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Maurice Brennan Breene, Jr.

  • On May 13, 2020

Maurice Brennan Breene, Jr., age 58 of McDonald, PA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 7, 2020. He was born in Oil City, PA on December 12, 1961 and is the son of the late Alice and Maurice Brennan Breene, Sr.

Maurice is survived by his longtime girlfriend Carolyn (Carly) Shepos; sons, Ryan (Katie) Shock of Long Beach, Mississippi, Casey (Chrissy Reynolds) Shock of Slovan, PA, and Cody Shock; grandchildren, Kora, Lincoln and Bentley. Beloved brother of Pat Hipkins of Newport, VA, Mary Smith of St. Simons Island, GA, Cathy (John) Levine of Moon Township, PA, Tom (Colleen) Breene of Oil City, PA and Nancy (Steve Snyder) Breene-Stoltz Snyder of Utica, PA. Also, many nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook.







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Marie Barsody
  • May 13 2020
Carly, so sorry to see the passing of Brennan. He was a real gentle man, caring and had a big heart and was ready to help anyone. Remember all the good times you shared together, your memories will always get you through the days. You're in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Jenny Barney
  • May 13 2020
Brennan was so loved by so many. He was known for his generosity, his kindness, his quick wit, and his big heart. Brennan was the first to offer help and I remember him traveling to New Orleans so he could assist directly the many victims of Hurricane Katrina. I am heartbroken and give my sympathy and prayers to his love, Carolyn, the children and grandchildren, and his siblings Patty, Mary, Cathy and John, Nancy and Steve, Tommy and Colleen and the many nieces and nephews who loved Brennan. RIP Brennan❤️.
  • May 14 2020
I'm so sorry to hear about Brennan. He was a good man. My name is Mark, i bought his house on Penny Lane.
Henry Miller, III
  • May 15 2020
I was saddened to learn of Brennan's passing. I bowled duck pins with him for many years and dealt with him on a professional basis. He was a good person.
Jackie Huston and Dean Nutter
  • May 15 2020
Carly, I am so saddened to hear of Brennan's passing, you and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Chiappetta
  • May 15 2020
Dear Family of Brennan. I send my condolence to you at Brennan’s passing. I met him 25 years ago when our profession brought us together. He was always polite, funny, and professional. A genuine person willing to help people all the time. Brennan was well liked by everyone he met, and made you feel important and welcome.
Connie and John Schmitt
  • May 17 2020
We are so deeply sorry. We lost a special man and a good friend. Praying for you and all of Brennan's family. Remember all the beautiful times. God Bless you.
Matt Sopher
  • May 17 2020
I will miss Brenny big time. He was and always will be one of my best friends. I first met Brennan when I was in grade school when my sister Cindy Sopher was dating Brennan's brother Tommy. Brennan invited me to his cottage in President where he taught me to water ski, took me bass fishing on the Allegheny, and native rainbow fishing on Porky Creek. He introduced me to all his President friends, Mohnkern, Cropp, Dicky Snyder and more. What fun we had at camp fires and playing on the Allegheny. Brennan along with my other life long buddies, John Russell, Scotty Gustafson, Jon Sterling to name a few, went to high school together where we enjoyed many parties, grouse and pheasant hunting with Jock, and other unmentionable shenanigans. We all will really miss our great and generous friend. God bless Brennan's family and friends. Matt Sopher
Jim Connolly
  • May 18 2020
Like Breenan, I am an appraiser. I work in Washington County and don’t cover Allegheny County so l always referred my Allegheny County appraisals to Breenan and he always took care of them in a very professional manner. Just a few months ago he called me and thanked me for sending him work. Like others, l was so shocked to read of Brennan’s passing. Like so many, l will miss him too.
Cindy Sopher
  • May 18 2020
I am willing the family and friends of Brennan much peace and love at this time. My memories of Brennan go back to when he was a young guy, growing up in our hometown of Oil City. He had a an outgoing personality with a laugh that made you want to laugh. He always had a story to tell and it was fun to listen to him tell it. I am saddened that he is no longer with us and he will remain a bright spot in my memories.
Ray Hays
  • May 18 2020
It saddens me greatly to hear of Brennan's passing. Really sad! He was a childhood friend that I got along with exceptionally well. Cherish those memories and the last beer I had with him in July of 2010. My prayers go out to his family and friends. It's nice to know that he was the same considerate, compassionate person as an adult that I knew as a child and a young man when we were both finding our way. RIP my friend!
John and Angie Russell
  • May 18 2020
Very sad news indeed. Many fun times as classmates at OCHS and Edinboro U. I was out with Brennan when I met wife and he was in our wedding. Fond memories of pheasant hunting with Brennan (and his dog Jock) and stopping for lunch at Hitlers Kitchen. Our thoughts are with Brennan's family and friends.
Tom Higbee
  • May 19 2020
Sorry to hear of Brennan's passing. It's been a long time since I've seen Brennan. We were friends for many years during our school years in Oil City. I have many fond and fun memories with Brennan. My condolences to his family.
John P. Sozansky
  • May 19 2020
So very sorry to hear of Brennan's passing. I knew Brennan through the Appraisal Institute. He was a solid and principled appraiser, a good friend and an excellent person. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Jeff Campbell
  • May 23 2020
I’m so sorry to have learned of the passing of Brennan. We lived next to each other growing up in Oil City. I was always fascinated by the go carts he made for himself and let me ride. He used small scrap pieces left over from the construction of both our homes. This had to be in the early 70’s. He was a great friend who looked after me growing up then. My prayers for him and to his family. He will be missed by all.