him a great asset to the company.
Paul was known as an AVID Boston sports fan; he took in countless Patriot’s, Red Sox, and Bruins games over the years.
Paul will be fondly remembered for his good sense of humor and quick wit; he was a very positive and optimistic guy who would do anything for anyone. Paul loved his family and friends unconditionally and he will be greatly missed.
Paul was the beloved husband of Patricia (Bertolucci) Brennan, devoted father of Paul W. Brennan and his wife Jackie of New York City, Maureen C. Allen and her husband Jeff of Billerica, and Kevin J. Brennan of Wilmington, loving “Papa” of Emma, Jade, Abbie, Morgan, Maddy, John Paul, and Charlotte, cherished son of the late William and Agnes (Lynch) Brennan, dear brother of Bill Brennan of Alabama and Agnes Zampino of New Jersey. Paul is also survived by his God Children as well as many special nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, October 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass to Celebrate his life in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 3rd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be made to the Floating Hospital for Children, Child Life Fund, 800 Washington St. Box 231, Boston, MA 02111 or a charity of your choice.