Joann Brennan

Joann Brennan (Checkawhiz)

Thursday July 14, 1949 - Sunday October 27, 2019
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Loving Wife, Sister, Aunt, & Great Aunt

Joann Brennan, 70 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Born in Orange, Joann lived in Belleville and Bloomfield before coming to Nutley 19 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Angelina (DeRiggi) Checkawhiz, retiring as the owner and hairdresser of Expressions Hair Salon on Union Avenue in Nutley.
Joann is survived by her beloved husband Kenneth M. Brennan; a sister, Michele Carroll; niece and nephew, Courtney and Daniel; and great niece and great nephews, Jason, Aidan, and Caelyn.

The funeral service will be on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:45pm from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, (, 267 Centre St., Nutley.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be preferred.

Cremation will be private.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 3:45pm
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 3:45pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Private Cremation


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Phyllis Calabrese

Posted at 10:09pm
Fond memories of you always. The most kind, caring, considerate, fun loving, generous person that I have ever known. The most talented hairdresser also. We had fun working at the shop together. I will always remember the good times and your jolly personality. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, Jo. Say hello to Mom and Dad. Until we meet again, know that I never stopped loving you my dearest sister.
Rest In Peace. Your sister Phyllis.

Lori Randazzo

Posted at 11:26pm
To Joann’s family.. I worked with Joann and enjoyed her company she never complained about any issues she had. I was heartbroken when Kenny called to tell me Joann went to heaven. Rest In Peace Joann my friend.

Angel & Joe Bernardi

Posted at 05:43pm
Rest in Peace, JoAnn. We have so many beautiful memories of times spent together. You always had a smile for everyone. We will miss you. Love, Angel & Joe


Daniel Carroll

Posted at 01:11pm
Rest In Peace Aunt Joann. We will miss you always. Love Danny, Berty, Jason, Aidan, and Caelyn.

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