In Memory of Christian Brannan

Christian Alec Brannan, 27 of Howell, died after a courageous battle with cancer peacefully in his family’s home on Sunday morning, July 4th.

Christian was born to Lisa and Wayne Brannan on August 25, 1993, in Staten Island, NY, and the family moved to Howell Township in 2004. Christian attended Memorial Middle School, and he graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at Freehold Borough High School.  He went on to study Culinary Arts at Brookdale, where he was awarded his Associate’s Degree, and he continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Following his education, Christian joined Wholefood’s Market in Marlboro, where he was able to utilize his culinary talents in the kitchen preparing meals.

Christian was a car enthusiast.  He studied all aspects of cars, and he had a depth of knowledge that was second to none. He loved Ferraris, especially those that were special edition models and red in color.  He was a fan of Formula 1 and Grand Prix racing, and he also enjoyed racing related gaming on his Xbox. He loved to watch Marvel movies, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and many other types of action/adventure movies.

He had a passion for cooking so the holidays were a very special time for Christian, as he enjoyed preparing and cooking his favorites Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, and Swedish Meatballs for his family to enjoy. He was an honorable, caring, and loving person, who was dedicated to his family and his profession.

Surviving are Christian’s mother and father, Lisa Marie and Wayne Brannan; his brother, Jordan Brannan; his sister, Kaitlyn Brannan; his grandparents, Arlene Millwater, Angelo Padovano, and Helen Colangelo; and his uncles Anthony Brannan and Angelo Padovano. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Harold Foster Brannan, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 9th, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm, at Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ.  The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 10th, 10:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1 Phalanx Road (corner of Phalanx Road and Route 34), Colts Neck, NJ. Cremation will be private.
Ocular Melanoma is a rare disease.  Therefore funding for research to find a cure is very limited at this time. Contributions in Christian’s honor can be sent to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation.

Christian Alec Brannan

August 25, 1993 - July 4, 2021

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