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, Nov. 24, 1938, son of the late Maurice and Helen (Ring) Bresnahan.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Elizabeth A. (Walsh) Bresnahan, Robert J. Bresnahan, Jr. of Haverhill, Kathleen Steele of Danville, NH, 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: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Nov 23rd at 5:30 at St. James Church, 185 Winter St, Haverhill. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. 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 or to the 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