WAYLAND: Joan Audrey (Kenna) McBreen, formerly of West Newton died peacefully and comfortably at her residence on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
She was born in Brighton on May 27, 1934 the daughter of the late Philip Kenna and Agnes M. (Dwan) Kenna.
Audrey was the devoted mother of Thomas P. McBreen of Wayland, Suzanne (McBreen) Sutherland of Beverly and the late Kimberly Ann McBreen. Grandmother of Lucas M. Sutherland and his fiancé Madison Courtney of Allston and Megan S. Teixeira-Sutherland and her husband Deivid, and great-grandmother to their daughter Iris Ruth, all of Edgartown. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and her grand-pup Leopold. Sister of the late Robert Kenna and Patricia M. Craffey.
Audrey has been a resident of Wayland for over 55 years and spent her formative years in West Newton. She was a graduate of Newton High School. She had a long and distinguished career as the Manager of Security for Filene’s in Wellesley as well as at Jordan Marsh.
She loved to travel and take cruises with family and friends and spent 23 winters at her residence in Largo, FL where she had many friendships. She enjoyed golfing, bike riding, dancing, swimming and was an exceptional bargain shopper.
Audrey was a longtime communicant at St. Ann Church and a member of the St. Ann Womens’ Guild. She was devoted to her faith and her family was the center of her life. She will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her.
Visitations will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to church on Friday, October 4, 2019 for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Good Shepherd Parish at ST ANN CHURCH, 124 Cochituate Road (Rte. 27) Wayland.
Interment will follow in the McBreen family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland.
In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in her memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St, #25, Framingham, MA 01701.