Brendan J. Giblin

Date of Passing:

June 24, 2023

Giblin, Brendan J., 86, of Marnoch Drive, Seekonk, died peacefully on June 24, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Judith M. Giblin.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late James and Catherine (Grady) Giblin, he lived in Seekonk for 55 years and wintered in Ft. Myers, FL.

Mr. Giblin was a communication specialist for the former New England Telephone Company for 40 years before retiring in 2000. He received an Associate’s Degree from Bryant College.

Brendan was a communicant and Lay Minister of St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Ft. Myers, FL and a member of the Lexington Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL.

He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, especially the monarch butterfly and spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Giblin was a United States Marine Corps and United States Army Veteran.

Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by six children, Mary Elizabeth Giblin of Arlington, VA, Kristin Dodd Lindquist of Wellesley, MA, Brian Joseph Giblin of Westport, MA, Jennifer Ann Giblin of Chevy Chase, MD, Jon Kevin Giblin of Westport, MA and Kathryn Marie Rooper of Alexandria, VA; ten grandchildren and a sister, Roselyn Winterbottom of Barrington. He was the brother of the late Marcia K. Araujo.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday August 12, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling Hours are Friday August 11, 2023 from 5-7p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Brendan’s memory to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Judy:

    It is June 13, 2024. I was thinking about you and Brendan when I was passing by Warren Avenue. I just learned that Brendan had passed away last year. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I remember Brendan offering me a cup of water in your house when I was impolitely intruding your backyard without your permission. We had last email exchange back in May, 2016 when my mother passed away. Time flies. I hope you are healthy and doing well.


  2. Dear Judy and family. I was saddened to hear of dear Brendan’s passing. It was 22 years ago that I spent my first year next door to you at Lexington. You were both so friendly and kind to the new Scottish neighbor. So glad I managed to see you both last year.

  3. A really good man! So sorry Judy and family for your loss. Will remember him in our prayers 🙏🙏🙏 Richard and Denyse ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Brian and family, our deepest condolences from the Green Valley CC grounds crew.

  5. Brian

    So sorry for your loss !

    Frank Santos

  6. Brian, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Regrettably, I cannot attend the wake. Praying for you and your family.

  7. Dear Judy and Family,
    I sincerely regret that I will not be able to attend the Funeral and Mass in memory of Brendan.
    May memories of Brendan’s many acts of love and kindness bring you peace and comfort.
    With Much Love and Deep Sympathy.
    Cousin Kate

  8. Dear Giblin Family,
    So sorry to read of Brendan’s passing. I worked with him at New England Telephone. He was a great guy. May he Rest in Peace.

  9. Dear Judy and family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Brendan. He was a wonderful, kind man. We are sure Brendan is enjoying the beauty of heaven.

  10. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal.
    Love leaves a memory that no one can steal!
    With deepest sympathy,

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