Messenger in Bay State House Since 1913
Friend of President Coolidge Dies of Heart Attack at Table
NORWOOD, Jan 10—Patrick F Brennan, a messenger in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1913, who was a personal friend of President Coolidge and popularly known to the State Republican leaders, died suddenly of a heart attack today, while sitting in a chair after supper, at his home on Plimpton av.
When the Massachusetts delegation went to Washington last year to attend the inauguration of President Coolidge, Mr. Brennan was the leader. His acquaintance with President Coolidge. as in regard to Ex-Gov Cox, B. Loring Young and numerous other Republican leaders extended beyond an official relation, amounting rather to friendship.
Outside the political sphere, too. Mr. Brennan was well known. ‘’Connie” Mack of the Philadelphia. Athletics, Hughie Jennings, the popular old Detroit Tigers, and other prominent minor league personages were his close friends. He was a baseball enthusiast. Thirty years ago he was manager of the noted semiprofessional nine in this section.
Mr. Brennan has been Active right along, pursuing his customary active part in local politics and performing his duties as a messenger in the House of Representatives.
This morning he arose apparently in sound health and, observing Sunday morning, as usual, he ate heartily at supper. Suddenly, however, he was stricken In his chair and died.
Born here 62 years ago. Mr. Brennan lived an active life, participating in the public affairs of Norwood He played an important part in local Republican politics. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Tobin Brennan; two sons. Philip and Francis J. Brennan; a daughter, Miss Mary Brennan, and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning, with services In St Catherine’s Church, this town. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Brennan was campaign manager for Lieut Gov Frank G. Allen in his campaign for that office, during the last elections. He was a member of the Republican Town Committee here. He also was a member of the Elks and the Knights of Columbus.