portrait picture for Irene Breeden

Family Service: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 – 4 to 6 PM Contributions: Our Vision, or to an Animal Charity of their choice

Irene Breeden

November 16, 1938 - August 13, 2013


Irene Breeden , a 35 year resident of Westport passed away with her beloved family close at hand on August 13.

Irene was born in Floral Park, New York on November 16, 1938 to the late Vincent and Marion O’Grady. Irene lived in Long Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Avon Ct, and Kansas prior to living and loving Westport. Irene graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park and then worked in NY as a administrative assistant at J.C. Penney’s Headquarters.

Soon after she chose the career she desired the most, that of being a wife and giving life and love to her five children . In her spare time Irene had a passion for human and animal charities, while having fun at tennis, bowling. bridge, boating, gardening cooking/entertaining and cruising and traveling the world.

Irene is survived and missed by her husband  (Jack) of  53 years, Son John of Kansas, and his wife Theresa, their sons Jay & Rob;  Son Patrick of Hawaii, and his wife Jackie, their children Aylssa, Allison, Patrick, and Alivia; Son James of Westport and his wife Jackie, their twin sons Sam & Jack; Daughter Deborah Giannotto of Warren, Vermont with sons Ryan and Sean; Daughter Cynthia of Westport; Brother Phillip Gribbons of Floral Park and his wife Ann: Bother-in Law Jerry of California and his wife Margaret; Nieces Kim, Chelsea, & Jill of Florida; plus many cousins and nieces and nephews.

A service by the family will be held at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave, Norwalk, CT on Friday, August 16th from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Prayers and blessings will also end at that time.   

Those that wish may make a donation in Irene’s name to Our Vision, or to an Animal Charity of their choice.

  1. Dear Cindy,

    I am so sad to learn the news of your mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

    Margaret Flesher

    August 15, 2013
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  • My deepest condolences to the Breeden family. Jack and Irene took me in like one of their own. During my teen years, Irene was like a mother to me. She was a caring, loving and generous person. I will miss her smile and incredible sense of humor. Rest in peace.


    Mariano Reis

    August 16, 2013
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