Bailey "Bud" L. Brenn, Sr. of Coventry, formerly of Tolland, peacefully entered eternal rest on October 22,
2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 22, 1929, in Willimantic, CT, the son of Alta (Lincoln)
and Charles Brenn, he spent his childhood on their family farm in Scotland, CT, the youngest of five
children. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Bearce and Irene
Blakeslee, his brother, Charles (Pete) Brenn, and his former wife, Joan (Nelson) Brenn.
A proud graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Management, Bud worked for
CL&P/Northeast Utilities as a Senior Energy Consultant for 38 years, retiring in 1991. Following his
retirement, he decided to pursue a second career, and became a Table Games Dealer at Mohegan Sun
Casino as part of their inaugural class, retiring as a dealer at age 80.
Bud cherished his family and was quick to offer assistance and guidance when needed. During his
children’s formative years he set an example for community service when he took on the responsibility
of superintendent of Christian Education at the Tolland Congregational Church, serving on other church
committees, being a 4H Leader and serving on various town building and industrial development
committees. Besides his family, his other passion was golf, and he remained an avid golfer and golf fan
for the rest of his life.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Anne Ayer of North Franklin, his five children, Terry and his
wife Linda of Southbury, Peter and his wife Jackie of Willington, Bailey, Jr. of Ellington, Adrian and his
wife Anne Erhard of Saipan and Deborah Burokas of Coventry. In addition, he leaves his five
grandchildren, Megan McGivney, Heather Hendrickson, Robert Bowers, Christopher Brenn and Eric
Brenn, as well as eight great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Woodlake at Tolland as well as the Vernon
Visiting Nurses Hospice Care staff for their compassionate care of Bud as his health failed.
Relatives and friends may join the family on Saturday, November 2nd 2019, from 2:00-4:00, at Potter Funeral
Home, 456 Jackson Street (Route 195), Willimantic, CT 06226 to reminisce and celebrate Bud’s life.
Burial in Coventry Center Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green,
Tolland, CT 06084, Bailey Brenn Sr. Christian Education Fund. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit potterfuneralhome.com
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