Joseph E. G. Breton

February 8, 1930 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 91)


JOSEPH BRETON, (known as Joe to his friends and co-workers and Gaetan to his family) was a long-time Durham resident who died peacefully on December 21, 2021 at his son Leo’s house in Lewes, Delaware, in the company of family members.

Joe was born in 1930 in Lewiston, Maine and he worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 38 years.  He is predeceased by his loving wife Pauline, and his sons Marc and Daniel, and his grandson Nathan Field.  He is survived by Michael of Wellfleet, MA, Jeannine Adams of Sudbury, MA, Paul of Killingworth, CT, Marie Field of Haddam, CT, Leo of Lewes, Delaware, and Cecile Haase of Killingworth, CT.  He was blessed with 21 grandchildren.

Joe was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus 12289 Notre Dame Council and was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America.  He was known for his generosity, good nature, strong work ethic and his devotion to his wife and family.

A wake shall be held on Friday February 4, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Doolittle Funeral Home in Middletown, CT.  A Mass of Christian Burial shall be said on Saturday at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy/Notre Dame Church in Durham, CT at 10:00 a.m. The Church will live-stream the Mass (choose “Notre Dame”).  A private family burial shall follow at the Mica Hill Cemetery in Durham, CT.

The Family appreciates a variety of expressions of condolences. We understand that some people may prefer to offer support in ways other than attending in-person events.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Nathaniel B. Field Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association. A Special Thank you from the family to the Delaware Hospice!

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February 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Funeral Service
February 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Notre Dame Church
272 Main Street
Durham, CT 06422

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