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“Joan, Kurt and the Brenner family our sincere condolences. The Morris and Brenner family's connected at the Neponset Street Garage in the early 60's...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Steve Morris - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Joan and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Kevin. My deepest condolences. I have fond memories of him while we were growing up....Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: James Hynes - New York, NY

“Dear Kurt and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie Crater

“Rest In Peace my friend !! Great memories of times at the Press Box sharing some beers and our love of hockey and how it should be played. It was an...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Jim Ellsessar - Rutland, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Brenner Family. What a beautiful tribute to a man well loved. You all have a Special Angel to watch over you. May your...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Joan,Kurt & Brenner family So sorry that Kevin has died. He put up a good battle with cancer and certainly tried to enjoy his life. I know you'll...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Joan Cronin - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Maureen and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss! Keeping you I'm my thoughts and prayers ! ”
7 of 51 | Posted by: Eileen Veroneau - Friend

“Dear Joan, Maureen and Family,We were saddened to learn of Kevin's passing. Please accept our very deepest condolences. We will keep you in our...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Harry & Penny Hynes - Somerset, MA

“To joan,maureen and entire brenner family our deepest condolences. So many memories from old orchard beach. Rip kevin ”
9 of 51 | Posted by: O’Leary family - Friend

“Sending prayers and condolences to Kevin's family and to the entire Brenner family. ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Jon Eddy - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Thoughts and prayer to entire Brenner Family ”
11 of 51 | Posted by: Jean and Jeff Gaucher - Friend

“Maureen, Luke, Maria, Emma, Mrs. Brenner, Kurt, Kris, Kerry and Families - Please accept our sympathy, our prayers and condolences to you and your...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Sheryl and John Barry '79

“Offering my heartfelt sympathies to the Brenner family. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. May your wonderful brother rest in eternal peace....Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: ROSEMARY MANDELLA - CHERRY VALLEY, MA

“So sorry to hear this news.A good man and classmate from Saint John's '78. We send our prayers to the entire Brenner family. RIP Kevin.Carl & Sandra...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Carl Rapp - Blue Bell, PA

“My sympathies to the entire Brenner family. ”
15 of 51 | Posted by: George Hemingway - Holland, MA

“I was so saddened yesterday when my brother Ken Dyer also a Northborough mailman told me Kevin passed away. I knew Kevin from being our mailman...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Thomas Deibel - Acquaintance

“Maureen, Luke, Maria , Emma, and the entire Brenner Family, sorry for your Loss. Kevin was not only a good friend, but a truly good Human Being. I...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Bob, Karen and Evan Facteau

Kevin at PawSox game. “Kevin brought joy wherever he was. He kept us laughing at the post office, bowling at Sawyers and at the Press Box. To Maureen, Luke, Maria, Emma...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Phil Leavitt - Shrewsbury, MA

“Mo & Family,I'm deeply sorry for your enormous loss. Although I never met Kevin, the beautiful obituary gives me a glimpse of what a wonderful...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Deb (Lynch) Campbell - Oxford, MA

“Deeply sorry to hear about your loss. ”
20 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Ridlon - Boston, MA

“Dear Kyle and Family,So sorry for your loss. May you always dwell on your happy memories to help you through this difficult time. ”
21 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Lou Zamarro - Friend

“Dear Maria, Dan, Finn and Family - I was so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. ”
22 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Stearns-Vacca - Coventry, RI

“Maureen and family and to the entire Brenner family, my sincere condolences on Kevin's passing. He was a great guy and he loved his family more than...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Peggy McHugh - Friend

“Maureen,I am so sorry for your loss. Stay close to all your family and friends at this time of sorrow. Fondly,Laurie Alves ”
24 of 51 | Posted by: Laurie Alves - MA - Coworker

“Maureen, family, i am so sorry to hear about this passing. my heart breaks for you all, i will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Isomara Torres-Ramis - Worcester, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
26 of 51 | Posted by: Kimberly Truong-Nguyen - MA

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss Maureen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
27 of 51 | Posted by: Cheryl Lancaster - Coworker

“To all the Brenners and extended family, we are so sorry for your terrible loss. We know the pain of losing a brother so young. Cling fast to the...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Steve Hartnett - Oxford, MA

“Dear Joan & Family Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Kevin.May the abundance of love and faith that exists within your family...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Annmarie Quinlivan - Friend

“My condolences to Kevin's wife and children and the rest of the Brenner family. I was Kevin's Track coach at Saint John's. I have many fond memories...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Gerry Frew - Worcester, MA

“My deep & heartfelt sympathy to Kevin's mom Joan his beloved wife Maureen children Luke Maria & Emma & families Kevin was beloved by all who met him ...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Judy Politio - Shrewsbury, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: Karen O'Neill - Brookfield, MA

“Maureen. Luke. Maria Emma and the entire family. I am so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing . it was a pleasure working in Northborough...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Donald sanborn - Coworker

“Maureen and family, I am sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I always remember what a pleasant mailman he was when Fred and I lived in Northboro. ...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Jane Forsberg - Friend

“My deepest sympathies to the entire family ...Thinking of you at this most difficult time.Bill ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: Bill King - Warwick, RI

“To that one person who could manage to make a whole room laugh at 0700 on a Monday morning Thank you for all the help and encouragement along the...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: sylvia Knoll - hubbardston, MA

“Maureen, Luke, Maria, and Emma, you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What a beautiful tribute to your husband and...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Michelle Call

“My heart is with all of you and holding you close in my thoughts and prayers ”
38 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Lynn Tomaiolo - Worcester, MA

“Kevin...I love you...You would always greet me with a smile & a hug! Joanie and family..I am so sorry for your loss.Kevin was the best.Rest In Peace...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: cindy ferraiuolo - Family

“Sincere Sympathy to the Brenner Family. I was blessed to know Kevin and have him as my friend. ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: Mark DePatsy - Friend

“My sympathy to the entire Brenner family. I have such great memories of Kevin in his younger years he was very thoughtful and the voice of reason ...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Tom Quinlivan - Friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.Coworker of Norm Brenner ”
42 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Dorr - Acquaintance

“Dear Maureen, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Kevin was a wonderful kind person always greeted everyone with a smile. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: carolyn Roux - Friend

“Mrs. Brenner, so sorry for your loss. My mother will be looking out for him. ”
44 of 51 | Posted by: Sandy Marcello - Shrewsbury, MA

“so sorry to hear about kevin. Always loved to chat with him and pick up his shipping. I hope he went peacefully your retired mailman doug curtis ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that the Lawton family is keeping you in our prayers. ”
46 of 51 | Posted by: Taylor Lawton

“Dear Maureen.......Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your children..in this most difficult time...Kathy always spoke so fondly of her brother-in-law..may...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Ann Molinari-Leroux - Friend

“To the Brenner family, so very sorry to read of your loss . May his loved ones find peace and strength. May he RIP and may God hold him in the palm...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Claire O’Brien

“Luke,Emma,Maria, Maureen and all Kevin's siblings and mom:Very sorry for your loss Kevin was seriously one of the nicest guys I ever knew and worked...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Matt Servideo - Worcester, MA

“heart so big and a smile so broad, I will miss him so much, my Irish twin, loved and remembered always Kev rest in peace and be with the angels, i...Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Kurt brenner - shrewsbury, MA

“We will all miss Kevin's humor and kindness. Prayers for all who lived Kevin! ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Kathy Thompson - Jefferson, MA


Everyone that knew Kevin Brenner would agree the guy had a heart of gold and perhaps it was the same color gold as the Boston Bruins logo. He was after all one of their biggest and most loyal fans. He loved the game of hockey and his love for the sport kept him active in it most of his life.

Raised on Gates Road in Shrewsbury he was one of eleven children. It's a well-known family secret however that Kev was the apple of his mother's eye and it generated many an eye roll, joking and harassment among the siblings because they all knew he was her favorite. Coming from a large Irish family meant shared responsibilities, sacrifices, hand-me-downs but always a family that looked out for each other and demonstrates unconditional love. Instilled from wonderful parents at an early age was a strong work ethic and equally important a shared Catholic faith. Wonderful foundations of faith, hope and love were with Kevin throughout his life.

His heart which ailed him for many years found its final rest on Saturday, August 22, 2020. He died at home with family at his side. He was 60. His family offers words of deep gratitude to Dr. Dale Adler at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his dedicated care to Kevin throughout his years.

Born on April 6, 1960 in Worcester he was a son of Joan T. (Cooney) and the late Norman E. Brenner. Awaiting his arrival to heaven was his dad, Norm and his sister, Maria. A graduate of Saint John's High School with the class of 1978 he ran with the track and cross-country team. He then graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Worcester State University. He married Worcester native Maureen M. Bates on October 9, 1988 in Saint Peter's Church.

Kev and Maureen loved their home on Melody Lane in Shrewsbury. With the in-ground pool and spacious yard it was often the preferred gathering space to enjoy the company of family and friends. Time in his yard and tending to gardens brought Kevin enjoyment and satisfaction. York Beach will always be a special place as he and his family, both immediate and extended loved.

He was that familiar and appreciated face along the many routes of various neighborhoods that his assignments took him as a letter carrier for the USPS. He worked mostly in 01532 (Northborough) and took retirement in 2010 due to illness. Considering the current affairs Kev would encourage us all to do two things: buy a stamp and vote!

He was blessed with the gift of friendship throughout life and many of these were at The Press Box on Lincoln Street and the men's hockey league he played in for years.

With family names such as Brenner, Cooney, Bates and more it was no doubt Kevin was Irish. Awarded in 2016 by the Leprechaun Society of Clinton with its Shillelagh Award he was recognized for his good will, bits of humor and generous deeds…traits with which all Irish have all been blessed. 'May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.'

In addition to his wife of 31 years, Maureen, he leaves their children, Luke A. Brenner of Shrewsbury, Maria K. Ferreira (Daniel) of Tiverton, Rhode Island, and Emma E. Brenner (Jack Spurr) of Shrewsbury; proud 'Pa' of Finley Ferreira; his mother, Joan Brenner of Shrewsbury; siblings, Patricia A. Bombard (Robert) of Charlton, Kurt T. Brenner (Mary) of Shrewsbury, Kristopher B. Brenner (Maryellen) of Oxford, Kerry L. Brenner (Jodi) of Buzzards Bay, Karen K. Harvey (Thomas) of Conway, South Carolina, Kim M. Brenner of Shrewsbury, Kyle J. Brenner (Laurie) of Sutton, Karl P. Brenner (Charlene) of Holden and Kathleen J. Daige (Andrew) of N. Brookfield; in-laws, Nancy Joslyn (Donald) of Auburn, Kathleen Thompson (Eric) of Jefferson, many nieces & nephews and last but certainly not the least…his four-legged companion, Tucker.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kevin's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, August 27th in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury from 4 - 7 pm with social distancing and Covid 19 guidelines in practice. His Funeral Mass and burial will be held privately.

You are invited to view Kevin's Funeral Mass by visiting http://distantlink.com/joyce.html at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28th.

Memorials in his name may be made to Saint Mary's Parish, 18 Summer Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 (www.stmarysparish.org/weshare) or St. John's Food Bank, 44 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604.

Arrangements by James & John Heald