SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Services will be private at the convenience of the family for Brendan J. O’Hearne, 43, who died unexpectedly on June 10 in San Francisco. There will be no calling hours.
Formerly of the Upper Valley, he had resided in San Francisco for 10 years.
Brendan was born on Sept. 14, 1968 in El Paso, Texas son of James T. O’Hearne and Rosanne (McBride) O’Hearne.
Brendan is survived by his mother, Rosanne Arenburg and stepfather, David Arenburg of Lebanon, N.H.; his father, James T. O’Hearne and his partner Lyn Stewart of Dover, N.H.; a sister, Erin and nephew, Michael of White River Junction; a grandmother, Marilyn Fullerton of Claremont, N.H.; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He leaves his dog and best friend and constant companion, Dudley. Brendan and Dudley were inseparable. He leaves his Pastor, Gregory Chisholm and his church family of Temple Baptist Church in San Francisco; as well as two special friends where were “angels” in his life, Larissa Clark of New York and Shaene Siders.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth McBride and Kathryn Carver; paternal grandfather, Thomas Hearne; and maternal uncle Barry McBride.
Brendan’s passion in life was cooking and he was a fabulous cook who worked at many fine-dining establishments, both in the Upper Valley and in California, including the Parker House Inn, Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, The Quechee Club and Simon Pearce.
Brendan was a man of great faith, loving and kind. He always had a big smile, a terrific sense of humor and an infectious laugh.
Donations may be made to the ASPCA or local humane shelters.
This obituary first appeared in the June 28, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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