Jean E. (Grimes) Brenna, of Winthrop, formerly of Gloucester, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on May 8, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore L. Brenna. Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mildred (Parks) Grimes. Devoted mother of Beth B. (Brenna) Phillips and her husband James of Winthrop and the late Beverly Brenna-Morello. Dear sister of the late Barbara Starratt. Adored grandmother of Jonathan Morello, Martine Schaeffer, and James Phillips. Great-grandmother of Emily Schaeffer. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP, on Sat, May 19, at 9am. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Rosary Church-Winthrop, at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours are Fri. only from 4-8pm. Prior to her retirement, Jean was employed as a Registered Nurse at the New England Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the Massachusetts Nursing Assn. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.