|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1887|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1976|
For many years I didn't know that Louise Breen was my "Great" Grandmother. We always called her Grandma. She was a terrific Grandmother. She made the absolute best fudge. She would make peanut butter fudge and put it on her roof so the birds could enjoy it in the winter time. It was at her home that I had my first Dr Pepper. It's something that I can remember that. She had a lot of really neat dolls in her home. I can remember that every where you looked in the house there was some sort of item sitting there. There wasn't a space open to put anything. I can remember feeling so welcomed when we went there to visit. It wasn't often enough that we made the trip to Michigan.
Here is what was printed in the Grand Rapids Press on Aug 24, 1976.
BREEN - Mrs. Louise Breen, aged 88, widow of William Breen, and of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday afternoon at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center.
Surviving are her children, Mrs Henry (Wilhelmina) Van Dusen, Emmit and June Clark, Arthur and Alberta, Robert and Ruth, John and Bessie Breen, all of the Grand Rapids area. and William and Patricia Breen of Arizona; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Johnson of Muskegon; one sister-in-law Mrs. Jennie Merrit of Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, Rev. Robert J. Lignell officiating.
Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the funeral chapel Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan TB and Respiratory Disease Assn., 403 Seymour Ave.,. Lansing, Mich 48914.
I'll be posting more info as I get it.
A very special thank you to Vicki Scott for taking the time out of her day to photograph my Grandma's headstone. It means more to me then words can express.
William Breen (1879 - 1960)*
John C Breen (____ - 2003)*
Johan Breen (1904 - 1905)*
William Breen (1906 - 1906)*
Johanna G Breen Hills (1909 - 1962)*
Florence Breen Harig (1912 - 1962)*
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Apr 25, 2006
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