BRETON, MARC ANDRE Marc Andre Breton, 56, of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 after a nearly 3-year odyssey with cancer. He was born in Lewiston, ME on July 14, 1958 to Joseph and Pauline Breton. Marc grew up with his 7 siblings in Durham, CT and graduated from Coginchaug Regional HS. He was class salutatorian in 1976. Marc received a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, then worked as a chemical and environmental engineer and traveled extensively. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with MA and ABD degrees in economics. Marc married in 2001 and became a proud father in 2002. He worked for 15 years for the State of Minnesota, where he was much appreciated by the staff he managed and the people with whom he worked. Marc loved spending time with his family, camping, and visiting Cape Cod. He is survived by his devoted wife Teri, his daughter and the light-of-his-life, Maddy, his stepson Eliot, his father Joseph, his brothers, Michael, Dan, Paul and Leo, his sisters, Jeannine, Marie and Cecile, their spouses and children. He was loved by a large extended family and cherished by many friends and neighbors. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 9th, at 12 noon at the Notre Dame Church Hall, 272 Main Street, Durham, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marc’s name to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.PanCan.org) or directed to Elizabeth Breton for a memorial at the Audubon Society sanctuary on Cape Cod.
Published in The Middletown Press on Aug. 1, 2014