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Obituary: Joan Barbara McBreen

Joan Barbara McBreen

Joan Barbara McBreen

Joan Barbara McBreen, 84, passed away on Aug. 23, 2012, at her home in Dewey, Ariz. She was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Arlington, Mass., to Patrick Lawrence Bullock and Josephine (Johnston) Bullock.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Thomas Patrick McBreen. Joan married Tom in 1951. They moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1952, where they raised their family. Joan enjoyed her life as a loving wife, an amazing mother and a devoted Nana.

After spending a lifetime of traveling around the country, Joan and Tom found their ideal place to retire, and moved to Dewey, Ariz., in 1988.

She is survived by her five children, Timothy McBreen, Marcia Brosius (Randy), Janice McBreen, Kevin McBreen (Beth Broering) and Brian McBreen (Heidi). She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Megan Opel, Patrick Opel, Connor McBreen, David Mellan, Heather Mellan, Kyle McBreen and Shannon McBreen.

She is survived by her siblings Mary Bullock, Frances McGowan, Clare O'Brien, Robert Bullock and Dorothea Juno-Johnston. She was preceded in death by her brothers Joseph Bullock and John Bullock, and by her sisters Patricia Powers, Anne King, Margaret Brennan and Barbara Bullock.

Friends may visit with Joan's family on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley, Ariz. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayer, Ariz., on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Sunrise Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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