Thursday, January 1, 2015

John Thomas Brannan USS Sennet (SS-408)

John Thomas Brannan, 89, a longtime Mount Vernon resident, passed away December 27, 2014 at the family home. He was born June 19, 1925 in Wilson Creek, Washington, the son of John W. and Louise Brannan. He graduated from Clarkson High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation. He served in the US Navy submarine service in the South Pacific during WWII. He qualified in USS Hammerhead (SS-364) in 1945, served in CSD-301 Relief Crew, CSD-101 Relief Crew and USS Sennet (SS-408), and was RT2(SS) when released by the Navy in 1946. After WWII he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a devout Cougar Fan. On February 9, 1950 he married Margaret Bowling. He retired from Shell Refinery in Anacortes after 30 years. He was a Senior Engineer. He was a wonderful husband, great father and an amazing grandfather. He was kind, intelligent and very generous. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Peg. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Ed and Bob, sisters Helen, Marie, Jo and Gladys. He is survived by his sons, Michael Brannan and William P. Brannan, daughters, Mary Brannan, Elizabeth Feller and Molly O'Connor; and ten grandchildren. A Rosary will be Held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. A graveside service will follow the funeral mass at Hawthorne Memorial Park followed by a reception in the Hawthorne Reception Room. Please share your thoughts of John and sign the online guest register at In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to Immaculate Conception Regional School, 1321 E Division St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA. Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Dec. 31, 2014


Received this notice this morning, Jan 1, 2015. I do not have a home address for John T. but you can post to the funeral home.

John served aboard Sennet during the years 1945-1946 as a RT2c(SS).


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