Máire Teresa Brennan, 78 of Acworth, GA, joined her Heavenly father on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Máire was born on October 15th, 1935 in Dublin, Ireland to Mary “May” and Andrew Byrne. She was one of eight children. Máire is preceded in death by her loving husband Richard, her siblings Bernard, Oliver and Carmel Byrne. She is survived by her three sons – Bernard, Richard, and Eamonn; her four daughters – Yvonne Crist, Paula Fay, Catherine Wrightstone, Sinead Coll and their respective spouses; her twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Máire retired in 2008 after 10 years of service at Publix. Máire will be remembered above all as a loving, devoted wife and mother and humanitarian who gave freely to those in need, and for her tremendous love of the arts. As expressions of sympathy, the family asks in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to Heritage Hospice of Marietta, GA or to the United Way. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church with Father Jose Kochuparampil officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday Aug. 4 between the hours of 6 until 8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:30. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, GA. (770) 422-7299.