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Brendan J. Tobin

Brendan J. Tobin
1944 – 2024
Retired Lowell Police Officer, Loving Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend

Boca Raton, FL Brendan Tobin, age 79, died peacefully Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at his home in Boca Raton, FL.  Brendan was born December 27, 1944 in Lowell, MA. He was the son of the late Thomas F. and Mary (McGlynn) Tobin. He was the beloved husband of Ellen (Lumbert) Tobin for 48 years up to the time of her passing in 2020.

Brendan was a  lifelong resident of Lowell before his retirement to Florida in 2017.  He was a graduate of St. Peters School, Keith Academy, Coyne Electrical School, and UMass Lowell where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice.  

Brendan was a proud veteran of the Lowell Police Force, having earned the rank of Sergeant. He retired in 2000. Brendan loved to watch, read, and study all sports. He was a diehard fan of all Boston sports teams. He played for the Nashua Colts of the Atlantic Coast Football League in the 1960s. He was an assistant coach of the Tewksbury High School Football team that won the 1996 MIAA Super Bowl Championship.  He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O.E., Chelmsford/Lowell chapter.

An avid golfer, Brendan was a long time member of Longmeadow Golf Club. He was an active participant in the goodwill of the club, and he forged many strong friendships there. Long Meadow was a big part of his family of friends. Brendan participated in the inaugural Lowell Public Links Golf Tournament where he recorded a Hole-in-One on the ninth hole at Tyngsboro Country Club.

Brendan is survived by his two brothers and one sister: Thomas and Elizabeth (Heenan) Tobin of Lowell; Kevin and Patricia (Gendron) Tobin of Lowell; Miriam Carter and her husband T. Barton Carter of Boston; and a sister-in-law Kathleen (Gallagher) Tobin of North Reading. Though Brendan had no children of his own, he was the treasured uncle to 11 nieces & nephews, 27 grand and 5 great-grand nieces and nephews. Brendan was predeceased by his brother, John S. Tobin of North Reading.

The family would like to thank Brendan’s dear friends, Bernie and Joyce Kokinos, for the companionship and care they gave to Brendan over the last few years.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 all are welcome to attend his calling hours from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell 978-452-6361. His funeral mass will be offered after the calling hours at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Church, 144 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brendan’s name to the Longmeadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852. Please find us on Facebook or visit www.MahoneyFuneralHome to leave the family a message of condolence at any time.


  • Tsom and Paula Leonard Posted April 29, 2024 6:00 pm

    Tom and family, our sympathies on the loss of Brendan. Our prayers are for you all.

  • Rajan Verma Posted April 30, 2024 1:30 am

    Brendon was a real gentleman, something rare in life. He was polite, helpful and patient and a good listener, qualities rare at LMGC. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his Family and all who will miss him at LMGC.

  • David Posted April 30, 2024 8:14 am

    So sorry to hear of Brendan’s passing. Played golf with him quite a few times. Great, great guy! He will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Eddie and Ann Maciejewski Posted April 30, 2024 10:19 am

    Kevin and Patty and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of the loss of Brendon. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers

  • Jerelyn Brousseau Posted April 30, 2024 7:35 pm

    Kevin and Patty
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother Brendan. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Stephen & Dianne Tobin Posted May 4, 2024 8:46 am

    Tom,Miriam and Kevin Sorry to hear of your loss..Brendon was a great person and will be missed by many. RIP my cousin. St. Patrick and St.Peter are at the Golden gates waiting your arrival.

  • Frank Rouine Posted May 9, 2024 5:18 am

    I am very sorry to hear of Brendan’s passing. I knew him from my time at the Lowell Police Department. My prayers are with the Tobin Family.

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