Richard Brennan
Richard Brennan
Richard Brennan
Richard Brennan
Richard Brennan
Richard Brennan

Obituary of Richard J. Brennan

Richard J. Brennan, of East Norwich (grew up in Glen Head) passed away on March 31, 2021. Loving and devoted father of Michael Brennan, Matthew Brennan, and Danielle Brennan Polgar. Cherished grandfather of Carson Elizabeth, Cassidy, Farren, Soleil, and Cahlil. Brother to Ed, John, Pat (late), Mary Ann, Billy, and Peggy. Uncle (Wonderful) to countless nieces and nephews, and partner to Maureen O’Toole. A graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, and Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus, Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran (Captain), writer, and editor. In his later years, he turned his sights to being a movie/tv extra. He appeared on screen in films such as “Enchanted”, “Analyze That”, “Maid In Manhattan”, and “The Manchurian Candidate”. Some TV credits included Madam Secretary (seasons 1-2), Law & Order (Season 14, “Nowhere Man”), and several seasons of Law & Order SVU. Those who knew Richard (many knew him simply as “Captain Dickie”) were aware of his enormous and empathetic heart, his high-brow sense of humor and dry wit, and his penchant for pranks and cringe humor. He was a massive Monty Python fan, and a big fan of almost all British TV crime dramas. Please see below for viewings, mass, and burial information. For those who are interested in a charitable donation, the family has created a GoFundMe page located here: https://gofund.me/f24842a6
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Tuesday
6
April

Visiting

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Whitting Funeral Home
300 Glen Cove Ave.
Glen Head, New York, United States
516-671-0807
Wednesday
7
April

Mass

9:45 am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
St. Boniface Martyr Church
145 Glen Ave.
Sea Cliff, New York, United States
Wednesday
7
April

Burial

12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Prinston Blvd.
Calverton, New York, United States
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