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Douglas M. Breen, 67, of Laurel, DE and formerly of Dunkirk, died peacefully November 21, after a long battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by his family.
Doug was born in Nevada, Missouri, the son of the late George and Norma Breen. He was a US Army
veteran serving as a linguist during the Vietnam War. He retired from Unisys as a Network Engineer. He was the past president of the Laurel Historical Society and was instrumental in opening the Heritage Museum at the old railroad station in Laurel. He enjoyed genealogy and was the author of three cemetery books pertaining to burials in local cemeteries. Doug also enjoyed playing the guitar and piano, cooking, fishing at his cottage in Gales-town, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a past member of the Calvert County Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Breen; two sons, Michael Breen (Kristin) of Friendship and Shannon Breen (Bobbie) of West River; daughter, Megan Jarzyna of Jersey City, NJ; brother, Gerald Breen (Mary Kay) of Charlottesville, VA; and six grandchildren, Ryan, Brent, Ashley, Rachel, Lilly, and Patrick Breen.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., today, Sunday, November 25 at the Hannigan, Short, Dish-aroon Funeral Home, 700 West St. Laurel, DE, where a visitation with the family will be held one hour prior.
Online condolences can be made to the Breen family by visiting,
Published in The Capital on Nov. 25, 2012