Molly T. (Dean) Brennan

Molly T. (Dean) Brennan

March 19, 1962 – August 18, 2018

Survived by daughter, Kathryn Brennan; parents, Tay and David L. Dean, DDS; siblings: David Dean (Shannon), Thomas Dean (M.K.), Liesl Lucas (Mike), James Dean, and Michael Dean; fiancé, Carl Swanson; special friends, Melissa Helligso and Greg Brennan (Jodi).

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, August 23rd at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Kathryn Brennan Education Fund or to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.


Molly’s life began on March 19, 1962. The second child of Tay and Dave Dean’s six children, she grew up in Omaha and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Grade School, Duchesne Academy, and Burke High School.

Molly’s pride and joy, her daughter, Kate, was born on April 13, 2000.  They shared a very special, loving relationship.  Supporting her daughter and many nieces and nephews at all their activities was a priority for Molly. She attended every game and recital program with joy and much cheering.

Molly loved crocheting, her dog Abby, and every person she met. Her kindness and her willingness to be friends are what made Molly so unique.  She was the happiest, most genuine person anyone knew, possessing an infectious smile and personality.  Her ability to remember names and past events always amazed everyone in her family, which is why we named her the family historian.

And now, Molly, dear daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend, we will love you and remember you forever.



  • Jody Ritzdorf Posted August 20, 2018 8:30 am

    I am from York and am sending my condolences and love to the Dean and Lucas families. I have seen and heard the love regarding Molly. I would have loved to have had her as my sister! What a loss to the families and friends of Molly.

  • Anita Hayes Posted August 20, 2018 12:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Wayne & Ruth McGinnis Posted August 20, 2018 4:09 pm

    Prayers and hugs to you both during these difficult days, Dave and Tay!!

  • Annette Pruss Posted August 20, 2018 4:59 pm

    I attended Westside High School with Molly,and remember Molly as beautiful, sweet and charming.. My deepest sympathies to Molly’s daughter Kathryn and her entire family.

  • Scott Wood Posted August 21, 2018 9:28 am

    Dean Family,
    What great memories I have hanging out with Molly and all the Dean kids in our old neighborhood and at Cryer Pool during the Summers. I count it a blessing to have known her. Praying God’s peace, comfort and love over your wonderful family.

  • Angie Havens Snyder Posted August 21, 2018 12:15 pm

    Molly was a kind and sweet lady. She always had a way of making you feel special. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Susie Fairbanks Posted August 21, 2018 5:56 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My hopes are that you will keep your memories in the forefront of your mind to help through the tough timrs.

  • Judy kaiser Posted August 21, 2018 6:31 pm

    It takes a special person to be a good mom,but it takes an even more special person to be the mom of a great child. You are proof of you Mother’s great character. Kate I wish you the best and am praying for you ❤️ I am sorry for your loss.

  • Pamela Frank Posted August 22, 2018 6:27 am

    Kate and family I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kate, you sweet girl were the light of your mother’s eyes. Even after Alexis moved from St. Robert’s if I saw your mom we updated each other on what you girls were doing. I LOVED seeing her come in after work @ Brother Sebastians because it was “catch up time” and she just had that great big smile. We will miss her but I know not nearly as much as you & your family will. Sending you a special “hug” from me and of course an Alexis “tighter than tight” squeeze too.

  • Bob Mancuso Jr Posted August 22, 2018 9:04 am

    David and the Dean Family —— so sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. She was very special. We had many great times in the old days. She is now with Kit watching over us all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless.

  • Kathleen Winbinger Posted August 22, 2018 11:04 am

    I am so saddened to hear of Molly’s passing. She was always so pleasant and positive when I went in for dental appointment. My condolences to Dr Dean and Tay and the whole family. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May the fond memories of Molly help you through this sad time,

  • mark brummer Posted August 22, 2018 6:08 pm

    I am sorry to hear about Molly. My condolences to the whole Dean Family. .

  • Dana and Marty Anderson Posted August 23, 2018 6:20 am

    Molly was a such a special person. She always saw the good in everyone. Her smile would light up a room and make everyone feel better. She loved her family. Her daughter was her life. She has been lifted up on eagle’s wings and placed in the palm of God’s hand.

  • Sheila Schonlau Posted August 24, 2018 1:41 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  • Donald Reischl Posted October 7, 2018 10:02 am

    Dr. Dean; Family and Kate….I was shocked to hear of Molly’s passing and no words can express my sorrow. Please accept my sympathy. She will always be a bright light in our lives.

  • Marie E. Trouba Posted October 26, 2018 11:24 am

    I don’t have the words to express my most deepest sympathy and sadness after just finding out of Molly’s passing. What a lovely, personable young lady she was. I always enjoyed her, and so did my husband, on our visits to the office. Molly, let your light and love shine down on your lovely daughter, your parents, and all family loved ones. My prayers and deepest sympathy.

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