Brendan M Bolger

February 23, 1994April 13, 2018

Brendan M Bolger, age 24, of Rochester, NY passed away on Friday April 13, 2018. Brendan was born February 23, 1994 in Geneva, NY to Maureen Butler and Stephen M. Bolger.

Brendan graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2012 and received his Associate's Degree from FLCC in 2014. He was currently pursuing his degree in Counselor Education. He loved sports, playing football and Lacrosse. He also enjoyed music. Most recently Brendan found an artistic talent and was beginning to create paintings. Above all Brendan loved his family and enjoyed their company.

Brendan is survived by his father Stephen M. Bolger and mother Maureen (Edward) Butler, grandfather Andrew Bolger, step grandfather Brian Cougevan, Uncle Jim and Aunt Matina Bolger, Uncle Pat Cougevan, cousin Andrew Bolger, cousin Steven Bolger, Simon K-9 Companion and Jax Feline Friend and several aunts, uncles and great aunts and great uncles. Brendan was predeceased by his grandmother, Betty Cougevan.

A memorial service for Brendan will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Brendan's family will welcome floral gifts for his service or contributions in Brendan's memory may be made to Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte 14A, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.


  • Stephen M. Bolger, Father
  • Maureen Butler, Mother
  • Andrew Bolger, Grandfather
  • Brian Cougevan, Step Grandfather
  • Jim Bolger, Uncle
  • Matina Bolger, Aunt
  • Andrew Bolger, Cousin
  • Steven Bolger, Cousin
  • K-9 Companion, Simon
  • Feline Friend, Jax
  • Betty Cougevan, Grandmother
  • Also surviving are Several Aunts, Uncles, Great Aunts and Uncles.

  • Humane Society of Yates County


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 21, 2018

Brendan M Bolger

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Gabrielle Smith

April 20, 2018

Brendan and I became friends when we were in the same class at Brockport, we sat next to each other almost every day. He was an amazing person and a great friend. I am going to miss his smile and his laugh. Not a day went by that I didn't see a picture of Simon or Jax. I was lucky to know him and to be his friend. My deepest condolences to your family.

Kristen Oakes

April 19, 2018

Brendan grew up with my fiancé Cole Castle and his brother, and became a friend of mine throughout the past 6 years. He was such a funny, happy person. He absolutely loved his dog, he was sending me pictures as well as posting pictures of him of his dog weekly. And of course his cat. He came into my work for chicken wings almost every week with his friend Dale and his dad, also a very friendly person. He stayed at our house a few times when he lived in Penn Yan, and knew my toddler son as well as played with him. Me and my fiancé send our condolences to Brendan’s family and friends. It hurts so bad and my heart is heavy to have to write this, because Brendan recently changed his life for the better and wanted to accomplish so much more in life. You’re free now Brendan, fly high angel.

Laci Boozer

April 18, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss!! Brendan was like a second son to me. He was very special! He would come up and talk to me like he had known me his whole life! I am a Christian and we shared that in common and he would share other things. I gave him the best advice, just like my Mom would have given me. Last talk we had he was very happy and doing well! I will miss his kindness and beautiful smile!! Trust in him for he knows what is best for us!! Praying for the family at this time!