Haverhill — Robert J. Bresnahan, 73, of Haverhill passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Penacook Place in Haverhill.
He was born in Haverhill on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1938, son of the late Maurice and Helen (Ring) Bresnahan. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the US Allegheny, ATA 179, from 1956-1960.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth A. (Walsh) Bresnahan, Robert J. Bresnahan, Jr. of Haverhill, Kathleen Steele of Danville, N.H., Doreen Bresnahan of Amesbury, Christine and her husband Ret. CSM Gary Bronson of Evans, Ga., and Karen Bresnahan of Haverhill; sister, Maureen Daly; brothers, Richard and Maurice Bresnahan; five grandchildren, Sgt. Jeremy Steele and his wife Yuri, Sean Steele, Aisling Steele, Gwendolyn Bronson and Alicia Bronson; a great-grandson, Aiden Steele; sister-in-law, Johanna Johnstone; and lifelong friends, Raymond White, Barbara Courtney and Nicholas Daly, as well as nine nephews and two nieces.
ARRANGEMENTS: At his request, a Memorial Mass will be held at a future day and time to be announced. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to Penacook Place Employee Fund, Tree of Dreams Program at Penacook Place, 150 Water Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit