Sister Patricia Ann Brennan, S.C.


Sister Patricia Ann Brennan, S.C., who served at Fox House in Manhattan for 22 years, died Sept. 5 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 87.

Sister Patricia was at Fox House, first as a social worker and counselor, 1989-2009, and then as a volunteer, 2009-2011. While at Fox House, she also served at Grace Institute, Manhattan, 1989-1999; and also was a social worker at Queen Daughters Day Care, Yonkers, 1985-1989; St. Augustine, the Bronx, 1983-1985; and New York Foundling, Manhattan, 1977-1983.

She taught at St. Athanasius School, the Bronx, 1970-1975; St. Barnabas, the Bronx, 1966-1967; St. Agatha, Nanuet, 1962-1964; and St. Stephen, Manhattan, 1959-1962. She served as a parish worker at St. Mary, Grand Street, Manhattan, 1967-1970, and was a child care worker at St. Agatha, Nanuet, 1964-1966.

Born in Brooklyn, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1956 and professed final vows in 1964. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Mount St. Vincent, the Bronx, and a master’s in social work from Fordham University, the Bronx.

Her sister, Ann Winter, survives her.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 13 at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, the Bronx. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Yonkers.