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Frances M. Brennan

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, 77
 Frances M. (Donahue) Brennan, 77, of Bedford, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday evening, February 9th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was the beloved wife of the late George F. Brennan who died June 27, 1999.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Charles H. and the late Victorine M. (Clowrey) Donahue, she attended the Sacred Heart School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1956. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell State Teachers’ College attaining both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in education.
 Before retiring, Frances was employed as a Science Teacher in the Lowell school system having taught at the Daly School and most of her career at the Shaughnessy School.
 Among her many activities, Frances was actively involved in many local community organizations. She enjoyed reading, yoga and traveling. A seasoned world traveler, she visited the likes of New Zealand, Australia, China, Madagascar and pretty much all of Europe and the United States. Her greatest joy however was spending quality time with her family.
 Frances is survived by three daughters Julie A. Kampersal and her husband Thomas of Holliston, MA, Kristine E. Brennan-Haka and her husband Klodian of Washington, DC and Beth A. Brennan also of Washington, DC; a son Thomas D. Brennan of Hong Kong, China; three granddaughters Lauren, Erin and Emma Kampersal; a sister Mary Beauchesne and her husband Donald of Dracut, MA; four brothers Donald Donahue and his wife Francene of Bedford, NH, Charles Donahue and his wife Jacqueline of Pelham, NH, John Donahue of Lowell, MA and Daniel Donahue and his wife Suzanne of Nogal, NM; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock (please meet at church). Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Condolences (8)
  • Sheryl Clowrey Ballos & Mauree
    We were sorry to learn of the passing of our cousin Frances, unfortunately we read her obituary in the Lowell Sun after her Funeral Mass.It is always hard to say goodbye to those we love,find peace in knowing her suffering is over! Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Love, Your Cousins, Sheryl and Maureen
  • janet Windhausen  - neighbor and friend
    I was saddened to hear of the death of Fran. She was a dear friend and neighbor here at Riverwalk. We would often meet in the hallway outside our doors and discuss recent travels, books, movies and life here at Riverwalk. We shared a great deal and always with friendship and respect. I will miss her lovely presence next door and her always smiling face. My thoughts and prayers are with her loving family. Janet Windhausen
  • Sandra Sheppard
    I'm so sorry about Fran's passing. She will be missed by many here at RiverWalk. I enjoyed speaking with her and hearing about her travels. Fran was a lovely lady.
  • Kate Cochran  - Fran and her smile
    I was Fran's exercise instructor for so many years. I will always remember Fran's smiling face looking back at me and her exciting stories about her travels. I will miss her so.
  • Lue & Steve Dorr  - Wonderful Lady
    Your Mother will be greatly missed at RiverWalk. We were fortunate to have know her. She added a touch of fun to our exercise classes. We all enjoyed hearing of her wonderful and extensive travels. She will be missed and remembered fondly.
  • Lorraine Joncas
    Sorry to hear of Fran's passing. I grew up with her. Still way too young to leave your family.
  • Nancy  - So much to say
    A kind heart, beautiful soul. Frannie will be missed more than words can say. My best wishes and prayers to her beautiful family.
  • Lucy & Pat Cerasuolo
    Julie & Tom: We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Of all the bad things you have to face in live, saying goodbye to your Mom is the hardest. Or thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Love Lucy & Pat
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