BAR HARBOR — Brenner Fillmore Eugenides, 26, died at Brooklyn (New York) Hospital on March 7. Brenner was loved deeply by his parents, Kim Harty of Bar Harbor, Brent Eugenides of Groton, Conn. and stepmother, Robyn Hoffmann of Groton; and his sister, Kallie Eugenides and her partner Michael Branciforte of Bar Harbor.
Brenner was the inspired lead guitarist of Broken Glow, which is based in Brooklyn. In addition, he was a gifted soundstage and recording technician. Brenner’s passions included travel, skateboarding, cooking, snowboarding, visiting the race track, cats, and “all things New York.”
Due to his physical beauty, wit, and wry sense of humor, Brenner was usually the center of attention as soon as he walked into a room. His passage is felt deeply by his bandmates who were more than friends to him, and all members of the musical community in Brooklyn.
He will be missed by all who ever heard him play the guitar. Brenner will stay “forever young” in the hearts of those who knew him.
Brenner was born in Grosse Pointe, Mich., on Nov. 6, 1985. He graduated from the Regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough (RHAM) High School in 2003 and received his associate’s degree, magna cum laude, from the Hartford Conservatory in Hartford.
He is also survived by his grandparents, Wanda Eugenides of Contoocook, N.H., Fillmore Harty of Portsmouth, N.H., and Jean Harty of Franklin, Maine. Brenner was the beloved nephew of Jan Eugenides of Washington, Ore.; Jeffrey Eugenides of Princeton, N.J.; Collin Harty of Stafford Springs, Conn.; Drew Harty of Treadwell, N.Y.; and Dr. Heather Hoffmann of Lancaster, Penn. Brenner was adored by his cousins Anna Harty, Georgia Eugenides, Joel Eugenides, Jenna Eugenides, Alicia Eugenides, Ella Theuer, and Sam Davis.
His family would like to thank the staff of Brooklyn Hospital.
Family members celebrated his life in a private gathering March 10, 2012 in Groton, Conn. A musical celebration of Brenner’s life will take place later this year. For more information, please visit the Facebook page of Broken Glow.
Charitable contributions may be made in Brenner’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.JDRF.org.