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ANN MARIE DRENNAN, SOCIAL WORKER AND EDUCATOR, DIES AT 79
Ann Marie (Conlon) Drennan, a social worker and the Assistant Director of Field Education, at Springfield College, for the past 13 years, died on Friday Dec.15, at her home in Enfield, Ct., where she lived for the past 37 years, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 79. Born on Dec. 11, 1927, in Lynn, Mass., the only child of the late William and Delia (Fallon) Conlon, she grew up in Lynn, and in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, where the family lived, for a time, during the Great Depression. She was a 1949 graduate of Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass., and received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston College in 1951. She was the widow of the late R. Peter Drennan, who died on Dec. 20, 1996, and was also predeceased by a son, Michael Robert Drennan, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Drennan's career as a social worker spanned over 57 years, and included professional positions in Yonkers, N.Y., Boston, Mass., Springfield, Mass., Utica, N.Y., Harrisburg, Pa., Rochester, N.Y., and South Windsor, Ct., where she was a school social worker in the public school system for 20 years. In 1989, Mrs. Drennan was recognized by the Connecticut Association of School Social Workers as the School Social Worker of the Year, and, in 2003, she was further recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Chapter of School Social Workers.
Mrs. Drennan was a devoted parishioner at St. Martha's Church, Enfield, Ct., where she was a daily Communicant, a Eucharistic Minister, and a past member of the parish council; she was also instrumental in helping establish St. Matthew's Catholic Church, in the Borough of Dauphin, Pa., in 1968, when her family resided there.
A loving mother and grandmother, Ann is survived by her loving family: a son, Joseph Peter Drennan, his wife, Adriana Sonia, and their children, Patricia, Monica, and Michael Robert II, of Spotsylvania, Va. ; a daughter, Mary Ann and her husband, Col. Paul J. Franco, and their children, Maria, Teresa, Diana, William, Peter and Anthony, of Worcester, Mass.; a daughter, Rosemary Margaret and her husband, Steven LoStocco, and their children, Melissa, Lauren, and Angela Marie, of Tolland, Ct. In addition, Ann leaves behind many cousins in Athlone, Ireland.
The family will receive friends at a wake at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, Enfield, Ct., on Mon., Dec. 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will commence on Tues., Dec. 19, at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10 a.m., at St. Martha's Church, Enfield, Ct., with interment to follow, at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Enfield.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Drennan's memory may be made to St. Martha's Catholic Church, 214 Brainard Rd. Enfield, CT 06082.
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