Obituary Notices and Memorials


BREEN, Gertrude M.
BREEN, Gertrude M. age 96, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2016 from Alzheimer's and pneumonia at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. She was born in St. Johns Newfoundland Canada on January 22, 1920, one of eleven children. She was a nurse for eighteen years before she met the love of her life George Breen in 1957. They married on August 12, 1959, and were married for 56 years. They moved to Lancaster in 1962 and were long time residents for 45 years. In 2010 they moved to Palmdale. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2016. She loved cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and raising her three children, and her six grandchildren. She never sat still; she was always moving. The family would like to thank all the caregivers she had the last four years of her life. With their help, she was the only sibling in her family to live into her 90's. She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Church in Lancaster, and for the last six years at Saint Junipero Serra Church in Quartz Hill. She is survived by her three children George Breen, Jr. of Lancaster, Catherine Cummings of Taylors South Carolina, and Kelly Breen of Palmdale. She was laid to rest in the family plot at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. Our angel on earth.

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