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Elizabeth H. Breen

February 1, 2023

Elizabeth H. BreenElizabeth H. "Libby" Breen, 73, passed away at her home in Watertown Wednesday morning, February 1, 2023.

Libby was born on May 12, 1949 to John and Margaret Breen at Mercy Hospital. She was a 1968 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School, 1971 from Maria Regina College, and received her Bachelor's degree in 1991 from Empire State College.

Following her graduation, she was a librarian at Mercy Hospital, and later she assisted with the family insurance business for over 30 years. Libby retired in 2012 from The Impossible Dream.

Libby loved all animals, baseball, especially the NY Yankees, her weekly Jreck veggie subs, and had a strong sense of faith. The caring love she received from Mark, Mary, Jimmy, and Christine is deeply appreciated by her family. A special thanks to Samaritan Home Health Care and the personal attention she received from all her doctors and their staff. To know Libby was to love Libby.

She is survived by her brother, John R. Breen and wife April Beamer; six nieces and nephews, Kathryn and fiance Zach, John R. III and fiance Lesli, Patricia, Peter, Maggie, and Julia; two great nephews, Zavier and Jack; her beloved cat, Alley; and cousins. Libby was predeceased by her father, May 11, 2003, her mother, December 3, 1978, her step mother, Marie C. Waggenspack Breen, December 12, 2001, and her brother Michael, at birth.

A funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, February 9, at 10am. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will take place in the spring. Online condolences to Libby's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations may be made to Watertown Animal Hospital, 1445 Washington St. - write in memo: Save A Life Fund in memory of Elizabeth H. Breen, or Credo Community Center, 595 W. Main St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.


#25 Bruce Goodnough 2023-02-10 12:13
Libby was a very kind and gentle person who was an inspiration to many people. She had many friends and she will be greatly missed.
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#24 Michelle Kavanagh 2023-02-08 20:42
John and Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences over the loss of Libby. I'll miss her occasional sweet messages she used to send me. Lifting you all in prayer.

Ken and Michelle
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#23 Peggy Kousch 2023-02-07 18:05
My sincere condolences to all Libby’s family and many friends. I attended Holy Family school 4 th grade with Libby. She’s walked home from school with us and always was so kind and fun. I’m sad to see this. Rest in peace dear Libby and know your thought so highly of .
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#22 Barbara Rennie 2023-02-07 11:16
I'm so very sorry for your loss John.
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#21 James Lawlor jr 2023-02-06 20:04
Libby is a reminder to all of us that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie. Libby will always be loved and cherished as the perfect Godmother. Her love was so genuine and plentiful yet far from being a pushover! Anyone who remembers the long phone calls will remember the price of a missed or late call.. Libby can't place the name but she 100 percent remembers that she loves the person on the other end of the line. She then asks for more clues. It was a game I think she was rather fond of and clearly the winner every time. Let's hope Saint Peter had some good-natured fun when she approached the gates. Picture this: St Peter :Libby Breen?? Not THE Libby Breen! It's been so long I can't be sure. No, Miss Breen had a teeder weeder furry little person with her at all times. Are you SURE you are THAT Libby Breen?
Libby, you are always in our hearts and we love you so much xoxo
You will be missed but never forgotten.
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#20 Charlotte Wellins 2023-02-06 08:19
God bless you, John and April. for the wonderful attention you gave to "Libby" as God welcomes another angel!
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#19 Maureen Kravec 2023-02-05 18:14
I will miss Libby so much--our conversations about poetry, cats, baseball, and all the people she cared so much about. She would sometimes amaze me with her insight, and she was a truly good person of the sort that is hard to find in today's world. We are blessed to have known her.
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#18 Kathi Geglia 2023-02-05 13:51
John and family,
Libby is remembered fondly. She was a wonderful example to all of us. Condolences on losing a beloved sister, and an endearing human being.
Sending Love to all her family, friends and fans.
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#17 Dee Dee Waters 2023-02-05 09:38
I am so sorry to hear of Libby's passing. She was a kind and caring soul. Whenever I want into the Office to see my dad she was always so sweet and kind to my family. Fly high with the angels Libby...

From the Waters family
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#16 Jackie Plumpton 2023-02-05 08:28
Libby was one of those special people who reminded us of what is truly important in life. She always had a kind word for others and it was clear that she had love in her heart. I don't think I ever knew a kinder person. Our sincerest condolences to all who loved her.
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