Brendan Sheridan

April 10, 1949 -
January 28, 2024



Saturday February 3, 2024

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell MA 01851


Funeral Details


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:

American Cancer Society:

National Park Foundation:

9 responses to “Brendan Sheridan”

  1. Katie Huber says:

    I will always remember Brendan as the biggest fan at soccer games and track meets, cheering on his kids and their friends from the sidelines. I feel grateful to have known him, and see all the wonderful qualities of life he possessed embodied in his family (including the love of moose!). Sending love, peace, and comfort to his family ❤️

  2. Mindy Goodfriend Nelson says:

    Dear Carol, Brian and family,

    Our condolences for the passing of Brendan.

    We have long admired the caring support you gave to him. He was fortunate to have you.

    We hope that he is now at peace.

    In sympathy,
    Steve & Mindy Goodfriend Nelson

  3. Molly Keedy says:

    My heart goes out to Brendan’s family and friends during this difficult time. I wish I could have met him, he sounded like one heck of a guy. May the good memories bring you peace and comfort. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and sending you love.

  4. Carol Heepke says:

    So sorry for your loss Carol. You gave him so much loving care.
    So sorry Brendan never got to see a real Moose – we have so many here in Colorado since they were reintroduced in the 90s. Hopefully he is grazing at peace with them now in the great beyond!

  5. Rob Gleich says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Brendan– “Mr. Sheridan” as I knew him, or more frequently, “Shagg Pops.”

    I’ll always remember him on the sidelines at our soccer and lacrosse games. Tough to miss his glorious red beard among the crowd. And I have such a clear memory of his reaction whenever he stumbled upon Bobbins and I doing something incredibly stupid. Like he wanted to say something but didn’t want to ruin the fun.
    He was such an awesome guy, and his memory will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Sending love to the Sheridan family.
    You were a real one, Shagg Pops. Rest in peace.

  6. Susan Adele Edwards says:

    Dear Carol, Brendan, Brian, and Caitlin,
    Brendan, the senior, was so loved and cared for by you, and so proud of you from what I gather from Carol and the obituary. What a dad! What a man! What a companion and friend! May he be at peace and may he see and pet a moose over the great divide. My condolences and love.

  7. Jen Larrick says:

    When I think of Mr. Sheridan, I think of his joyful, playful energy. It seemed like he was always cracking jokes, which made him easy to be around as a kid. I also think of his love of nature and especially moose! I’ve been fortunate to see some moose, and each time I’ve thought to myself: “Mr. Sheridan was right! They are pretty magical!”, hoping that he had finally seen one, too. Thinking of you Caty, Brian, Steve, and Carol in this difficult time, and sending my love.

  8. Kath and Steve Klinghoffer says:

    Carol, so very sorry to hear about Brendan. You and the kids are in our thoughts. Wishing you only calm and peace as you go through this difficult time.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Myself and many others had the privilege of having Brendan as a patient over the last several months. His passion for Boston sports always made him a joy to have in the back of our trucks on his way to all those appointments. He always had a positive attitude, despite the Sox and Pats doing their best to ruin the mood. He was a genuinely kind soul that will be missed by all. We wish you nothing but peace and kindness in this trying time.

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