Kathleen M. Bresnahan, loving wife and mother passed away on October 3, 2004 - She was 75. Her family was by her side. Kathleen suffered from an aggressive form of brain cancer. A Redondo Beach native, Kathleen enjoyed growing up in the warm weather of Southern California and enjoyed being active in local politics, sports, singing and going to church at St. James Catholic Church, in Redondo Beach. Kathleen's parent's were from Ireland originally and settled here in the South Bay. Having this upbringing, Kathleen learned to master the art of singing Irish folk songs. Her talent in this area was of the highest level. Kathleen's love of the Mountains and specifically the Sierra's in Northeastern California was always passionate throughout her life. Many days were spent at the end of a fishing pole or at the wheel going up Hwy. 395. She spent her lifetime teaching her children how important God's gift of nature was and how it should not be overlooked. Kathleen met John Bresnahan and wed on September 5, 1955 at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. During their 49 year marriage, Kathleen and John raised six children. While mothering 6 children, Kathleen, being very energetic, managed to further her career in procurement and engineering within the aerospace industry. At that time, (1970's) women represented only a tiny majority within this technical field. Over the years, Kathleen was involved in many important Projects and Programs at both Rockwell and later, Hughes Helicopters. All, while providing a loving home to John and six active children. Kathleen is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Bresnahan; 4 Sons, John of Phoenix, AZ, Roger of Colfax, Ca., Patrick of Torrance Ca., and Dan of Redondo Beach, Ca.; 2 Daughters, Mary of Tuscon, AZ. And Kathleen of Bullhead City, AZ; and six grandchildren. A rosary is scheduled at McCormick Morturary in Redondo Beach, for Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyrs Church in Redondo Beach on Friday, October 8 , 2004 at 10:00 AM.

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  1. Kathleen\’s friends in her mountain community of Big Bear, California, where she resided for the past few years, will miss her.

  2. Kathleen\’s friends in her mountain community of Big Bear, California, where she resided for the past few years, will miss her.

  3. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Bresnahan family. Although we only had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen one time, her daughter, Mary, is a very close and special friend to us and feel we know Kathleen through Mary. Sincerely, Kris & Dennis Braunreiter

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