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Brendan Michael Breen
May 20, 2024


Brendan Michael Breen, 73, of Falmouth, MA, died on May 20, 2024. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and sister-in-law, while listening to his favorite band, The Beatles.

Brendan was predeceased by his father, John Breen, his mother, Mary Breen (née Norton), his son, Timothy Breen, and his two cherished golden retrievers, Alex and Maggie.

Brendan is survived by his wife, Carol (née Hegarty), his daughter, Courtney Breen, and his five siblings, Mary Katherine Breen, Robert Breen, Barbara MacLellan, John Breen Jr., Jayne Haven and her husband, Brad. He also leaves behind many dear in-laws, including Margaret Hegarty and Elizabeth Hegarty, and many cherished nieces and nephews, including Danielle Haven, Elizabeth Haven, and Rachael MacLellan.

Brendan was born and raised in Boston, MA and moved to Cape Cod in 1996. Prior to his retirement, Brendan worked for many years at Brandeis University in facilities operations, which he described as the best job he’d ever had. He also enjoyed boating, driving his ‘77 corvette, watching NASCAR, and listening to classic rock and roll music.

Brendan was a private man and enjoyed living a quiet life on Cape Cod. In alignment with his wishes, there will be no public services. Instead, the family asks relatives, friends, and acquaintances to share a happy, funny, or meaningful memory of Brendan in the guest book, or to make a donation in his memory to his favorite charity, Toys for Tots:

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132