Plymouth Community mourns death of Maury Breen

Jan. 26, 2024  PLYMOUTH VOICE.

Plymouth Michigan News


The Plymouth community mourns the death of Maurice “Maury” Breen, a former Plymouth Township  Supervisor, Trustee and Planning Commissioner, who passed away January 3, 2024 at age 90.

A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, he was admitted to the Michigan Bar Association in 1962 and began his professional career as an attorney for the Wayne County Road Commission. He practiced in the public and private sectors for over 50 years.

His exemplary decades long public service began in 1962 when he moved his family to Plymouth’s Lake Pointe Village. Mr. Breen was twice Plymouth Township Supervisor, 1968-1972 and again 1980-1991. Planning Commissioner 1976-1980. In addition, he served as Wayne County Commissioner, 1991-1992, and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention, held in Detroit in 1980.

An avid golfer, Mr. Breen was also active in community affairs as a member of the Plymouth Elks, Knights of Columbus, Amvets, American Legion and the Plymouth Rotary.

His is predeceased by his wife, Mary Breen, whose career in education in Wayne County also spanned more than 50 years. She was a teacher, school administrator longtime Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees member, serving on the board from 1983 to 2011. Mrs. Breen who retired in 1986 taught adult education in the Detroit Public Schools, five years with the Dearborn Public Schools, five years with the Wayne-Westland Community Schools and 18 years with the Livonia Public Schools.

Born in Detroit, Michigan January 24, 1933, Maurice “Maury” Breen to the late Jeremiah and Anna (Touhy) Breen. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Volante) Breen for 54 years. Loving father of Melinda Breen Hale, Maurice M. Breen II, and Moira (Tom) Haas. He is survived by grandchildren Patrick Sullivan Jr., Matthew Sullivan, Samantha Hale, Jeffrey Hale, Sabrina Hale and great-grandchildren Quinn, Shane, Fiona, and Brady Sullivan. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a special friend, Marcia Sayles. He is preceded in death by siblings MaryAnn (George Foydel) Breen, Jerry (Peggy) Breen, Anne (Bill) Geib and John E. (Georgialee) Breen.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024, 12:30 p.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 N Haggerty Rd., Plymouth. Visitation begins at the church at 11:30 a.m. Private Interment to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Schoolcraft College Foundation, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, or  The Schoolcraft College Foundation, Attn: Mary Breen Award of Excellence at the same address.


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