Brennan, Amy E.

Amy E. Brennan, age 66 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Wilmington, Amy was one of six siblings, being the only daughter of the late Irene (Bak) and Alfred E. Brennan. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Cullan Brennan and Matthew Brennan.

Amy graduated from Padua Academy in 1975 and The University of Delaware in 1981. Upon graduation, Amy pursued a career as a paralegal for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom law office. She later worked at ING Direct, as an executive assistant for the Board of Directors. Amy recently retired from BNY Melon, and served on the board of ContactLifeline in Delaware.

Amy was an avid reader and aced the NYT’s crossword puzzle (and their other games) daily. She bested everyone in Scrabble and enjoyed gardening and listening to music. As an accomplished cook and wonderful baker, you would often find a fresh loaf of homemade bread on the counter. Amy was a longtime nature-lover, a member of the Wilmington Trail Club and enjoyed her long walks at Bellevue State Park. Her most cherished times were spent with her sons. Amy especially enjoyed vacations with her sons and extended family.

Amy is survived by her sons, Samuel Phillips and Jackson Phillips; and brothers Cory Brennan (Robin), Michael Brennan and Thomas Brennan.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 10-11am at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, with a memorial service at 11. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 669, New Castle, DE 10720 or online at

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