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Victor Joseph Breen

Victor Breen, 76, police chief for town of Washington

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By Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 Obituaries

Victor Joseph Breen, 76, of Washington, died Sunday March 11, 2018, at Albany Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Pittsfield, the son of Joseph V. and Johanna VanBlerck Breen. Following high school and college, he served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s. Mr. Breen had been the police chief for the town of Washington from 2001 until present. He was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Lenox and, for several years, was scout master for Troop 776 in North Reading. Mr. Breen and his wife, Kathleen Reu Breen, were married Oct. 13, 1979, in Waltham.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Joseph, of New York City; daughter Johanna of Pittsfield; and brothers George and John. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy.

The funeral of Mr. Victor J. Breen of Washington will be Friday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m. from the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at noon at St. Ann’s Church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Calling hours prior to the funeral are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Soldier On in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.


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