J. Breakey Dies, Aged 74


(December 28, 1885-May 9, 1960)


Norwood--John Breakey, 74, of 14 Prospect St., died Monday morning at 6 o’clock, May 9, 1960, in Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient for the past five days. He had been in failing health for seven years.

The body was taken to the Buck Funeral Home, where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Stanley E. Smith, pastor of the Norwood Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Morgan Breakey, Norwood; three daughters, Lorraine, a freshman at Cobleskill ATI, Cheryl and Lois, at home; one son, John Breakey, Corinth, by a former marriage; granddaughter, Marcia Breakey, Corinth.

He was born Dec. 28, 1885 in Brooklyn, the son of Samuel and Hettie Lockwood Breakey. He spent his early years in Corinth and came to this section in the early 1930s. He married Helen K. Morgan Sept. 1, 1940, and they have since resided in Norwood.

He was a former paper mill worker. He worked in the Norfolk and Raymondville paper mills as a machine tender. He retired in 1953.

He was a member of What Cheer Lodge 689, F. & A. M., Norwood, and the Norwood Methodist Church.


(From the Pauline Deshaies collection, original source unknown).