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Trailblazer Judge Mary Murphy Brennan Dies02:22

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Judge Mary Murphy Brennan died this week.

A Charlestown native born of two Irish immigrants, Brennan worked her way up to become the first presiding female justice on the Charlestown District Court — at a time when she had virtually no female professional role models.

Judge Brennan's daughters joined us to remember her.


  • Mary Brennan
  • Judy Brennan

This segment aired on April 15, 2011.

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