Brent Deehan

Obituary of Brent Patrick Deehan


DEEHAN, Brent Patrick

April 22, 1969-April 9, 2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved partner, father, papa, son, brother and uncle. He leaves behind his cherished wife and best friend Darlene Pfaff of 21 years and his children, Joshua (Terry) Deehan, Kiana Deehan , Amanda (Matt) Younan and Matthew (Enita) Bergeron who he was so very proud of. Adored Papa of Savannah, Gavin, Liam, Bentley, Maeve, Ensley and Niall. Precious son of Donna (nee O’Neil) and Roy Deehan and son-in-law of Brigitte (Vincent Palazzolo) Pfaff, Ronald (Jill) Pfaff and Bernice and John Wuschenny. Dearest brother of Paula (Joe) Schmidt and brother-in-law of Evelyn Pfaff, Ron Pfaff, Mark Pfaff, Darryl Pfaff. Best uncle of his Godchild Erica Schmidt, Brett and Olivia Schmidt, Josh, Justin, Jake (Eric), Taylor and Devin. Brent will also be remembered and missed by his large extended O’Neil and Deehan family, especially his cherished God parents, Sharon Riedel and Ed Markham, and his numerous friends. Brent was a hard worker, always first to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed him. He was super proud of his family and never missed an opportunity to share that. He owned and operated Dial Doors and was a member of Local 700 Ironworkers. He was also an avid sports fan and a former player with the Essex 73’s. His Irish heritage is something he shared with everyone and his larger than life personality and HUGE heart will always be remembered by all that knew and loved him. It comforts us knowing there were so many loving family members waiting to welcome him home.


A Family Service to celebrate Brent’s life will take place on Wednesday, April 14 at 1:30 pm at Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Due to restrictions being enforced with the Covid crisis, the service will be limited to family. Those that wish to show support are welcome to watch the livestream on Brent’s profile at and join the family to follow in procession leaving from Reid Funeral Home at 2:15 pm to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone where an in-car graveside service and interment will take place. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. All those attending must wear a mask. If desired, memorial donations made to W.E. Care for Kids or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at