Cynthia Brennan, 80; Was active in local club politics

Cynthia Brennan and Pip enjoying sitting in the park.   PHOTO BY BONNY KAHANE

Cynthia Brennan and Pip enjoying sitting in the park. PHOTO BY BONNY KAHANE

Cynthia M. Brennan, 80, a denizen of Greenwich Village who was a Democratic County Committee member, died on May 21 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.

Brennan was a longtime resident of 780 Greenwich St., between Bank and Bethune Sts.

She was an active member of local Democratic political clubs, including both Village Independent Democrats and Village Reform Democratic Club, and worked on a number of campaigns over the years.

According to friends, she took her responsibilities as a Democratic County Committee member seriously.  

She was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Windsor, Vermont. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 1956.

After moving to New York City, Cynthia Brennan worked at various businesses, including at Macy’s, until relocating to Bermuda, where she worked as a marketing retailer.

She returned to New York in 1962, where she was employed by the Pinkerton Detective Agency and did accounting for a nanny service.

She most recently was employed by the New York City Department of Corrections until her retirement in 2007.

Brennan was an avid reader and was fond of animals and her pets, especially her beloved dog Pip. She also enjoyed vacationing on the coast of Maine.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Seth Mead.

Survivors include one half-brother, Daniel J. Mead, and his wife, Janet, of Hartland.

At Brennan’s request there will be no formal services. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society at P.O. Box 702, Brownsville, VT 05037.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Bonny, Judy, Vilma and Yvonne of the Village and Beverly of Florida for their friendship and kindness toward Cynthia. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, VT, is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com .

In the early evening of Thurs., May 28, friends of Brennan’s, including from her building, held an informal gathering in Abingdon Square Park to share remembrances and say goodbye.

After the gathering, some planned to go to the nearby Bus Stop Cafe, across from Abingdon Square, where Brennan was a regular customer and friend.

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