Born: June 2, 1923; in Dayton, OH
Died: July 25, 2014; in Crystal Lake
Francis "Snuffy" Breen, 91, of Crystal Lake, and formerly of Marengo, passed away July 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born June 2, 1923, in Dayton, Ohio to Patrick John and Rose (Farrlley) McBreen. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during WWII. On May 1, 1948, he married Grace Lewandowski at St. Hyacinth Church in Chicago.
He and his wife raised their family on the Northwest side of Chicago before moving to Marengo in 1977. He loved spending time with his family during all of their family gatherings. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and his Cincinnati Reds.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace; his sons, Michael, Terrence (Patricia), Mark (Barbara), John (Beverly), and Gerard; his grandchildren, Kevin, Peter (April), Ryan, Katie, Colleen, Ian (Amber), Daniel (Laura), Andrea (David), Jaclyn, Samantha, Rodrick, Kelly, Erin, Emmett, and Liam; his great-grandchildren, Patrick, Anna Fay, and Conor; his sister, Rita Arthur; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to his caregiver, Francis Arellano, and the wonderful people at JouneyCare Hospice for all of their care, especially Teresa Golec.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. Visitation will continue from 9am until prayers are said at 10am on Monday, July 28, at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.
For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.
Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald from July 26 to July 27, 2014