Orleana Brennan

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Orleana “Olie” Marie Walters Brennan, 92, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at her home in Bogalusa.

Born in New Orleans, and a resident of Bogalusa, Olie was a much-loved member of the community. She was very dedicated to her family, church, community and most importantly, God.

Olie graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in New Orleans. After completion of high school, she met and married Bernard “Bernie” Brennan Sr. Following her marriage to Bernie in 1944, the couple moved to Bogalusa in 1950 to run a Tom’s Toasted Peanut Distribution route.

Olie was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, where she served as a member of the Altar Society and as a Kaycette. She was an also a member of MCCA Mardi Gras Association, where was a charter member of the GiGi Girls.

A loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother, Olie is survived by four children, Linda Brennan, Sheila Brennan Seal (Randy Seal), Bernie Brennan (Christi Brennan), Jennifer Brennan Scianna (Stanley Scianna); nine grandchildren, Christi Seal Brown (Barrett Brown), Rand Seal (Jennifer Seal), Katie Scianna Moore (Bobby Moore), Kristen Scianna Sentell (Christopher Sentell), Lee Seal (Kayla Seal), Sarah Seal (Thomas Miller), Jonathan Scianna (Chelbe Crain), Nicholas Brennan and James Brennan; six great-grandchildren, Beau Brown, Scianna Moore, Halle Seal, John Robert Moore, Breelyn Seal and Emmaline Sentell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Olie was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Brennan Sr.; a daughter, Ann Marie Brennan Roe; one grandson, Derrick Brennan Seal; her parents, Frank and Orleana Walters; two sisters, Genevieve Montero and Elise Fallon; and one brother, Lawrence Walters.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation Catholic School or Church.