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Patricia E. (Getz) Bresnahan

September 20, 1938 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Patricia Bresnahan Obituary

SALEM - Mrs. Patricia Bresnahan, 85, of Salem, formerly of South Boston, beloved wife of the late Philip W. Bresnahan Jr., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at Salem Hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Whitaker) Getz. She was raised and educated in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Notre Dame Institute Catholic High School.

Patricia and Philip eventually made their way to South Boston where they resided for several years. Patricia was a dedicated accounts receivable and payable professional at Victor Coffee Company for over 30 years where she was well respected by her colleagues.

Outside of her professional life, Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She found joy in spending time with her family, particularly during their annual family reunions in Ocean City, MD. She took great pleasure in planning and organizing family parties and games, ensuring that everyone felt included and had a chance to win prizes. Patricia was an active member of the sailing and boating community on the Charles River in Boston, where she shared her love for the water with fellow enthusiasts.  Patricia was a proud member of the Charter St. Tenant Association, where she contributed to improving the quality of life for residents in the community. Patricia will be forever remembered for her love of family, her generous spirit and her kind and caring nature and will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends, and the many hearts she touched throughout her life.

Surviving Patricia are her children, Deborah Ibanez and her husband Alvi of Salem, Johanna Bresnahan of Greenfield, Philip Bresnahan III and his wife Karen of South Burlington, VT and Jeffrey Bresnahan and his wife Holly of Noank, CT, her grandchildren, Meghan Dolan, Brittany Dolan, Morgan Nastasi and her husband Charles, Christopher Bresnahan and his wife Cara, Charles Bresnahan and Molly Bresnahan, her sisters, Dorothea Cohen and Phyllis Crutchfield both of Maryland and several nieces and nephews. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service which will be held at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) SALEM on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 2 P.M. Family will greet friends from 1 to 2 P.M. prior to the service. Burial is private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Patricia’s memory to Pine Street Inn, C/O Development Office, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

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March 3, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Funeral Service
March 3, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970


Pine Street Inn
C/O Developement Office, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118


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