Marshall Skiff Brennan, the beloved son of Edward and Deborah Brennan of Skaneateles, New York, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17 at his home in Boston.
Marshall was born Aug. 10, 1986. A 2006 graduate of Tilton School, he received his B.A. in communications from Hobart William Smith College in 2010.
Marshall worked at the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton for the last 12 years as a respected, admired and loved staff member. From helping with the Boston Marathon, supervising outings for his groups and adventuring on Zoom trips to faraway places, he provided love and care to so many.
He loved his family, making music, the Bills, the lake, our dog Fuji, and most of all spending time with his nieces, Reese and Savannah.
Marshall was predeceased by paternal grandparents Lois and Ed Brennan of Chicago, maternal grandparents Joan and Marshall Skiff of Skaneateles, aunts Robin (Skiff) Pittard and Linda (Brennan) Thode, and cousins Amy and Michael Lisnow.
He also is survived by his brothers, Eddie (Marianne) Brennan of Skaneateles and Steve Brennan of Hawaii, nieces Reese and Savannah Brennan, aunts Lynn (Dave) Soderberg, Patty (Scott) Curtis and Sandra (Doug) Adams, uncle David (Suzanne) Pittard, aunt Sharon Lisnow, aunt Cindy (John) Walls of Florida, uncle Don (Kim) Brennan of Wisconsin, uncle John (Jean) Brennan of Florida, and 26 amazing cousins.
Although Marshall was so loving and joyful around family and friends, he struggled like so many with mental health issues. Deeply kind, thoughtful and loving to all he met, his generous spirit and bright light will always shine.
A funeral Mass was held Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles, with private burial to follow.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
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