Peter Malachy “Mal” Brennan
November 8, 1931- October 2, 2023
Peter Malachy “Mal” Brennan was born on November 8, 1931, in Mullacurry, Ireland. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 2, 2023. He was preceded in death by parents, Peter and Bridget Brennan; beloved wife, Elizabeth (Halpenny) Brennan; grandsons, Ryan Jopp and Nathaniel Brennan; brothers, Paddy Byrne, Gerry, Mattie and Ollie Brennan; sisters, Bernadette Brennan, Bridget (Ciss) Larkin, Phyllis Hamill, Maura McGrory and Peggy Connolly. He is survived by his loving children: Jerry (Lori) Brennan, David (Mary) Brennan, Brigid (David) Jopp, June Fritz, Marion (Tom) LaMontia, Irene O’Keefe, Carmel (Tim) Conway, Angela (Kevin) Fee, Sheila (Rick) Johnson and Nora (Patrick) Spencer; his loving companion, Sharon Ursick; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mairie Brennan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Peter was known as “Mal” to all his family and friends in Ireland. He was the founder of Irish Music in Omaha and formed the band, The Turfmen, who played their wonderful Irish music for 30 years in The Dubliner and Brazenhead pubs.
He was a kind, loving and generous man, full of fun and laughter, with a lifetime of wonderful stories to tell us all about growing up in Ireland, and emigrating from Ireland to Canada, and then to Omaha, and working so very hard to provide for his wife and 10 children. Peter was very proud of his family and loved us all so very much. He was dearly loved by all who knew him and even those who just met him. No one he met was a stranger, just a friend he hadn’t met yet.
Peter “Mal” Brennan will be forever missed by all of us. He lived his life to the fullest, squeezing out every last bit of time he could with those he loved. Our hearts are beyond broken but we are blessed to have had him in our lives. He is the best Father and Grandfather any of us could have asked for.
Rest in peace Daddy, we love you always. Your Accordion is quiet now but your music lives on forever in our hearts and in the loving memories of you.
VISITATION: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S 86th St. followed by a VIGIL SERVICE: at 6:30 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, October 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at church. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the ALS Association. To view a live broadcast of the service please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.