It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brendan Sheridan, 74, who departed this life peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA. He was a resident of Boxborough, MA for over 20 years.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Brendan was the son of Raymond and Margaret (Foley) Sheridan. A 1968 graduate of Cresskill High School in NJ, Brendan entered the United States Army shortly afterwards, serving with honor in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star. He returned to the US in 1971 and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1975.
Brendan earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Framingham State University in 1985, while working at Boston Medical Center. He then pursued a career as a quality control technician, where he eventually retired from Haartz Corporation in 2009.
Despite his NJ upbringing, Brendan became a diehard Boston sports fan. He found most joy from the Red Sox, specifically going to Fenway Park with his children. He also had a great love for the outdoors, having spent meaningful time in Colorado and New Mexico. He was an avid cross-country skiier, hiker, and camper. He was a self-proclaimed moose enthusiast, despite never having seen one. He was known for his easy-going manner, his sense of humor, and his kind heart.
Brendan is survived by his long-term companion, Carol (Hackett) Sheridan of Littleton, MA, and his beloved children: Brendan Steven Sheridan and fiancée Alicia Garside of North Andover, MA; Brian Sheridan of Charlestown, MA; and Caitlin Sheridan and significant other Andrew Goralski of Brookline, MA. He is also survived by his brother Kevin Sheridan of Elmira, NY.
Brendan was preceded in death by his brother Richard Sheridan and sister Patricia Sheridan.
Visitation hours will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, MA 01851. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the following organizations that impacted his life:
American Kidney Fund: https://www.kidneyfund.org/give
American Cancer Society: https://donate.cancer.org
National Park Foundation: https://www.nationalparks.org/give