Breen-Putnam, Maureen age 62, of Riverside, passed away June 22, after a courageous 23 year battle with Breast Cancer. Beloved wife of 25 years to Dermot Putnam; dearest sister of Nancy (Patrick John) Johnson; proud aunt of Brendan, Patrick and Edward; great-aunt of Patrick Joseph and Claire Alice; God-Mother of over 40 children of many dear friends all over the world and a loving companion to Fergus her beloved French Poodle. Maureen was a French teacher at Lincoln Park High School, and in 2001 earned the Chevalier Dans l'ordre Des Palmes Academiques, the highest award from the French Government for outstanding contributions to French language and culture, and was also a Golden Apple nominee. Visitation Friday 2 to 8 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home
, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park, as well as Saturday 8:30 AM until 9:15 AM at the funeral home proceeding to Riverside United Methodist Church for a 10 AM Funeral Service. Private interment will take place in Plummerville Cemetery, Fenville Michigan. Info: 708-442-8500 or www.woodlawnchicago.com
Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 24, 2010.