Nathaniel Andrew BrennanDecember 30, 2012 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 4)
BRAINTREE- Nathaniel Andrew Brennan, beloved 4 year old son of Paul A. Brennan and Beth S. Brennan of Braintree, passed away at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on Monday, June 12th 2017. Nathaniel is also survived by his brother William S. Brennan, age 7, and his sister Alice L. Brennan, age 1. He is survived by his grandparents Janet and Richard Siers of Holbrook and his paternal grandmother Jill Hairsine married to John, and his paternal grandfather Don Brennan married to Linda all of the United Kingdom. Nathaniel is survived by his aunts and uncles, Scott and Diana Siers and their children Michael and Destiny of Elk Grove, CA, Kristy Brennan and her partner Kevin, Dan Brennan and his wife Sam, and Katy Brennan and her fiancé Matt German all of the United Kingdom. Nathaniel is also survived by great uncles and great aunts and many cousins. There will be a Memorial Service held at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 236 Grove Street, Braintree on Saturday, June 24th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nathaniel’s memory may be sent to “First Early Intervention” at the ARC of the South Shore, 574 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190, or to the Braintree High School Pre-school program, 128 Town Street, Braintree, MA 02184, or to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.
Below is a tribute to Nathaniel by his father.
In remembrance of Nate - the strongest human-being we have ever met. Our not-so-little warrior, who taught us to live every day as though it might be our last. You experienced more pain in your short life than possibly any other person we've met, but that smile of yours and your giggle lit up every room you were in, and every life you touched. You will always be our son, and we cannot express the pride we felt just knowing you were part of us. It was our honor to share you with the world, and the world was that much brighter with you in it. You left the world, not knowing how many lives you've touched. There have been so many, but you touched none more than ours. Just by existing you made us better people and parents, you never spoke a word but taught us more than we can ever share. You fought each day against overwhelming odds just to stay with us. You survived 4 and a half years longer than many doctors thought you would and we are grateful that we were with you at the end. At 4 and a half years old, God called you back to Him, to wait patiently for the rest of us. The tears we are shedding, we shed because we will miss you so much, and we expect it will be a long time before we see you again, but we are grateful that your pain is over, and we will celebrate your life and the lessons you taught us. We will keep trying to be better people and better parents, of whom you can be proud, as we will always be of you. We're looking forward to hearing you speak for the first time, next time we see you. We have a lot of questions for you, but we'll have time to discuss them. But until then, we will celebrate you and miss you, and while no parent should outlive their child, we will always be grateful for the time we got to spend with you. You are our son, and you were, are and will always be loved. We'll be seeing you, son.