Gerald M. Brenner, 80, of Woonsocket, died July 15, 2019 after battling Parkinson’s for over a decade, in Landmark Medical Center Woonsocket. He was the husband of Marjory (Miller) Brenner whom he married on June 23, 1963. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Morris and Sylvia (Pullman) Brenner.
Mr. Brenner was a graduate of Woonsocket High School class of 1956, received a B.A from URI in 1960 where he was also a member of its’ Golden Grads Committee and received his Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1965. He was an attorney and partner for many years with the firm Zimmerman, Roszkowski & Brenner. In 2015, he was honored for being admitted to the RI Bar Association for fifty years. He was proud to have represented many clients in both state and federal courts in RI and MA. In 1984, he was admitted to appear in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Brenner was a life member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He was past president of the former Woonsocket lodge B’nai B’rith and a current board member for Congregation B’nai Israel. Mr. Brenner was honored for his learn to swim program through the YMCA in Woonsocket. He was also recently honored for his fifty two years of community service to the Woonsocket Rotary Club where he served as past president and Paul Harris Fellow.
Gerald played tennis at Fore Court Tennis Club for over forty years. He also skied for over twenty five years, beginning at age 47, skiing in ME, NH, VT, MA and Colorado. Travelling with family and friends was a joy of his, especially trips to U.S. national parks, cruises and throughout Europe. Additionally, he enjoyed photography and making family picture calendars from 2000 – 2018.
Along with his wife Marjory, he is survived by his four sons, Jeffrey Brenner, Esq. and his wife Elizabeth Brenner, Esq. of Barrington, Dr. Richard Brenner and his wife Dr. Andrea Brenner of Bethesda, MD, Todd Brenner and his wife Dr. Lauren Brenner of Waltham, MA, and Dr. Jay Brenner and his wife Larissa of Manlius, NY; his brother, Henry Brenner of Fargo, ND; his sister, Zita Kaplan of Delray Beach, FL; as well as eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Alexis, Talia, Caleb, Jared, Hudson and Skylar.
His family greatly appreciates the care and compassion of the staff at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket, where he resided the past two years.
His funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11 AM in Congregation B’nai Israel, 224 Prospect St., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in B’nai Israel Cemetery, Mendon Rd., Woonsocket. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chevra Kadisha and the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. The family will observe Shiva at 230 Highland Corporate Dr., Apt 203, Cumberland, RI 02864. Wednesday, 6-8 PM; Thursday, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM; and Friday 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woonsocket Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 154, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or Friends of B’nai Israel Cemetery, P.O. Box 250, Slatersville, RI 02876.
Woonsocket Rotary Club Foundation
P.O. Box 154, Woonsocket RI 02895
Friends of B'nai Israel Cemetery
P.O. Box 250, Slatersville RI 02876