It is with profound sadness that Brendan Robert Hurley passed away tragically on July 16, 2019. Brendan is proceeded in death by his father Spencer Jarrett Wayne Gardner and his Uncle Robert Joseph Hurley both of New Jersey. Born January 19,1996 in New Jersey, he relocated to North Carolina at the young age of 10 with his mother and sisters.
Brendan was a beautiful young man who always put his family first. He was not only an amazing son, brother, and grandson, he was a proud, loving and devoted father. The slightest mention of his beautiful daughter Rosalie would bring out a smile that lit up any room he was in. Rosalie was his life and passion and adored her with a love that in indescribable.
Brendan was the oldest and only son. He took great pride in protecting his sisters and being there for them whenever they needed him. He would constantly give them advice and crack jokes with them. He loved his sisters and was a huge part of their growing process.
Brendan was the first-born grandson on the Hurley side. He was devoted and loving and had a very big soft spot for his grandmother Nancy Ianniello in particular. He was especially fond of her cookies that she would make, and he would keep to himself. When it came to Nana’s baking, he was selfish and wasn’t ashamed of it.
Brendan was the first-born child and only son to Laura. He was a mama’s boy to the core, and everyone knew it. The bond that they shared was noticed even by strangers and was an inspiration to other parents who would constantly comment on how they hoped they would have a similar relationship with their own kids. Laura constantly spoke about him and how proud she was of him and the man he became. If there is anything we know about Laura and her kids is that the closeness and love was always apparent.
Brendan loved hard. If he loved you or cared for you in any capacity, you would know it by his loyalty and devotion. Brendan was a hard worker and a devoted employee. He had a strong work ethic and was always a team player. Brendan loved modern music and playing video games especially with his sisters. They would spend countless hours trying to beat him while he would make animated sounds at them because they just couldn’t. Every now and again they would win a round, but he constantly reminded them that he was the big brother and they weren’t ready yet. If you were fortunate to get close to Brendan you could always feel his loyalty, but if you were in any way disloyal to him, he would disconnect the relationship immediately.
Brendan is survived by his mother Laura Hurley of North Carolina. His daughter Rosalie of North Carolina. Five sisters Kelsey, Reilly, Jamera of North Carolina, and Lynncia and Ashley of New Jersey , and four brothers, Jarrett, Derrick, Andrew, and Jordan all from New Jersey, his grandparents Nancy Ianniello and Robert Hurley of North Carolina and Pearl Gardner of New Jersey, Uncles , aunts and cousins and many loved ones who were family by choice. He is always loved and will always be missed.
Brendan’s family will receive friends 4:00-6:00 pm Monday, July 29th followed by his funeral services in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811
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