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Memorial Mass

Notre Dame Catholic Church (OGDENSBURG, Ogdensburg, Notre Dame Cemetery)
Friday May 14th, 2021
10:00am

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Mary Breen

OGDENSBURG- A Memorial Mass for Mary G. Breen, 82, of Ogdensburg will be celebrated on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00am at the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Ogdensburg with a burial to follow in the Notre Dame Cemetery with the Reverend Joseph A. Morgan, officiating. Mrs. Breen died peacefully Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY. Mary was born at home on December 3, 1938 in Dekalb Junction, NY. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Mills) Blair.  She was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, as a cook at Notre Dame Rectory, and as a waitress at the Edge of Town Restaurant.  For a number of years she was the proprietor of the Yarn Shop located on Knox St.  Mary was well known as a creative, talented knitter.  She was never happier than when she was working on a project or sorting yarn.  Mary and her sister Margaret were instrumental in beginning the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Notre Dame Church.   Mary loved her many pets over the years, especially the family dog, Macker.  She also enjoyed her large circle of friends and was known as a kind, caring person.  She loved watching sunsets on the St. Lawrence River.   A marriage to Robert Breen ended in divorce.  She found love and companionship with Joseph Bedard, who predeceased her. Mary and Joseph lived in North Carolina for a number of years and Mary grew to love it there.  She was an ardent birdwatcher and enjoyed walking on the beach. She was a devoted catholic, dedicated parishioner, eucharistic minister and choir member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Ogdensburg. Mary is survived by her daughter, Julie Breen Madlin & her husband Patrick, Ogdensburg; her grandchildren, Matthew, Kristen, Jessie & Alexis and great-grandchildren; Emma and Aiden, many nieces and nephews and grand-dog Rosie.   Mary is predeceased by her son, Jeffrey J. Breen who died on March 14, 2008 and her twin sister, Margaret Ann “Maggie” Sears, who died on April 1, 2017, and her brother Richard, who died many years ago.   Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.   Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Notre Dame Capital Campaign Fund 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg NY 13669. Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com

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Julie, please know that you and yours have been in our thoughts and prayers...thinking of you at this difficult time.

Scott and Lisa Sargent

Scott Sargent Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Just a note to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Mary made us a prayer shawl and we will keep her in our thoughts. Sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

The office and staff of Dr. Michele Vondra-Harwood

Michele L Vondra-Harwood Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Just a note to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Mary made us a prayer shawl and we will keep her in our thoughts. Sorry for your loss. She will be missed.The office and staff of Dr. Michele Vondra-Harwood

Michele L Vondra-Harwood Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Julie, please know that you and yours have been in our thoughts and prayers...thinking of you at this difficult time.Scott and Lisa Sargent

Scott Sargent Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

She was the best Nana a kid could ask for. I spent every moment, every weekend that I could with her as a child. She was such a loving and compassionate person. When I find myself feeling sad, I hear the words "Pull yourself together." I am who I am because of her. They always called me "little Nana." She will forever be missed. Love you Nana. I know you are looking down on me now. You were destined to become an Angel.

Jessica Breen Apr 4 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Julie, Iam so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. My prayers are with you.

Pam Apr 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Julie,
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May she Rest In Peace. Paula Jacques

Paula Jacques Apr 2 2021 12:00 AM

Julie and Pat , My condolences to you in the loss of your Mom.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Clara Carswell Apr 2 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Julie,So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May she Rest In Peace. Paula Jacques

Paula Jacques Apr 2 2021 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to the family

Tim Durand Apr 1 2021 12:00 AM

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