HOOKSETT - Maurice "Moe" R. Breton, 87, of Hooksett, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Villa Crest Health Care after a period of declining health.
He was born in Manchester 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 Saint 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 1980s, playing at the Chateau Restaurant until 2004. He was best known for his legendary musical ability with many bands spanning over 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.
services: Family and friends are welcomed to visit the home of Joel Breton, 23 Martins Ferry Road, Hooksett, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial will take place in the N.H. 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 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information or to sign the family guest book, go to lambertfuneralhome.com