Donald T. Breen

July 24, 1936March 29, 2013

Donald T. Breen, 76, of Nashua, NH passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Hospice Care at Greenbriar Terrace Nursing Home, Nashua. He was born on July 24, 1936 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Timothy Edward and Alice (Keenan) Breen. Mr. Breen had been a resident of Nashua for the past 40 years. He had worked as a water treatment specialist in NY, NH and MA and was owner/operator of Atlantic Abatement, an asbestos removal company.

Don was an avid golfer who traveled the U.S. and Ireland to play the game he loved. He was president of Green Meadow Inner Club for over 25 years, earning him the name of “Mr. Green Meadow,” and was responsible for the success of league and tournament play. He was honored at a special ceremony held in 2010 by his friends and fellow golfers. Don was presented with many gifts and a plaque stating “In recognition and appreciation for his many years of dedicated service to the Green Meadow Inner Club.” Don’s tireless efforts and strong leadership has made the inner club what it is today.

He is survived by his wife; Mary Ann (Driscoll) Breen of Nashua, a son; Timothy Edward Breen and his wife Kate of Holden, MA, a daughter; Meghan Breen Trenz and her husband Michael of Austin, TX, a brother; Dr. John Edward Breen and his wife Marian of Austin, TX and also by ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his son; Brendan Grant Breen, Sr.

Visiting hours were held Monday, April 1, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2:00pm Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 216 E. Dunstable Rd., Nashua. Cremation followed. The family has asked that no flowers be sent; instead please consider a donation to either Rivier University, 420 S. Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 attn: Division of Nursing or to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Visiting Hours Monday, April 1, 2013

Donald T. Breen

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April 3, 2013

Mary Ann, I am so sorry to
learn of your husbands passing, he was truly blessed to have you by his side. I've learned through the years that we truly never lose those we give to God. I think of you often, prayers to you and your family.

Cassie Fenlon (former nursing student)


April 3, 2013

Mary Ann,
George and I are so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I always will chuckle when I think of how I had to make sure his golf clubs would fit into the trunk of his "new car."
We will remember him fondly.
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Love and friendship, George and Sheryl Dubois

Peter Chaloner

April 2, 2013

I first met Don at Green Meadow G.C. way back in the 70's, I believe. I played in the Inner Club league and tournaments for many years there.It was always a pleasure to play in Don's group as he was a gentleman and a fine, competitive golfer. It was also fun competing against him. I have not played regulary at GMGC for years now but when I do play there, Don was normally there and he would always talk to me and make me feel welcome. He had a nice smile and a nice way about him. I will miss not seeing Don at Green Meadow. I will cherish the fond memories I have of Don as you all will too. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Breen extended family as you have lost a wonderful man.
Peter Chaloner

Virginia Hopkins

April 2, 2013

Dear Mary Ann: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Virginia Hopkins (Prescott)

Kathy Landry

April 2, 2013

Dear Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Felicia Rivera

April 1, 2013

Professor Breen and family,
I send you my condolences and offer you my prayers. I wish you all the very best and pray that you can remain strong as a family. I know your heart is feeling heavy. My hope and prayer for all of you is that each day your hearts will feel lighter and lighter from the loss you are feeling, until one day only sweet memories remain to comfort you.
-Felicia Rivera(Gates) and Lileigh Gates

Scott Congdon

April 1, 2013

Dear Mary Ann,

My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Don Breen. The stories you shared about him, for those of us who were fortunate enough to have been graced by your wisdom, will ensure that memories of him will endure where least expected.

Scott Congdon Rivier 2013

April 1, 2013

Dear Mary Ann and family,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
Pamela Graesser (Francestown)

Rivier SGA

April 1, 2013

Professor Breen and your family, On behalf of the entire student body at Rivier University you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dianne McGovern

April 1, 2013

Dear Mary Ann,
I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was such a kind and optimistic man who will be deeply missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort at this difficult time.