John Kevin Breen, Sr.

Born: Sun., Mar. 8, 1959
Died: Fri., Sep. 17, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 26, 2021
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Location: Pachaug Cemetery

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Canterbury – John Kevin Breen, Sr.  passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on September 17, 2021.
He was born in Norwich, CT on March 8, 1959, son to the late John (Smokey) and Jeanne Breen.  
John, also known by many as “Bean” or “Beanzo”, spent most of his life driving his truck for his company JKB Trucking, LLC.  John graduated from Griswold High School in 1977.  He worked in his younger days at Brewster Orchard and later for Palmer Brothers in Lisbon, CT.  He was a devoted life member of the Jacques Cartier Club.  He loved to cook, you could not keep him out of the grocery stores.  He truly enjoyed his 50’s music and loved to party and entertain.  John was hardworking, generous and always willing to lend a helping hand.  He was a loving husband, father and friend who will be truly missed. Loved by many, appreciated by all he met.
He is survived by his wife Karen (Piascik) Breen, his two sons John Breen, Jr. (Nichole) and Kristopher Breen, and their mother Karen (Rubino) Dupointe, his siblings Edward Breen, James Breen, Sr. (Judy) and Kathleen Breen, sister in law Sharon Breen, his stepchildren Maranda Piascik and Corey Piascik, his grandchildren Ayrilea, Nadia and Trystin Piascik, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Richard Breen.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s memory to BDSRA.ORG, in regards to John’s nephew Matty’s ongoing battle with Battens Disease.
Calling hours will be 4:00PM-7:00PM, Sunday September 26, 2021 at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  A graveside service will be held 11:00AM Monday, September 27, 2021, at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold.  

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Patricia Fontaine-Berube
   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
To Karen John jr Chris Kate and all the rest of the Breen family I am so sorry for your loss ,John was an exceptional person who would go without to give to others,the most generous person i've ever known.

Darlene L'Homme
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
To the entire Breen family, My heart breaks for all of you as I know how much you all loved John. He was one of the BEST and I know he will be dearly missed by ALL that knew him. I can only hope that all your wonderful memories of John will help you get through this very difficult time. Sincerely, Darlene L'Homme

Tom & Paula Dufficy
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
John was a long time friend and great guy. Sorry for your loss.

Kristi & Greg Pont
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. John was such a nice guy and would do anything for anyone. He was caring and kind. John will be missed.

   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
Karen & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.💕

Simon & Joyce Brewster
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
John grew up with us as a kid for years and worked on our farm. Always with us every day and a very hard worker. We always loved having him at the orchard. We will always miss John. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Simon & Joyce Brewster.

Blaine and Pat Musser
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
Sincere sympathy to the family from two old friends.

Tina & Bob Millovitsch
   Posted Tue September 28, 2021
Family of John,

With our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great man. He will surely be missed by many who were privileged to know him. May the memories made over the years help in your knowing he is forever with you.

Diana (Roode) Arsenault
   Posted Fri October 15, 2021
Dear Sharon, Kate, Ed, and Jim,
So very sorry for the loss of your beloved brother~
Remembering John always as a kind and very sweet man.
Many happy memories of John @ Rubino’s and Pachaug Pond (marina) ‘beach.’
May John be at peace.

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