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Josephine Breslin, 99, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully at her daughter Jackie's home surrounded by loving family members on Saturday February 5.
Born in Lawrence October 8, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Antoinetta (Micevicz) Kurowski.
Josephine was a graduate of Wakefield High School where she was very athletic and played multiple sports. She traditionally decorated her home both inside and out for every holiday. She would spend countless hours tending to her flowers and making clothes for her children. During the summer months she would spend her time at the family lake home on Big Island Pond in Atkinson, NH. Later in life she would spend the winter with her husband John traveling to various warm regions of the country in their Mobile Home which they eventually moved to Rochester, NH for the summers at Baxter Lake.
Josephine was the beloved wife of the late John A. Breslin. She was the loving mother of Barbara Downs and her husband Ben of Lynnfield, Jackie Purcell and her late husband Tom of Peabody, John Breslin and his wife Lori-Ann of Rockwood, ME, Cynthia Ward and her husband Tom of North Andover, and Marsha Powers and her husband Bill of Brooksville, FL. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren with one on the way. Josephine was preceded in death by her 3 sisters; Adele Doane, Genevieve Ballantyne, Anna Dunbeck, and 2 brothers Chester and Bruno Kurowski.
Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited attend. A private family viewing will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield from 9:30-11am. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, 219 E. Main St., suite 100 B, Milford, MA 01757 or Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Dr., suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.
Saturday, February 12
St. Maria Goretti Church
112 Chestnut St.
Lynnfield, MA 01940
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