Edward P. Brennan, 50, active in youth sports programs

Edward P. Brennan of Ridgefield,  who had been active in youth sports in Ridgefield for many years, died on Thursday evening at the Danbury Hospital after being stricken ill.  He was 50 years old and the husband of Suzanne C. Bellagamba Brennan

Mr. Brennan was born in Bridgeport, Sept. 18, 1962, son of Kathleen (Coyle) Brennan of Ridgefield and the late John Brennan.

He grew up in Stratford, attended Stratford High School where he served as class president and actively played sports.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University where he majored in business/marketing.

A health care computer software specialist, he was a vice-president of sales for MDeverywhere of Long Island, N.Y.

An area resident for the past 20 years, he has been a Ridgefield resident for the past 11 years coming from New Fairfield.  An avid sportsman, he participated in the Ridgefield Men's Softball League, coached youth sports and was a member of St. Mary's Parish.

Besides his wife of 24 years and his mother, Mr. Brennan is survived by a son, Matthew E. Brennan of Ridgefield; two daughters, Holly E. Brennan of New York, N.Y. and Hannah L. Brennan of Ridgefield;  two brothers, Terry Brennan and David Brennan of Canada; his Godson, Seth Brennan; and father and mother in law, Richard and Marilyn Bellagamba of Danbury.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 18,   at 10:15 AM in St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Monday, December 17,   from 4 PM to 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Brennan Children's Educational Fund, P.O. Box 459, Ridgefield, CT 06877-0459 would be appreciated.