Kathleen (Britt) Breene, 80, of Warren, died Sept. 4, 2011, surrounded by her children at New Milford Hospital.

Mrs. Breene was the only child of Helen and Michael Britt of The Bronx, N.Y. Mr. Britt was a New York City fireman and Mrs. Britt was an AT & T telephone operator.

Mrs. Breene was a graduate of Academy of Mount St. Ursula High School in The Bronx, and Columbia-Presbyterian School of Nursing, Class of 1952 and later studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

She practiced nursing at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

In 1954, she married James Kibbe Breene Jr. They lived and worked at the Canterbury School in New Milford until 1973, followed by day schools in Philadelphia, Pa., and Loudonville, N.Y.

Mrs. Breene and her husband, Jim, returned to Connecticut to retire in Warren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jim. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Kenney, of New York City, Bailey Gendron, and Julie Ziebold, of Washington; a son, James K. Breene, III, of Bedford, N.Y; a daughter-in-law, Lee Canning Breene; three sons-in-law, Larry Gendron, Townsend Ziebold, and John Kenney; and 11 grandchildren, Remi Gendron, Molly Breene, Trafton Kenney, Charlotte Gendron, Caleb Kenney, Britt Kenney, Cody Breene, Eliza Ziebold, Isabelle Ziebold, Will Ziebold, and Christian Ziebold.

A service will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Canterbury School, 101 Aspetuck Ave., P.O. Box 5000, New Milford, CT 06776 or to The Gunnery, 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793.