A funeral Mass was to be celebrated for Father Eugene P. Brennan Nov. 8 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in St. Louis. A retired parish priest and colonel in the Missouri National Guard, Father Brennan died Nov. 2 at age 74.
Father Brennan attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1970 by Cardinal John J. Carberry at the Saint Louis Cathedral, (now Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis).
Following his ordination, Father Brennan was named associate pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Florissant. He was assigned as associate pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in St. Louis in 1973, St. Paul Parish in Fenton in 1979, St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton in 1984 and Sts. John and James Parish in Ferguson in 1988.
He was named pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Warrenton in 1990. Among other things, he oversaw the completion of a new wing at the school. This provided the school with a new kindergarten room, library, computer laboratory and a family center with a gymnasium and stage.
Father Brennan was appointed senor associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in 2003 and then St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant in 2006. He retired with residence at St. Sabina Parish in 2008 and had been serving there until his death.
Father Brennan spent 26 years in the Missouri National Guard and was awarded the Army commendation medal. He served tours in Central America and South Korea. Father Brennan also was appointed state chaplain for Missouri.
Survivors include two brothers, Father George P. Brennan and J. Michael Brennan. Burial was to be in Resurrection Cemetery.