South Thomaston — Ruth Brenneck, 92, died peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Born in West Orange, N.J., Dec. 19, 1920, she was the daughter of James and Catherine Ilg O’Connor. She attended school in New Jersey and taught for the Newark Archdiocese school system.
She was a communicant of St. Bernard’s Church, where she was active in the School of Religion, and served as a Eucharist minister. Ruth also spent her time as a pastoral visitor/volunteer at Pen Bay Medical Center.
Her hobbies included reading, walking, gardening and crafts.
She is survived by her children, Suzanne, Popek, Robert Brenneck, John Brenneck, their spouses; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sept. 19 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 20 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. Private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841.
To share a memory or condolence with Mrs. Brenneck’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.