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Marie L. Brennan (nee Murphy)

Marie L. Brennan (1929 – 2015)
Former Director of Food Service
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Marie Lourdes Brennan, 86, of Flourtown, PA, passed away on Monday December 7, 2015, at Phoenixville Hospital, with family present. Born in Scranton, PA of Michael J. Murphy and Anna Gaughan Murphy. She was a former Director of Food Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Mary Wood University and she did her internship at the Mayo Clinic. She held a Bachelor of Science Degree in foods and nutrition. She began her employment at HUP in 1967 and retired in 1992. In 1984 she received Custom Management Corporation’s Professional Dietetic Award at the Easter Regional Conference held at the Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, PA. Throughout her career she received numerous management performance accolades including Custom’s Manager of the Year Award in 1976 and 12 American Dietetic Association Awards. She was the past president of American Dietetic Association.
Marie was a loving wife and caring mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband John T. Brennan in 1991, and her grandson Christopher Brennan in 2010. She is survived by three sons Michael and his wife, Helen of Limerick, Patrick and Jennifer of Norristown, John and his wife Barbara of West Chester. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral Mass will be held on January 9, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Saint Genevieve Church, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Visiting will start at 9:00 AM.

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