BREEN, Joann

BREEN, Joann

Female 1921 - 2004  (83 years)

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  • Name BREEN, Joann  [1
    Born 24 Feb 1921  Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Education Yellow Springs, Greene, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Antioch College 
    Education Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Simmons College 
    Name Joan Breen  [1, 2
    Died 18 May 2004  , , New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY - THE PORTSMOUTH HERALD, 27 MAY 2004:

      PORTSMOUTH -- Joann Breen Lipshires, 83, of Portsmouth, died on May 18, 2004, following a period of failing health. JOANN LIPSHIRES owned and operated 'The Cottage' bed and breakfast. Born on Feb. 24, 1921, in Hanover, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward P. and Eileene M. (Murphy) Breen and was raised in Scituate, Mass. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston and later received a master's in education degree from Antioch College. She was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Women's Army Corps, serving her country during World War II. She taught for a number of years in Gorham at Gorham High School, as well as at Lebanon High School in Lebanon. She was a strong labor union activist and was employed by the New Jersey Education Association from 1975 until her retirement. She was a talented actress who performed in summer stock at the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, N.H., the Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, Conn., and at the Repertory Theatre in New Britain, Conn. A gifted poet and author, she published two books of poetry and enjoyed sharing them with her many appreciative readers and friends. One of her best-loved creations was a wry fellow named Dwinel, an imaginary Yankee character whose escapades she related in a dry, Downeast accent. On retirement, she moved to Portsmouth, where she owned and operated "The Cottage" bed and breakfast in her Victorian home. She greatly enjoyed her guests, appreciating their experiences and points of view, and entertaining them with accounts of her own life and her works of poetry. She was skilled at creating beauty both in her home and in her lovely flower gardens, which were enjoyed by so many. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia Yourdon of Shelter Island Heights, N.Y., and Lisa Lipshires and her husband, Mark Andre, of Northampton, Mass., as well as a granddaughter, Jennifer Coffey, her husband, James, and their son, Liam Coffey. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Grade of Santa Monica, Calif., and her two strong and loving friends, Jill Nooney and Bob Munger. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to her favorite local charities: Pontine Movement Theatre, 135 McDonough St., Portsmouth, NH 03801, Sustainable Harvest International, 104 Congress St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 or to Artists in Residence, 135 Daniel St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery.

      BOOKS BY JOANN LIPSHIRES:

      - Forgiving the Black Widow Spider and Others Caught in the Web - The Well Traveled Couch

    Father BREEN, Edward Phillip,   b. 2 Jun 1895, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1949, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother MURPHY, Eileene,   b. May 1894, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1963, Minot, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1914  Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse 1 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living

    Spouse 2 LIPSHIRES, Sidney,   b. 15 Apr 1919, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 2011, West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1951 
    Children 
     1. Living

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1921 - Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Antioch College - - Yellow Springs, Greene, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Simmons College - - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 2004 - , , New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires headshot
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires headshot
    Headshop of Joann Lipshires from the web site of The Weathervane Theater Alumni Association. [Source=http://www.wvalum.org/gallery/item/388/asInline. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on May 6, 2012 08:25:36 GMT.]
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires in Under Milkwood
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires in Under Milkwood
    1966, Joann Lipshires, in "Under Milkwood" at the Weathervane Theatre.    From the web site ofThe Weathervane Theatre Alumni Assocation.[Source=http://wvalum.org/component/rsgallery2/item/68/asIn line, photo by Larry Presby]
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires in The Glass Menagerie
    209 1966 Joann Lipshires in The Glass Menagerie
    Joann Lipshires,The Glass Menagerie, Weathervane Theatre  1966, Richard Kline, Marycharlotte Cummings, Joann Lipshires,    From the web site ofThe Weathervane Theatre Alumni Assocation.[Source=http://www.wvalum.org/component/rsgallery2/item/71/ asInline, photo by Larry Presby]

    Documents
    209 1994 Necrophilia II a poem by Joann Lipshires
    209 1994 Necrophilia II a poem by Joann Lipshires

    News
    209 2004 Joanns Special Day from SeacoastOnline
    209 2004 Joanns Special Day from SeacoastOnline
    Newspaper article about Joann's memorial. Posted on SeacoastOnline.com on 13 Jun 2004.

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] U.S. Obituary Collection on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Newspaper: Portsmouth Herald; Publication Date: 27 May 2004 ; Publication Place: Portsmouth , NH , Us. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts ; Roll: 941; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 18 1.0. (Reliability: 3).
      183 1930 US Census Edward Breen household
      183 1930 US Census Edward Breen household
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: 941; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 181.0.