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Douglas Breen

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Douglas M. Breen

LAUREL — Douglas M. Breen, 67, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Dunkirk, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, after a long battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Doug was born in Nevada, Mo., a son of the late George and Norma Breen.

Mr. Breen 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 had a passion for genealogy and was the author of three cemetery books pertaining to burials in local cemeteries. Doug enjoyed playing the guitar and piano and was a great cook. Cherished family memories include his love of fishing at his cottage in Galestown, Md., and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a past member of the Calvert County Historical Society. Doug was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a linguist during the Vietnam War.

A loving father and husband, he is survived by his wife, Loretta Breen; his sons, Michael Breen (Kristin) of Friendship, Md., and Shannon Breen (Bobbie) of West River, Md.; a daughter, Megan Jarzyna of Jersey City, N.J.; his brother, Gerald Breen (Mary Kay) of Charlottesville, Va.; and grandchildren, Ryan, Brent, Ashley, Rachel, Lilly and Patrick Breen.

A memorial service will be held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home at 700 West St. in Laurel today at 2 p.m., where a visitation with the family will be held one hour prior.

Online condolences can be made to the Breen family by visiting, www.hsdfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 25, 2012
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