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Jeanne Brenia

Jeanne S. Brenia

Monday, August 22nd, 1949 - Friday, June 11th, 2021
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Obituary

Jeanne S. Brenia
“A life so beautifully lived”

Naugatuck, CT Jeanne S. Brenia, 71, wife of Bruce W. Brenia, died peacefully on June 11, 2021 at The Hearth at Southbury.

Jeanne was born August 22, 1949 in Norwich, CT a daughter of the late Henry and Evelyn (LaCroix) St. Germaine and had lived in Naugatuck most of her life.
Jeanne attended Norwich Free Academy for High School and graduated in 1967. She then went on to Boston College and graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing in 1971. Her first job was as a registered nurse in Pediatrics at Tufts -New England Medical Center. In 1972, she married Bruce and shortly thereafter they moved to Naugatuck, Connecticut. She then began working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury where she continued to work throughout the rest of her career. She was a childbirth educator, natural family planning instructor, and she later went on to become a board certified Lactation Consultant. Her true passion, and where she spent the majority of her career, was in the Women and Infants Center helping mothers navigate through pregnancy, childbirth, and post partum. She retired in 2013.

Jeanne enjoyed walking, traveling, going to the beach, attending church functions, dancing, and most of all, spending time with her family and close friends. We will all miss her great sense of humor, her infectious laugh, and her kind smile.

In addition to her husband Bruce, Jeanne is survived by her children, Carolyn Britt and her husband, Thomas, Richard Brenia and his wife, Jessica and Jacqueline Dibble and her husband, Matthew; her grandchildren, Allison, Michael, Meghan, Victoria, Olivia and Abigail; her sisters, Anne Murphy, Carol O’Neil and her husband, Jack and several nieces and nephews.

Jeanne’s family would like to thank the people who helped care for her over the last several years including Anita Finkle, Marie Fober, Sandra Tally, as well as all of the dedicated caregivers at the Hearth in Southbury.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Everyone attending is asked to please meet directly at church. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Jeanne’s memory, donations are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd S., #4B, Southington, CT 06489.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 17th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    Address
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    Address
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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    Officiant
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil

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Mark Dalton

Posted at 03:27pm
Bruce, Anne, and Carol

We are saddened to learn of Jeanne's passing. I can remember get togethers with the girls back in the fifties and sixties..
Those memories will be sustained forever. The Dalton family.
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Greg Britt

Posted at 10:10am
Dear Bruce, Carolyn, Rich, Jacqueline, and family,
Our deepest sympathies on your loss of Jeanne. We have fond memories of her - she was such a warm and caring woman who loved her family. May she be at peace and we wish you comfort in the days ahead.
Love,
Greg and Emily Britt
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Laura G Hess

Posted at 08:54pm
Dear Bruce,
sending you heartfelt thoughts and prayers. May your memories help you through these difficult times. Regards, Laura Hess
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Alan and Mary Ann Cyr

Posted at 09:55am
Bruce and Family, we are deeply saddened to learn of Jeanne's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Alan and MaryAnn Cyr
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melanie Sokoloski

Posted at 04:07pm
Bruce so very sorry to hear this news. Praying for your strength at this time.

Love
Melanie& Dave
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