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Patrick J. Brennan, 65, Basketball Coach

Patrick Brennan passed away at the age of 65.

Patrick J. Brennan, 65, a resident of Easton for the past 18 years, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was the husband of Paula (Maneikis) Brennan for 25 years.

Born in Southington, CT. on November 29, 1948, a son of the late Jack and Muriel (Cooper) Brennan, he was raised in Meriden, CT. and was a graduate of Cheshire Academy. He continued his undergraduate and graduate studies at Springfield College earning a Master's degree in Education.

Patrick was employed for over 30 years as a Guidance Counselor at Brockton High School. He was the former head coach of the Brockton High School Girls Basketball Team coaching them to the 2001 Championship and also served as the head coach of the Brockton High School Girls Cross Country and was the assistant Brockton High School Track coach.

After his retirement from Brockton High School, Patrick became the assistant coach of the Stonehill College Women's Basketball team and was currently serving as the assistant varsity coach of the Oliver Ames Boy's Basketball team.

He loved coaching his own children's travel and AAU Basketball teams as well as Easton Little League Baseball when they were younger.

Patrick was recently appointed to the 150 Club of the Easton YMCA.

He was a member of both the National Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

In addition to his wife Paula, he is survived by six children, Michael Brennan of Easton, Allison Brennan of Easton, Kathryn Brennan of Easton, Sean Brennan of Easton, P.J. Brennan and his wife Jennifer of Newport Beach, CA. and Terry Brennanof Sleepy Hollow, NY; a sister, Jackie Dwyer and her husband Mike of CT.; his mother-in-law, Bertha Maneikis of Easton; three grandchildren, Jackson, Mason and Kelsey of CA.; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patrick's memory may be made to the Brennan Kid's College Fund, c/o Fidelity Investment U Fund Brennan Family, 25 Ridgewood Road, Easton, MA. 02375. Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For directions or condolences visitwww.kanefuneralhome.com

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