Mary (McDonough) Breckinridge, 82, of Manchester, died June 23, 2021 at the Courville at Manchester after a period of declining health.
She was born in Cambridge, MA on October 21, 1938 to John and Esther (Eno) McDonough. She grew up in Manchester and later attended Wheaton College and the Katherine Gibbs School. She lived in Andover, MA for 40 years and Amherst, NH for 13 years.
Mary worked for the Diocese of Boston at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Andover, MA for over 20 years. She had also volunteered at Lawrence (MA) General Hospital and the Parent Teacher Association for the Pike School and Sanborn School, both in Andover, MA.
She cherished time spent with her family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, William H. Breckinridge in 2010.
Mary is survived by three children, Sally Green of Manchester, Mary "Lee" Cooper and her husband, Gregg, of Manlius, NY and John Breckinridge and his wife, Nicole, of Goffstown; 10 grandchildren, Craig Masi and his wife, Nichole, Mitchell Green, Catherine Green, Cameron Cooper and his wife, Rachel, Jake Cooper, Max Cooper and his wife, Julia, Quinn Cooper, Tyler Breckinridge and his wife, Emily, Rachel Bellemore and her husband, Sam, Becca Breckinridge and her fiancé, Trevor Walker; four great grandchildren; a sister, Essie Smith of Colorado; cousins, nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester. Private interment at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen is at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Courville at Manchester, 44 W. Webster St., Manchester, NH 03104 in memory of Mary.