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Eileen Cassidy

June 26, 1946 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 75)


Eileen (Lee) Breen Cassidy, a longtime resident of Setauket, died peacefully on March 7th in her 75th year. Lee, always fun-loving and witty, even managed to light up the nursing home in her weakest days when she was in the end stage of Chronic Kidney Disease.

Lee enjoyed the early part of her life in Garden City with her brother Robert and her parents Dr. Edmund and Katherine Heenan.  Soon after her graduation from Marymount College, Lee married the love of her life, Tim Breen, and they chose Setauket as their destination to start a family and raise their three children. Sadly, Tim died at an early age from melanoma, which motivated Lee to advocate for, and donate to, many research hospitals and organizations that are working to cure cancer.

Thirty-one years ago, Lee married the other love of her life, Tom Cassidy. Lee then welcomed Tom’s three sons into her family and added two new grandparents for her children, Betty and Joe Cassidy.

Lee always tried to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives, whether it was family, friends, neighbors, or customers when she worked at Ace Hardware in Setauket.

Beloved by Tom, her adoring husband, Lee was the loving mother of Sean, Kevin and Norah, step-mother of Brendon, Kieran and Sean, daughters-in-laws Aileen, Rachel and Olga, son-in-law Jason and grandchildren, Timothy, William, Patrick, Caroline, SJ and Nicole.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cycle for Survival at https://www.cycleforsurvival.org

Visitation will be at Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket, NY on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Mass will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:45 am at Saint James Roman Catholic Church, Route 25A in Setauket. 


March 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733

March 12, 2022

10:45 AM
St. James RC Church
429 Route 25 A
Setauket, NY 11733



, NY


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