John Francis Bracken

  • Born: September 8, 1952
  • Died: June 27, 2021
  • Location: Yonkers, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

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Johnny will be remembered as level headed gentleman, with a dry sense of humor.

John "Johnny" Bracken of Yonkers New York, formerly of Kilbeggan Co. Westmeath passed away suddenly on June 27th 2021. He was 68 years old. Born in Kilbeggan to Patrick and Nora Bracken, Johnny was the youngest of 5 children. 'Johnny attended Kilbeggan Boys National School and subsequently graduated from Tullamore College'

Having graduated in 1971 Johnny would learn his trade as a carpenter at Dunne's Joinery, Rahugh in Kilbeggan. He worked for a while at Fabricast, Kilbeggan and would also spend time working in Germany with his friend Tony Cantwell. Johnny loved working with his hands. After returning from Germany he would build his own home in Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath where he lived before moving to the United States.

Johnny continued to work as a carpenter after he moved to New York. He did a lot of work at Regis High School where he was very well thought of. In his spare time he loved to golf, watch his beloved Manchester United, attend horse racing, whether it was in Saratoga, Belmont, Ireland or England. Every year Johnny looked forward to his annual golf trip to Ocean City, Maryland where he enjoyed spending time with friends.

Johnny will be remembered as level headed gentleman, with a dry sense of humor. He was a great listener and was always fun to be around.

Johnny is survived by his wife Helena, his brothers Brendan (Ann) and Tommy Bracken. His many nephews and nieces, his brother in laws, and sister in laws, father in law and mother in law as well as his many friends. Johnny will be missed by everyone who knew him. He is predeceased by his father Patrick, his mother Nora and his brothers Paddy and Brian.

A celebration of Johnnys life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York on Wednesday June 30th from 5-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Church on Thursday July 1st at 10:45 am. Interment will be private. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.

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Helena, So sorry to hear about the passing of Johnny. My heart & prayers go out to you & the rest of the family. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Tara Mulligan - Mt Pleasant, SC - Friend   July 17, 2021

Helena, I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Such heartbreaking news. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May he rest in perfect peace. X

Posted by Miriam Flahive - Cork, Ireland   July 05, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Helena on the death of Johnny. May he rest in peace.
Jack and Mary Flahive, Doneraile.

Posted by Mary Flahive - Doneraile - Family   July 04, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Helena and the Bracken family on the sad passing of Johnny. Taken too soon. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Donie and Claire Meehan - Mullingar - Friend   July 03, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Helena on the passing of Johnny, may he Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunty Mary

Posted by Mary Morton - Liscarroll - Family   July 02, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Helena and the Bracken family on the passing of Johnny, may he Rest in Peace. Aunty Sheila

Posted by Sheila O'Callaghan - Churchtown - Family   July 02, 2021

Helena, deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Johnny, our thoughts and prayers are with you, just sorry that we can't be there in person. May he Rest in Peace. Mary and Caylem O'Callaghan.

Posted by Mary O'Callaghan - Churchtown - Family   July 02, 2021

Rip Johnny

Posted by Martin FLANAGAN Lowertown Rahugh, Kilbeggan.Co. westmeath. Ireland - Family Friend   July 02, 2021

Rest In Peace, Johnny

Posted by Brian Leonard    July 01, 2021

Johnny was a wonderful man. He was smart, had common sense and was a great problem-solver. He was always willing to share his knowledge and ideas with the rest of us. He was a quality person who did quality work. Johnny was warm, friendly and funny, and I was always happy to see him when he came to help us at Regis. I offer my prayers and sympathy to all his family and friends.

Posted by Ralph Nofi - Brooklyn, NY - friend   July 01, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the Bracken Family at this sad time ,may Johnny rest in peace .

Posted by pat Lynagh - Kilbeggan   July 01, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Helena and the Bracken family on the death of Johnny.
May he rest in peace.
My thoughts are with you at this very sad time

Posted by Eileen Courtney - Dublin - Family   July 01, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Helena and the Bracken family on Johnny's passing. In our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Noel and Majella McGregor, Listowel, Kerry

Posted by noel mcgregor - Friend   June 30, 2021

Deepest sympathy to you Helena on the untimely passing of Johnny ,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Posted by Sinead and Myles kearney - moyvane listowel co Kerry - friend   June 30, 2021

Helena, sincere sympathy on the death of Johnny. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Con & Anne O'Keeffe - Cork - Friend   June 30, 2021

Thinking of you all during this difficult time

Posted by Eileen & Hugh Flanagan - Kilbeggan Ireland - Friend   June 30, 2021

Helena I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this heartbreaking time. May Johnny Rest In Peace.

Posted by Tina McNulty - Congers, NY - Friend   June 30, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all the Brackens
Kathleen Pidgeon (nee Phylan) Kilbeggan

Posted by Kathleen Pidgeon - Kilbeggan   June 30, 2021

Dear Helena
Very sorry to hear of Johnny's death.
May he Rest In Peace
Andrew O Keeffe.

Posted by Andrew O Keeffe - Ireland - Family   June 30, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all the family

Posted by Oliver Finn - Kilbeggan - Classmate   June 30, 2021

So sorry for your loss condolences to all the family our prayers are with you all at this sad time. May He rest in peace

Posted by Josephine and Bernard Duffy née (Craig) Duffy    June 30, 2021

Dearest Helena. Thinking of you at this heartfelt time. Sending you so much love. Xx

Posted by ita tunney - Dublin 16 - Family   June 29, 2021

Our very sincere sympathy Helena on Johnny's death.
You are in our thoughts and prayers on this very sad occasion .
Danny & Orma O Keeffe.

Posted by Danny O Keeffe - Ireland - Family   June 29, 2021

Deepest sympathies to the Bracken family on the passing of John,May his soul rest in peace,

Posted by Declan and Finnuala Bracken - Tullamore Ireland - Family Friend   June 29, 2021

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Rest in peace Johnny.

Posted by Alison Mcgregor byrne - Bray. Co wicklow. Ireland - Acquaintance   June 29, 2021

Saddened to hear of Johnny's sudden passing. Sincere sympathy to Helena.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Donal & Ita O'Keeffe - Dublin - Family   June 29, 2021

Thinking of Helena and the Bracken family at this sad and difficult time Johnny was a great friend of my brother Eric who I'm sure was waiting for him with the golf clubs ready ! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Karen McGregor-May - Co Wicklow Ireland - Acquaintance   June 29, 2021

May you rest peacefully in God's warm embrace. You will be greatly missed, especially on 84th Street.
I hope you are playing golf with EM.
Sincere condolences to the Bracken Family

Posted by Elisa Zamora - New York, NY - Friend   June 29, 2021

Sad to hear this news . Johnny always great character and former neighbor when you lived on the Mullingar rd Tyrrellspass. We always had a few beers if we met in New York. Condolences to all the families

Posted by Frank Gillespie - Boston, MA - Friend   June 28, 2021

Rest In Peace Johnny. You were always very good to the McGregor family. Thinking of you Helena ❤

Posted by Kathleen McGregor - Bronx, NY - Friend   June 28, 2021


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