HOOKSETT - Maurice "Moe" R. Breton, 87, of Hooksett, N.H. died November 8, 2012 at Villa Crest Health Care after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Manchester, N.H. on March 5, 1925 and was the son of Leonello and Lena (Hashie) Breton and had resided in Hooksett for most of his life.
He was a graduate of St. Anthony High School and attended St. Anselm College.
He was World War II Navy Veteran who served in North Africa.
Moe had a passion for music. He was a self-taught musician who wrote his own music. Moe Breton's Big Band played at various venues including Baboosic Lake, the Officers and NCO Club at Grenier Field (Now Manchester/ Boston Airport) and many locales through out the area. He left music for many years only to return in the 80s playing at the Château Restaurant until 2004. He was best known for his legendary musical ability with many bands spanning 60 years.
Family members include a son, Jacques Breton and his wife Deborah of Somersworth; a grandson, Joel Breton and his wife Emily and great granddaughter, Jaelynn of Hooksett, and granddaughter, Jill Breton of Newmarket; a second son, Roland Breton and his wife Debbie of Fort Lauderdale Fla.; granddaughter, Allie Breton and grandson, R.J. Breton of Fort Lauderdale Fla.; and a brother, Richard Breton of Laconia.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mae Breton in 2005 and by a brother, Leon Breton in 2012.
Family and friends are welcomed to visit the home of Joel Breton 23 Martins Ferry Rd. Hooksett, N.H. Tuesday November 13, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Burial will take place in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St, Manchester, N.H. 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in Fosters from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2012