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Dennis J. Breen, 64

  Dennis J. Breen, 64, of Milford, passed away, June 8, 2015 at Countryside Healthcare in Milford. He was the husband of Kelly A. (Mohan) Breen for 23 years. He was born in Norwood son of the late John and Barbara (Worthington) Breen and moved to Milford in 1974. He was a graduate of Millis High School and University of Rhode Island where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. He was a graduate of Cambridge College where he received a Master’s in Education and he also received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Framingham State College.
Mr. Breen was employed as the superintendent of Hopedale Public Schools. He was a longtime educator in the Milford School system and coached the Milford Scarlet Hawks football team and boys track and field team for many years.    
 In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Samantha J. Breen, Shannon E. Breen and Carolyn O. Breen all of Milford, two sisters, Barbara Veilleux and Kathleen Peterson both of Millis, his in-law's John and Marilyn Mohan of Milford, brother-in-law, Kevin Mohan and his wife Anne of Boston, Brian Mohan and his wife Mary Beth of Wellesley and many nieces and nephews.     He was predeceased by his sister Janet Leontie.    
The funeral will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10 AM from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St Milford Ma.    
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 noon at the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church on Winter St. in Milford.    
The burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 P.M.
In lieu of flowers contribution may be made in his memory to the Milford High School Booster Club 31 West Fountain St. Milford MA 01757 or to the Hopedale Educational Endowment Trust 25 Adin St Hopedale MA 01747

Guest Book

Damn, Mr. Breen was the man and he really helped me turn my life around with everyone else at Hopedale. He will be truly missed.
Melissa D.

I had the distinct privilege of working for Dennis as his secretary at Hopedale High School when he was Principal. What a great loss for his family and friends. He will be missed so much.

Im sorry for your loss he was a good man I was at milfird high good man Class of 98 Rose vecchiolla
rose vecchiolla

Im sorry for your loss he was a good man I was at milfird high good man Class of 98 Rose vecchiolla
rose vecchiolla

Kathy Patterson - I'm so sorry for your loss. I just heard about your brother's passing through Sacred Heart in Hopedale. My deepest sympathy
Carol Kilcourse

To the Breen Family: I am very sorry for your loss. Dennis Breen was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. He was a great mentor and friend to me, both as principal and superintendent, all throughout my time as a middle school and high school student at Hopedale Jr./Sr. High School. I am very honored to have had the privilege of knowing him. Although I do not know you, you are all in my thoughts.
Matt (Hopedale Class of 2013)

A pleasure to know this gentleman. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Joe from Community
Joe manning

Dennis was indeed a great human being. We truly enjoyed every conversation we had with him, whether at a sports venue or school-related session. Our Hopedale student daughters remember him fondly. We will miss him.
DosRamos family

Thank you all for your messages. I am not someone who is comfortable posting my feelings online but I need to tell you that your messages mean the world to me! My husband would be so honored to know how much he was loved.
Kelly Breen

Kelly and daughters, Your husband and dad was a very special person. It was a privilege to care for him. Deepest condolences and many prayers and peace.
Anne from Countryside

Unfortunately, I never knew Dennis. Growing up I heard his name frequently as my father use to praise his work ethic when telling stories of URI football pre season workouts. I know he will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. Rest in peace Dennis. Jim Monaghan
Jim Monaghan

I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss, Breen family. Mr Breen was a coach and mentor to me in my time at Milford High. I will always carry his spirit and passion for education with me, as I now am a teacher myself. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.
Sean Robertson, MHS Class of 2000

It was an honor and privilege to sign at Dennis' funeral today. He was a beautiful and caring man and loved by many. God bless.
Monica Wagner

From San Diego to Milford, my love and prayers of comfort to my Sister of the heart, my Best Friend of over 40 years, Kel and her beautiful family. Dennis' greatest accomplishments have always been as Husband & Dad. His most super of all super bowl championship teams, decorated with all the medals of honor and glory, has been his family...Team Breen. His sweetest, most cherished legacy will always be the four of you. my Best Friend, Samantha, Shannon and Carolyn. I love you Dennis. Farewell my Friend. Farewell my Brother of the heart. XOXO
Kelly Boldy Thomas

Mr. breen was very kind to both of my children while at Hopedale High School. I remember in particular a story my son told me about an encounter with him. My son had been sent to mr. Breen's office for clowning around in class(not an unusual occurrence for him). Mr. Breen talked to my son about sports, made a connection with him, and in the end told my son he was better than acting like a clown. From then on my son didn't want to be sent to Breen's office. He liked Mr. Breen and didn't want let him down. Connecting with a diverse group of kids is a gift. Mr. Breen had this gift. I am so sorry for his loss and my heartful sympathies go out to his family.
Jane DeWitt

Sorry for your loss. Prayers & thought to the family. GTRAT MAN WITH A GTEATER HEART! RIP COACH! Manute

Words can't express the sadness that I felt of Dennis's passing. May he rest in peace . Millis football will honor him with his initials on our helmets for the upcoming football season for a tribute to a great man and a great coach. Dana Olson Head football coach Millis HS
Dana Olson

Kelly,Samantha,Shannon,Carolyn Jack and Marilyn---- So sorry for your loss. Don Milani (aka Santa)
Don Milani

I pray for peace and healing for "coach" Breen's loved ones. He is fondly remembered and will be a difficult loss for those here on earth, and a wonderful addition to those in Heaven. Karen Landry MHS class of '85
Karen Landry

To breen&mohan families we send you are sympathy and your sadness losing a wonderful& caring husband& father. Our hearts go out to you in your sorrow . Dennis was a great football coach,as he coached our son Steve , he also was wonderful educator so great with all the kids. There will never be a more loved man in the Milford& hopedale school systems. Dennis Rest in peace in our lord,s arms you are missed alreadyq
Carolyn& don Mobilia & familyq

D-Breen was, and will always be, "one in a million". When he used that term you knew how highly he regarded that person. We played football next to each other on "D" together at URI as brothers in Phi Mu Delta. When I returned to coach football in the 80's at Westborough, a highlight in every season for Head Coach Jan Gebo and me were the Varsity, JV & Frosh games with Milford. Dennis coached with joy in his heart, played the game way it should be played, coached it the same way and lived the same way. May he rest in peace and may his family survive and thrive in his honor.
Mike Healy on behalf of Healy Family & Jan Gebo

To the Breen Family, I am very sorry for the Passing of Dennis. May he sleep well on God's arms. You will be in my thoughts and Prayers.
Flo Robinson Millis, MA

With our deepest sympathies. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda, Chelsea, Sam, and Spencer Vilt

I am so very sorry for your loss. We haven't seen each other in many years, but remember wonderful times as cousins at Nana and Grampa's house. Prayers to your family.
Linda Breen Ewell

I my throughts, & prayers throughout the entire family, & football community @ Milford High School. He was a educater community leader for both Milford, & Hopedale. Including on September 9, 2014 witness on The Blackstone-Millville @ Hopedale in Draper Park on Michael P. Mahon 1500th Career Cross Country Meet in 30 Years. It was a great movement of his life. We wished them the very best.
Michael P. Mahon

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Breen family and friends. Dennis will always be remembered for bringing out the best in everyone and the entire community. The Burt family
Burt family

I my throughts, & prayers throughout the entire family, & football community @ Milford High School. He was a educater community leader for both Milford, & Hopedale. Including on September 9, 2014 witness on The Blackstone-Millville @ Hopedale in Draper Park on Michael P. Mahon 1500th Career Cross Country Meet in 30 Years. It was a great movement of his life. We wished them the very best.
Michael P. Mahon

My sincerest condolences to all of you, Kelly, Shannon, Samantha, and Carolyn. Dennis was a terrific guy, and a very good principal at Hopedale High School under whom I was fortunate enough to work my last years as an English teacher. He made my last few years there an absolute delight with his great sense of humor and his direct, no-nonsense manner when dealing with all of us, both the staff and the student body. My thought and prayers include all of you at this time.
Henry Kelley

Barbara and Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss of Dennis. He was one the real good guys.
Jim and Sandy Shannon

Barbara and Kathy, So sorry on your brother's death. My prayers are with you and your entire family. Estee Nirenberg Ormont
Estee Nirenberg Ormong

Kelly, Sam, Shannon, Carolyn, I am so sorry for the loss of a great husband and dad. I have known Dennis for more than 30 years. It was a pleasure to work with him for many years as a teacher, work under him as an administrator, then my dad was blessed to have such a kind administrator to work with in Hopedale for several years. However, the greatest gift I have had from Dennis (and Kelly) is the opportunity to teach each of his daughters. They are wonderful young women because of the father (and mother) they had. My heart is heavy and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pam Hennessy

Dennis was an incredible man with an incredible heart. I know that my kids are the way they are because of him. Thank you Dennis for everything! You will definitely be missed by all of us. Sorry for your loss.
Felix Sola

You touched so many lives, young and old. You will never be forgotten.

Dear Kelly and family, I'm so incredibly sorry to hear about Dennis. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Michael Niro

We are so sad to hear of Dennis passing. He was a great man and his love for his wife and daughters was always so evident. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Patty, Bernie, Noreen & Siobhan Mulledy
Patty Mulledy

My condolences to his family and friends. I had the pleasure to be Mr. Breen student. Mr. Breen was all around great individual who made an impact in so many life's. He was a great man! And he will truly be missed by many. So sorry for your loss! Sue Esteves
Sue Esteves

Prayers of comfort to your family. Mr. Breen was such a great coach; I am thankful to have had him as my indoor track coach.
-Millie (Crisostomo) Smith Class of 98

We are very saddened to hear of Dennis' passing. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers go to you and your family. Such wonderful memories of seeing him at Hopedale concerts (Tony Beaudry/bands) with your then young daughters! It was utterly heartwarming to see a man so respected as a principal and so engaged with his family. Our deepest condolences go to you.
Nike Beaudry

So very sorry for your loss, Mr. Breen was a special person who touched so many people. We all have wonderful memories to cherish and celebrate. He left pieces of himself with us, giving us hope, guidance, discipline and knowledge to face our dreams. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, may you find peace in the days ahead.
Gayle A. Volpe-Bufalo

So sorry for your loss Kelly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Debbie Caccavelli Shipperd

He had such a profound impact on the Milford community, and Hopedale, as well. He was a kind and humbled man which shines through in his children. Lost of heavy hearts! XoXo
Amy Tamagni

I am so sorry for your families loss. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Breen was one of the best! He will be missed by all. May you rest easy Mr. Breen.
Kendal Cornelius-Varandas

My condolences to all of you. It was an honor to work for Dennis at Milford High excellent administrator whose sense of humor was appreciated. The kids loved him-we all loved him. Heaven just got richer.
Sue Mitchell, Milford HIgh School

Sorry to hear of Mr. Breen's passing. He touched many in the years he was living. What a blessing to be the wife and daughters of a man that did so much for his students. Smiling and joking around he was a friend, but also he was respected. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Erica McQuesten class of 1999

So sorry to hear of Mr. Breen's passing. I remember his infectious smile when he was the Football coach at Milford High. I also remember his kindness and support of the cheerleading team. 25 years later it still means a lot to me.
Julie Cahill

I am very sorry for your loss, he was a great coach, and wonderful man. I am blessed to have known such a great guy. Rest in peace Coach Breen, you will be missed.
Robert Spencer Jr

Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Breen/Mohan famiy. So very sorry for your loss. God Bless...
Lisa MacPhee Merrill

We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis was an all-around great individual who made an impact on so many lives. We are fortunate to have known him. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
The Jacques Family

This sad news of Dennis's passing leaves a hole in the hearts of untold numbers of "Mu's", Den's fraternity from URI , Phi Mu Delta. He was ALWAYS the consumate "good guy", a true gentleman and friend to all...........we will miss him immensely , and will keep Dennis and his family in our prayers! ......Zeta Beta, Den Jim DeNuccio
Jim DeNuccio

Thoughts and prayers for Coach Breen's family. So sorry for your loss.
Michelle Austin-Maggio

Very sorry for your loss he will be missed. He was gym teacher then my children's principal and superintendent .Focus on the good times shared be strong for each other.
Sherry sowers(Bilodeau)

As they rejoice in heaven recieving a most wonderful, caring and giving person I pray dear God embraces the Breen family and helps them deal with their loss. There were few better than Dennis Breen. Sincerest condolences to you all. The Parkin Family, Mary, Stacy and Shaun.
Mary Parkin

I am deeply saddened for your loss. Dennis was a a great man and leader and his accomplishments many. He was a positive influence in so many lives and you have so much to be proud of. May you find comfort in the healing prayers of so many that knew him.
Dee Dee (DeMaria) Przybylinski

I am very sorry for the loss of a great guy---I taught school with him in Milford for 3+ years---he was a great teacher, coach and friend--may you all find peach. With deepest sympathy
Mary Anne Smith

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Breen was such a great role model to our 1984 Milford High Class. Rest in peace
Debbie Fleming Lisak

Although I never met Dennis I was privileged to follow his career at Hopedale. Dennis was a true leader. He had the ability to bring the best out of those he worked with. Hopedale and the community at large lost a treasure. We always talk of people that make a difference. This The small corner of the world that is Hopedale is a better place thanks to Dennis Breen.
David Jenkins

My sincerest condolences to the family, Dennis was one of the nicest people I've ever met. May he rest in peace for all eternity and be your guardian angel.
Carol Bartlett, Milford High School Class of 1982

We are so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. We have been praying for Dennis daily and will continue to do so for his whole family. Our sons loved having him as their track coach at MHS back in the day. Tina and Jim and Jason and Brian Lunardi
Tina Lunardi

I am very sorry for your loss. He was such a pleasure knowing and coming to see while working. He always found a way to make me laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Brittany from Countryside

Kelly, Shannon, Samantha, and Carolyn, I am so very sorry for this huge loss. He was an amazing man, it was a great pleasure of mine to have known him and all of you as well. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in this sad time. My deepest condolences to your family.
Krystal, from countryside.

Kelly, Sam, Shannon and Carolyn, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Julie Parsons

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