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Ms. Tara Brennan

April 21, 1959 — December 26, 2023

Devoted sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend

WATERBURY – It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that the family of Tara Brennan, age 64, of Waterbury, announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Tara was born on April 21, 1959, in Waterbury, the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Mary Lou (Dwyer) Brennan. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Sacred Heart High School Class of 1978. Tara worked for many years in the banking industry, first at North American Bank and finally at Webster Bank. Most recently she worked at Toddler Town Daycare. Coming from a strong Irish family, one of seven girls, she was proud of her Irish heritage. She enjoyed trips to the casino and Misquamicut with friends, family trips to Cape Cod and shows at the Palace Theater. Tara loved bringing her family and friends together as the Irish Strollers for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Tara’s love and generosity towards others was immeasurable. She will be forever missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters; Cathy Chaikowski and her husband Dave of Wolcott, Marcia Jolly of Waterbury, Marita Brennan and her fiancé Reggie Lombard of Watertown and Sheila Brennan of Waterbury. She also leaves her nieces and nephews Jennifer and her husband John, Michael and his wife Alyssa, Christopher and his girlfriend Patty, Lauren, Nicole, her great-nephews Logan, Jayce, Jaxson and Luka and her great-nieces Violet and Lily as well as many close friends, all whom she had a special bond with and that loved her so much. She was predeceased by her dear sisters, Jeanne and Maura Brennan.

Funeral services for Tara will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St Waterbury. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2024, at 10:00 am in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery (Pearl Lake Rd and Hamilton Ave), Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with the Brennan family on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home, 1987 East Main St., Waterbury. To honor Tara’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1024 Chase Parkway Waterbury CT 06708 would be greatly appreciated by her family. Loving-kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at to do so.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

74 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

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New Saint Joseph's Cemetery

945 Hamilton Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06706

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