Obituaries 07-03-2014

Glen Breese

Shoe Salesman; Chelsea Auxiliary Firefighter

Glen J. Breese passed away unexpectedly on June 24. He was years 62 old.

He was born and raised in Chelsea and attended both Williams and Shurtleff Schools back in the 1960’s. Glen became a member of the Elks with his late uncle, Nathan Edelstein and a member of the Chelsea Auxiliary Fire Department before enlisting in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict in January of 1971. After his discharge in 1973 as a firefighter, he rejoined the Auxiliary Fire Department and worked as a shoe salesperson for many years.

He was the son of the late Robert G. and Sophie (Edelstein) and the grandson of the late Isadore and Francis Edelstein. He is survived by two sisters, Cheryl A. Lopez of Chelsea and Sandra E. of Peabody. He was the brother of the late Robert F. and brother to Albert Brodsky. He is also survived by a son, Thomas P. and daughter, Tina Marie and her husband, Shane Robinson of New Hampshire. He leaves many nieces, nephews and  four grandkids. He also leaves behind several best friends and cousins in the Massachusetts area.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, as a promise to his late father, on Wednesday, July 2. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made in the Edelstein’s name to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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