Capt. Irish "Jackpot" Bresnahan

Capt. Agnes Irish “Jackpot” Bresnahan, US Army
10/05/1950 - 03/11/2009

Agnes M. Bresnahan, Captain, Retired U.S. Army, of Windham, New Hampshire, known to her friends and family as “Irish,” died after a long illness on March 11, 2009. She was the beloved daughter of the late John C. Bresnahan and Agnes Scanlan Bresnahan. Irish attended Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, Massachusetts and graduated from Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont on the ROTC program in 1972. She studied at the University of Texas in the post-graduate program.

Irish trained with the U.S. Army at Fort McClellan in Alabama and proudly served her country stateside and in Germany from 1971 until 1977. She earned The Army Commendation Medal four times, twice with the First Oak Leaf Cluster; she also received The National Defense Metal twice. After retiring from the military, she worked at the IRS as a computer systems analyst until 2005. She was a staunch advocate for veterans’ rights. She was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Disabled Veterans of America, the United Female Veterans of America, and the American Legion, among other veterans’ groups.

Irish is survived by her mother, Agnes J. Bresnahan of Lawrence, Pamela Sullivan of Windham, John and Leslie Bresnahan of North Andover, Michael Bresnahan of York, Maine, Kathleen and Al Augevich of Haverhill, Patricia and Charles Gately of Wareham, Mary Bresnahan of Methuen, Claire Bresnahan of Houston, Texas, James Bresnahan of Pacifica, California, Thomas and Janice Bresnahan of Haverhill, Theresa Bresnahan of Lawrence, Margaret and Ernesto Hernandez of Houston, Texas, Maureen Bresnahan of Lawrence, many nieces and nephews, one great nephew, and many, many friends. She was predeceased by her father, John C. Bresnahan, a former Massachusetts state representative.

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