Community activist Gene Brennan dies

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Gene Brennan, a retired NYPD detective with 20 years on the force, former member of Community Board 7 and longtime community activist, died Monday afternoon at the age of 70, his family said.

Brennan had suffered from emphysema, his family said.

A wake was set to be held Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gleason Funeral Home, at 10-25 150th St. in Whitestone.

Brennan’s funeral is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, at 16-34 Clintonville St. in Whitestone.

Updated 3:02 am, December 22, 2011
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Artie O'Neill from Syracuse, NY says:
Although I have not seen Gene in many years I still consider him a great friend. Gene, you will be missed.

Jan. 1, 2012, 5:06 pm
Bob Kelley from Bayside NY says:
Artie...Haven't seen you or Gene in years..But I will always consider you friends. What great times we had!! No one devoted more time than Gene in trying to keep kids off the street and our of trouble. The number of lives he positively impacted could never be counted. My condolences to Sean, Patrick and Meg.....Syracuse??
Jan. 4, 2012, 1:17 am
joseph from whitestone says:
i grew up with his son patrick and me and him are good friends since. gene was like another father to me since i saw him so much, he will be truly missed and was a great person. R.I.P GENE BRENNAN
Jan. 4, 2012, 2:25 pm
gina migliorato says:
There are no words to describe how much i would love to sit onthe couch with gene and laugh for hours
Jan. 7, 2012, 12:12 am

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