Richard “Dick” H. Breed, 85, a life-long resident of Keene died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in the comfort of his home while sleeping.
Richard was born the son of the late Bertha (Knott) and Winfred Breed Sr. on January 20, 1931 in Keene. He was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1949.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 20, 1951 as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He completed his time of service on March 1, 1955 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd. Class.
On October 29, 1955 he exchanged vows with Catherine Cathy F. Martin at Sacred Heart Church in Marlborough. They have been married for sixty-one years.
Dick worked as an expediter at Markem Company in Keene. He worked there for over 40 years and retired in 1990.
You could find Dick mowing his lawn or puttering around the yard. He enjoyed going to car shows, fishing and traveling to Florida, Maine and Arizona. He was a man who was always happy and smiling. Dick was loved by many and will be missed by his family and numerous friends. Dick had a soft side for his community. He was always willing to give a hand to anyone who needed help. When Dick was home you could find him sitting with his cat Coco.
Mr. Breed is survived by his wife Cathy F. Breed of Keene. His children; Debra A. Currier and her husband Charles of Keene and Donna M. Bell and her husband Keith of Swanzey. His sisters; Norma Selickey of CA. Elaine Provost of WA. Beverly Vigent of CA. and Betty Thibodeau of Salem. His brothers; Winfred C. Breed Jr. of Keene and David W. Breed of AZ. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dick is pre-deceased by his sister Elinor Scadova.
In keeping with Dicks wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place later with military honors in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.