Barbara Ann Clark Brennan, a member of the famous Brennan family of New Orleans restaurateurs, died Saturday in Long Beach, Mississippi. She was 82.
She was married to Owen E. “Pip” Brennan Jr., the son of family patriarch Owen Brennan Sr.
Owen Brennan Sr. opened Brennan’s Restaurant at Bourbon and Bienville streets in 1946. It moved to 417 Royal St. in 1956. After closing briefly in 2013, it is now operated by Ralph Brennan, a cousin of Pip Brennan’s.
Barbara Brennan was raised in Mobile, Alabama, and attended Spring Hill College there, where she met and married her husband of 60 years.
The couple were longtime parishioners of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in New Orleans and, since 2008, of Holy Family Church in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
A convert to the Catholic faith, she was devoted to the church and loved the outdoors, especially fishing with her family, family members said. She also was a gifted gardener, artist and music composer.
Besides her husband, survivors include three sons, Owen E. Brennan III, B. Clark Brennan and Blake W. Brennan; a daughter, Shannon Brennan Mayeaux; a sister, Rebecca Clark Sullivan; and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923 Josephine St., in New Orleans, followed by a Mass. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., in New Orleans.