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Joseph E. Brennan III  

Joseph E. Brennan III

October 17, 1946 – February 7, 2017

Joseph E. Brennan III, age 70, of Bear, DE passed away suddenly in his sleep on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Joe was born in Wilmington on October 17, 1946 and was the son of the late Bill and Marie (Finnegan) Kemmerer. He was a 1966 graduate of H. Fletcher Brown Technical High School. Joe made his career with General Motors for 34 years, retiring as Local UAW 435 President in 2001.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kerri Anne Brennan. Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan D. Brennan; sons, Sean P. Brennan (Kathleen) and Timothy J. Brennan (Carolee); brother, Michael Brennan; sisters, Christine Gray (Richard) and Kathleen Huber (Edward); grandchildren, Kayla M., Tristan M. and Darby R. Brennan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 Noon until 2 pm on Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Joanna S Gore, February 8, 2017

    Sue and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great person in every way.
    He’ll be long remembered and missed.
    Your friend, Vanessa

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  2. Lou Clementoni, February 8, 2017

    Great picture that is the way l will always remember him. Love you.

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  3. Don and Alice Karr, February 9, 2017

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Brennan family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time.
    Hickory Woods Neighbor- Karr family

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  4. Eileen Finnegan, February 9, 2017

    Sue, I want to extend to you and your family my sincere condolences. Joe isn’t suffering any more. He was a good and fun loving person and I know he will be missed. Eileen

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  5. Renee Sutton Clarke, February 9, 2017

    Sue, I was very sad to learn of Joe’s passing. My heart-felt condolences to you and your family. Much love to you. – Renee

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  6. Ruth Ann DiSabatino, February 10, 2017

    Susan I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your husband were and how much you love him. My heart goes out to you and your family. Your marriage and love for each other is so rare in this day of disposable relationships. May the love you held so dear give you and your family comfort.

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  7. Bob Jones, February 10, 2017

    We worked together at GM. I remember Joe’s smile. He will not be forgotten.

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  8. John Morris, February 10, 2017

    Sue and family, I’m very sorry for your loss, Joe will live in my mind and heart.

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  9. Dave Granger, February 10, 2017

    So sorry for your loss.

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  10. Jacqueline E. Jenkins, February 10, 2017

    Sue and family we are so sorry to heard of your loss of Joe.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.He was a great man and loved his family as well as life. I will always remember all the good times that the four of us had with the kids growing up. I am sorry Art and I cannot make up on Sunday Art is not doing well and can not be left alone All the best to you and your family TheWhole Jenkins Family. God Bless all of you.

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    • Susan brennan, February 20, 2017

      Thank u for the lovely plant. My phone is 302-367-4274. Please keep in touch. Lv u

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  11. Christopher J Wilson, February 10, 2017

    Tim and family so sorry for your loss. Just to let you know Team F and rest of the Del Dot crew are thinking about you buddy! If you need anything please call.

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  12. Henry Satterfield, February 10, 2017

    To Tim and the rest of your family, from myself and your deldot coworkers our deepest condolences on your loss.

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  13. American Heart Association, February 11, 2017

    May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family today and always.

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  14. Linda Bernhardt, February 11, 2017

    Susie,
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Know that you and the kids , the entire family , remain in my heart and my prayers. The video made me cry. It was done so well.
    I love you so.
    L

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    • Linda Bernhardt, February 11, 2017

      and by the way, the song on the video is perfect. 🙂

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  15. Frank romano, February 11, 2017

    Sue Fran and I are so sorry to hear about Joe he will be dearly missed by all

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  16. Sandy Weld, February 11, 2017

    Sue, my deepest sympathy to you, Tim, Sean & family. I know how much you all loved him. You were the light of his life. Joe was my “other brother.” I will miss him but I cherish all the memories especially the laughter. I love you, Sandy

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  17. Susan Brewer, February 11, 2017

    Sue, My sympathy goes out to you and your family. Joe will always be in your heart and happy memories. Love you.

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  18. Tommy Finnegan, February 12, 2017

    Timmy, I can’t even begin to think that your dad isn’t here anymore, it simply hurts too much!! YOUR FAMILY always have been and always will be!! We have known each other almost our entire lives!! I am so sorry, one of my biggest regrets is that we ain’t as close as we should be and it is completely my fault and I apologize from the bottom of my heart!! Some of my best memories growing up included you & your dad(he was always good to me/included me when he didn’t have to) Niagara falls and Bushgardens(Virginia) , it was him who I had speak at my parents 25 wedding anniversary!! one things for sure he definitely knew how to get the attention of a room full of people and have them hang on every word he said , he always spoke he truth no matter what you knew how MR Brennan felt, he wore his heart on his sleeve . Because of your dad I got to see and experience things I would’ve never had the opportunity too, otherwise!!& for that I will be forever grateful & I am so lucky to have known him . I can’t change the mistakes I have made in the past, but I can promise you this!! You are my brother and I love you guys and if there is anything I can ever do to help you , your mom and or Sean in anyway please let me know!! I will see you tomorrow !! I love you guys
    YOUR BROTHER …. Tommy

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  19. Michael Finnegan, February 12, 2017

    Dear Sue and family,
    Smiling Joe. He had a great smile and never hesitated to use it.
    Will miss him.

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  20. Jacqueline E. Jenkins, February 12, 2017

    Sue The video is beautiful. A lot of beautiful memories. Love Jacjie

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  21. Maria Dalmolin, February 20, 2017

    May the Lord give you all peace. Joe will be missed. Tristan will always love his Bpop. He knows he is with the angels. We are here for you Sue. Love….The Dalmolins.

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  22. Sam & Rosemary Degelia, February 21, 2017

    Sue and Family, So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies. We are praying for you and your family. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and yours at this time and may He give you His peace.

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