James O. “Jim” Breeden Jr.

December 2, 2019

James O. “Jim” Breeden Jr.
U.S. Veteran

U.S. Army

Korean War

James O. “Jim” Breeden  –  of Woburn, December 2nd, unexpectedly at age ninety.  He was the beloved husband of the late Claire Ann (Toomey) Breeden,.  Lovingly survived by his children Brian Breeden, his wife Lisa of Worcester, James F. Breeden, his wife Tracy of Woburn and Karen Pandolph, her husband Anthony of Tewksbury.  Dear brother of Joan Anslono of Wakefield and Gloria Pothier of Everett.  Cherished “Grandpa ”  of Brian, Kelli, Conor,and Kara Breeden, Brittany and Kyle Pandolph, Emily Messina, James and Kate Breeden.  Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Thursday evening, December 5th, from 4 – 7 p.m at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Ma 01801.  Mr. Breeden’s Funeral will be private.

James O. “Jim” Breeden, passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, December 2nd. The beloved husband of the late Claire Ann (Toomey) Breeden, who passed away just a year ago, was ninety years of age.

Born in Somerville, Jim was the son of the late James O and Mable (Nelson) Breeden.  Raised and educated in Somerville, Jim graduated from Somerville High School along with the Class of 1947.

Following high school, Jim served in the United States Army during the Korean War, where most of his time, he spent in Germany.

Throughout the years Jim had worked in the printing industry and for the Hostess Company. Upon his reaching the fine age of sixty-two and a half, he met his retirement with great enthusiasm!

Jim’s family was his world. He loved his family, loved his home and loved life. When the kids were growing up they spent vacation time at Hampton Beach, and often times Jim would pack up the kids and drive them to Horn Pond, or to another beach, where they continued their fun in the sun!

Great times were had over the years with Claire’s siblings, and all their families. They all travelled together, and often the adults took trips together, cruises, travelling to different spots throughout the United States, a beautiful trip to Hawaii, and other very special times spent in St. Augustine, Florida!

Bowling with the kids or in a league, cards with friends and family, playing whiffle ball with the grandchildren in the back yard, he always enjoyed being active. Throughout the years when the grandchildren began arriving, “Grandpa” was a special gentleman to them all. He never missed a game, graduation, event, birthday or a game of anykind in the back yard! Jim enjoyed it all, and was oh so very proud of his entire family.

For over sixty three years Jim was married to his beloved sweetheart, the late Claire Breeden.

He is lovingly survived by his children Brian Breeden, his wife Lisa of Worcester, James F. Breeden, his wife Tracy of Woburn and Karen Pandolph, her husband Anthony of Tewksbury.  Dear brother of Joan Anslono of Wakefield and Gloria Pothier of Everett.  Cherished “Grandpa ”  of Brian, Kelli, Conor,and Kara Breeden, Brittany and Kyle Pandolph, Emily Messina, James and Kate Breeden.  Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Thursday evening, December 5th, from 4 – 7 p.m..  Mr. Breeden’s Funeral will be private.

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  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Thursday evening, December 5th, from 4 – 7 p.m..  Mr. Breeden’s Funeral will be private.

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  1. Dear Jay & Family,

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

  2. Karen, Anthony and family,

    Very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great person and they were great neighbors when we were growing up. Remember all the great times and memories yiu shared. He will always be with you.

    Sharon and Randi Bonica

  3. Jay and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories of your Dad provide you some comfort during this time.

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