Brother David Brennan, FSC
February 29th, 2016
Christian Brother David Edward Brennan died Feb. 15 at his community’s residential facility in Napa. He was 72 years old.
Born in San Francisco, Brother David grew up in St. Gabriel Parish and graduated from Sacred Heart High School, now Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, in 1961.
Brother David entered the novitiate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools July 9, 1961, received the religious habit Jan. 24, 1962, and pronounced final vows June 21, 1968.
Brother David is a former provincial of the Christian Brothers and president of the brothers’ Mont La Salle Vineyards where “he built up the business and oversaw the consolidation of resources through the sale of the winery in 1989, along with the long-term lease arrangement for the vineyard and winery production property at Mont La Salle.,” the brothers said.
Brother David was director of the brothers’ community at Sacred Heart Cathedral from 2003 to 2006 when he moved to Napa in administrative roles. He retired in 2008.
Survivors include his brother John J. Brennan Jr.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Feb. 20 with interment at the Brothers Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Lasallian Education Fund, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558.
From March 3, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.