Mary Jansky
B: 1923-03-12
D: 2021-04-09
View Details
Jansky, Mary
Linda Lynch
B: 1954-09-10
D: 2021-04-06
View Details
Lynch, Linda
William Tarbotton
B: 1927-10-16
D: 2021-04-03
View Details
Tarbotton, William
Sara Brown
B: 1928-11-20
D: 2021-04-03
View Details
Brown, Sara
Susan Young
B: 1937-12-23
D: 2021-03-29
View Details
Young, Susan
Elizabeth Brattlof
B: 1932-07-20
D: 2021-03-27
View Details
Brattlof, Elizabeth
Joseph Laughery
B: 1961-10-03
D: 2021-03-26
View Details
Laughery, Joseph
Dorothy Albright
B: 1934-08-20
D: 2021-03-25
View Details
Albright, Dorothy
Betty Kasper
B: 1925-11-16
D: 2021-03-24
View Details
Kasper, Betty
Ernest DeSordi
B: 1931-03-09
D: 2021-03-23
View Details
DeSordi, Ernest
Brenda Auzenne
B: 1959-05-06
D: 2021-03-22
View Details
Auzenne, Brenda
Paul Baratelli
B: 1942-02-21
D: 2021-03-21
View Details
Baratelli, Paul
Martin Waltsak
B: 1942-12-29
D: 2021-03-20
View Details
Waltsak, Martin
Gloria Leoniak
B: 1937-09-30
D: 2021-03-19
View Details
Leoniak, Gloria
Loretta Connolly
B: 1922-01-17
D: 2021-03-18
View Details
Connolly, Loretta
William Metting
B: 1935-11-03
D: 2021-03-17
View Details
Metting, William
Robert Avon
B: 1954-11-18
D: 2021-03-17
View Details
Avon, Robert
George Sullivan
B: 1946-10-04
D: 2021-03-16
View Details
Sullivan, George
Peter Flihan
B: 1937-11-01
D: 2021-03-15
View Details
Flihan, Peter
Eulalia Griffith
B: 1935-04-11
D: 2021-03-14
View Details
Griffith, Eulalia
John Paterno
B: 1937-12-16
D: 2021-03-11
View Details
Paterno, John


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2643 Old Bridge Rd
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: (732) 528-5500
Brenda Auzenne

Brenda Auzenne

Wednesday, May 6th, 1959 - Monday, March 22nd, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Brenda Auzenne, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Brenda Auzenne

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Brenda's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Brenda's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist



Brenda Marie Auzenne, 61, of Bradley Beach, New Jersey passed away Sunday, March 21st on the first full day of spring. On this day of rebirth, Brenda left the world surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A proud Texas native, Brenda was born in Jacinto City and when she was a toddler her family moved to Baytown. Brenda attended Ross S. Sterling High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class in 1977. She then studied chemical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where she met her soulmate, Russell Carrol Kurtz, a TA for one of her physics classes. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors in 1981 and accepted a job at Exxon.

In 1986, after 8 years of dating, Brenda gave up her Texas roots to marry Russell and follow him to New Jersey. There they both worked as engineers at AT&T. They continued working while raising their two children, yet Brenda remained just as dedicated to her work as she was to being a loving mother, wife, and friend.

Brenda’s passion was people. She was always able to see and bring out the good in others, and people easily gravitated towards her boundless loving energy. She could talk to anyone about anything for hours on end, leaving unforgettable handprints on the hearts of many.

Brenda also enjoyed travel. Throughout her married life, she and her family took long road trips to almost every US state, stopping along the way to visit her many friends and family. She also traveled to many countries, with a particular fondness for Spain, Greece, and Australia. One of her favorite places to travel to was Hawaii, where every sunset filled her phone with hundreds of pictures. Her love of travel and photos make keeping her memory alive that much easier to all those who loved her.

Even though she greatly enjoyed these places, Brenda’s true love was always Texas. Brenda may have moved to New Jersey, but she and her family spent most of their lives traveling back and forth to Houston to see her parents and siblings. She wore UT’s signature burnt orange regularly and spent her last days in her beloved Texas flag fuzzy slippers that kept her southern toes warm during New Jersey’s cold nights.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband Russell Carrol Kurtz and her precious children, Timothy Russell Kurtz and Rebecca Elena Kurtz. She is also survived by her father, Peter Wilbert Auzenne; her siblings, Bernadette Bryan and her husband John Bryan, Chris Auzenne, Gregory Auzenne, Everett Auzenne, and Nicole Auzenne; and her brother in law Daniel Haynes. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Alexa Auzenne, Margaret Auzenne, Elizabeth Auzenne, Meaghan Bryan, Christopher (Chase) Auzenne, Jonathan Haynes, and Mary Haynes.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 27th at Orender Funeral Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Rd, Manasquan, NJ from 5-8 pm. This visitation will conclude with a Catholic rosary for Brenda. Please consider giving to ACPMP Research Foundation ( in lieu of flowers. To send condolences to the family visit
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brenda Auzenne, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 7:00pm
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Dean


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Brenda here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Debera Ann Harig and Susan & Ted Louie & Ellen & Peter Khoo sent flowers to the family of Brenda Auzenne.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 09:15pm
"Brenda Auzenne" will remain in our hearts forever.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Brenda Auzenne

Plant a tree

Celia Neavel

Posted at 10:31am
Brenda and I met in 5th grade at Harlem Elementary. The school had embarked on a reverse busing to become a creative, open learning environment. Our teacher was Ms. Walton who our group of bright 4th and 5th graders all adored. Brenda and I were best friends. We ended up at rival high schools and then the same university. As I perused liberal arts and medicine, Brenda tackled engineering. Our family was honored to have Rebecca and Brenda stay with us during Rebecca's surgery. Reconnecting and getting to know her family has been a gift. We celebrated a quiet Winter Solstice by Zoom, read and discussed a couple of novels, and listened to Rebecca read one of her well-written stories. Brenda and her family espouse integrity; they have keen intellects. Enclosed is from my photo album. Celia

Marion Roberts

Posted at 06:43pm
My heart goes out to her family. Her journey is just starting. She was a wonderful person .
Marion Korenek Roberts

Chesla Wechsler

Posted at 08:37pm
Chris Olszewski and I send our prayers and condolences to the Kurtz/Auzenne family. Brenda was a great teammate to me during very stressful times at AT&T.

Susan Pitzer

Posted at 07:34pm
Ohhh Brenda, you touched so many and will be so missed. Thank you for your above and beyond AT&T teamwork, decades of cafeteria lunches with shares work & life lesson experiences, craft show Saturdays, Bradley Beach Cinema & dinner/ice cream dates, ladies' Broadway matinee Wednesdays, PHS Flower Show road trips, keeping my wedding planning on schedule, and staying connected to your many friends. I'm picturing you in a Texas Bluebonnet heaven.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each


Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.