1954 – 2019
Brooklyn – Richard “Dick” Breton, 64, passed away peacefully at home on August 12, 2019. He was born in September of 1954 in Putnam, CT. He was the son of Shirley Breton and the late Reginald Breton.
Richard grew up in Dayville and attended Killingly schools. He was a welder and pipefitter which gave him many experiences and opportunities in life. He worked at Electric Boat and traveled to different states not only for job purposes, but also to explore. Richard was a Union worker for many years before retiring. He made lots of good friends along the way.
He loved stream and brook trout fishing, fishing Alexander’s Lake in a canoe, fishing for cod on a boat, fishing off the rocks at Point Jerouslin and Point Judith, ice fishing at Alexanders Lake and other places, hunting for quail, pheasant and deer, camping in a tent and “roughing it.” He enjoyed canoeing the rivers for fishing and the scenery as well. Richard enjoyed hilarious times with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his home, listening to his favorite band, the Beatles. He was known to have a great time with friends no matter where his life would take him.
Richard enjoyed all the great times at the lake at the family’s place. He especially loved playing horseshoes there with the guys as they were “doing their thing!” Richard was a New England Patriots fan who loved and got very excited watching the games, especially when they made it to and won the Super Bowls.
In addition to his mother Shirley Breton, he is survived by his wife, Jackie (Parker) Breton; his children Christopher and wife Sabrina Aubin of Thompson; and his daughter, Shannon Bretton of Brooklyn; his brother Gary Bretton and his wife Debra of E. Killingly; his grandchildren, Adrianna, CJ and Mason; aunts; uncles, cousins; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; his mother in-law Irene Parker; brother and sister’s in-law; and great close and good friends.
He will now have a chance to meet and “catch up” with his family and friends who predeceased him, his father, Reginald Breton; paternal grandparents, Reginald and Magdalena Breton, Sr.; and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mildred Weaver.
A Celebration of Life for Richard will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 4:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. at the Danielson Lodge of Elks #1706, 13 Center St., Danielson, CT 06239. A graveside service for Richard will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 11:00a.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, 350 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.