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Enola Griffin Brennan, age 100, of Beavercreek, Ohio, formerly of Deferiet NY, passed away January 16, while residing with her son Terry Brennan.

Enola was born Aug. 23, 1913 in St. Regis Falls, NY, daughter of Ernest W. Griffin and Mable M. Griffin. After graduating from Carthage High School in 1931 she married James Edward Brennan of Sackets Harbor, NY in 1935 at St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church, Deferiet, NY.

Her husband James’ career as a research chemist took the family from Dexter NY, to Niagara Falls NY, Brevard NC, Arecibo Puerto Rico, and ultimately Trenton NJ.

Musically talented, Enola played the piano at the Watertown J.J. Newberry Store, demonstrating sheet music for customers from 1933 to 1935. While residing in Brevard NC, she was a substitute teacher. Enola enjoyed communicating with family and friends by email up until age 98, and creating her own seasonal greeting cards on her computer.

In their New Jersey retirement community she was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and its choir organist for 34 years, from 1978 to 2012.

Enola was predeceased by her son Darol in 1939, and her husband James of 58 years in 1993.

She is survived by daughter Anita Craker and husband Conan of Duluth GA, daughter Marcia Henderson of Greer, SC, and son Terry and spouse Collette of Beavercreek Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grand children and great-great grandchildren.

Enola is survived by her sister-in-law Jeannie Brennan and niece Constance Brennan Barone, of Sackets Harbor, NY. Also by Nephews Kurt and Claude Alverson and niece Kay Hillman with summer home in Dexter, NY.

Internment will be in the Black River Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in July. Condolences may be made on the Johnson Funeral Home website.

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