2008-07-04 / Obits

Geoffrey P. McBreen

Former Resident

Geoffrey McBreen, a longtime Belle Harbor resident, died June 19. He was 85.

McBreen graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School and joined the US Navy. He served as a pilot during World War I. He and his brother started an aviation insurance business, which is now operated by their children. He married Joyce McAndrews in November 1947 at St. Francis de Sales Church, where the couple also celebrated their 50th anniversary. He was the last of a generation of 13 grandchildren of John O Shea and Mary Kelleher.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Geoffrey, Peter, Brian and Brendan; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

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