Cover photo for John E Bresnahan's Obituary
John E Bresnahan Profile Photo
1950 John 2021

John E Bresnahan

August 25, 1950 — September 21, 2021

ASHBURNHAM - John E. Bresnahan, 71 of Ashburnham, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston. He was born in Lawrence, MA, on August 25, 1950, the son of the late John G. Bresnahan and the late Dorothy Ann (Hebert) Bresnahan. John grew up and lived most of his life in Ashburnham. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Fitchburg with the class of 1968. He attended St. Michael's College. John was employed at the L.S. Starrett Company in Athol for over 15 years. He previously worked as a service manager at Roberts Chrysler, Matthews Chevrolet, Salvadore Chevrolet and Fitchburg Dodge. He dedicated over thirty years to the Scouting movement in the Ashburnham and Gardner area, ending his scouting career with the revival of Troop 9 - from Holy Rosary Church at Annunciation Parish. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, camping, gardening and tractors. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Donna M. (Rollins) Bresnahan; two sons, John W. Bresnahan and his wife Shauna of Gardner, Kevin J. Bresnahan and his wife Tabitha of Gardner; and three grandchildren, Hailey, Connor and Colin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:00 am in St. Denis Church, 85 Main St., Ashburnham. Burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the John E. Bresnahan Memorial Campership, In care of Troop 9 Gardner, Phillip Baczewski 189 South Main Street Gardner, MA 01440 To send an online condolence please www.mackfamilyfh.com. Mack Family Funeral Home 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements. Kevin J. Mack & Walter C. Taylor directors.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John E Bresnahan, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Home - Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel

105 Central St. , Gardner, MA 01440

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Cemetery

St. Denis Cemetery

Ashburnham, MA 01420

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree