Joseph S. Brosnan


Joseph S. Brosnan

Dexter, Michigan

At age 82, passed away on April 14, 2020 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. He was born on April 26, 1937 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank Sr. and Dorothy (Scott) Brosnan.

In 1970, he married Janice (Weber) in Dexter, Michigan, and she survives. Also surviving are three children, Edward (Kerry) Brosnan of Grass Lake, Ann Brosnan of St. Paul, MN, and Sarah Brosnan of Pentwater, MI; four grandchildren, Kate, Jacob, Logan, and Jocelyn; and one sister, Mary Sue Cox of Pinckney.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark, in 1992.

Joe had lived in the area for nearly 70 years. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1956-1958. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University and was a teacher for Ann Arbor Public Schools for 29 years.

He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served as a eucharistic minister for 30 years, serving communion to the homebound, and he taught catechism for 19 years. He was a Tri-athlete, and he enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of lawns for many years. He also enjoyed reading.

Private Graveside Services will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dexter. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to make a donation in Joe’s honor, may do so to the St. Louis Center or St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea.