Iloene “Posey” Flower Brennan

Iloene “Posey” Flower Brennan

                                     Iloene “Posey” Flower Brennan

Iloene “Posey” Brennan, 94, passed away May 8th, just 10 days shy of her 95th birthday. Iloene was born may 18th, 1925 in Hartland Four Corners to Diamond Rose and J. Howard Flower. 

    She graduated from Windsor High School as class Valedictorian. Iloene then graduated from UVM with a B.A. in English. She married her first husband George “Bud” Adams, but he passed away unexpectedly shortly thereafter. Iloene then went back to UVM to obtain her teaching degree and went on to teach at Beeman Academy, Bristol High School, and Mount Abraham UHS where she met the love of her life, Joseph Brennan. She and Joe married in 1975 and she inherited three sons, Kenneth, Richard, and Michael whom she raised from the age of 7.

    Iloene and Joe spent many wonderful years together enjoying the company of family and friends, and especially their annual winter trips to Florida to spend time with her sister Ildolyn and her husband Robert Ahearn until Joe’s passing in 1998.

    Iloene achieved her dream of writing 2 books and having them published.  She was also an ordained Lay Minister and Hospice volunteer for many years.

    She leaves behind her sister Ildolyn and Husband Robert Ahearn, stepsons Kenneth Brennan and wife Nancy, Richard and wife Karin, Michael Brennan and wife Sheila. She also has many nieces, nephews, grand children, great, and great great grand children whom she loved dearly.  Iloene was predeceased by brothers Thalen, Launise, and Norlan Flower, sisters Mavis Ebbett, Lyrace Fontaine, Gracile Lord, and Zelva Ladeau.  Iloene also leaves many precious friends, especially her dear neighbor and friend Linda Lathrop who visited her everyday for years and helped her in so many ways.

     Due to the Covid Situation a memorial service will be held at a later date which will be posted prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed in her memory to “The Bristol Rescue Squad”, 45 Monkton Rd, Bristol, VT 05443. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Judy Rice
4 years ago

I met Iloene at Mt. Abe in 1970.when I began my teaching career there. My fondest memory is car pooling with Iloene and a couple of other Vergennes area colleagues during the gasoline “shortage” of ’73. We got to know each other professionally and personally in those daily commutes. Iloene was a wonderful person, full of grace and stories. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Judy Rice

Rebecca Pellerin
4 years ago

My heart goes out to you Mike during this time of loss…. Lovely written obituary.

Karin Brennan
4 years ago

Posy we willl certainly miss our monthly luncheons…..You loved every lunch I brought you!!!!And especially the deserts! Wish I could of been there holding your hand!!I will miss and always love you!!!!You taught me so much in the years I knew you!Much Love always Karin and Rick!

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