March 20, 2014

Winifred "Winnie" M. Breyette

PLATTSBURGH — Mrs. Winifred "Winnie" M. Breyette, 85, of Cumberland Head Road, died March 19, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center with her family by her side.

She was born in Plattsburgh N.Y., on Sept. 26, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Grenier) Follett.

Winnie graduated from Plattsburgh High School, class of 1946. Winnie married Malcolm C. Breyette, Aug. 7, 1947, in St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh.

She worked at Champlain College (ACUNY) in Plattsburgh from 1946 until 1950 when she left her position as secretary to L. Newton Hayes, Director of Admissions, to start a family. She became a member of the staff in the Office of Superintendent of Schools in Plattsburgh in 1965. She retired from her position as Secretary to the Superintendent in 1990. She was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Cumberland Head, and a charter member of the church choir.

She is survived by her seven children, Susan Schlacter of West Chazy, Stephen Breyette, Scott Breyette, Mary Breyette and Jeff Breyette of Plattsburgh, Jane Breyette and Russell Fraser of South Burlington, Vt., and Jennifer and Edward Szalkowski of Morrisonville; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Daniel, Brendan, Joshua, Ellen, Peter, Leah, Will, and Megan; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Luke; and several nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Malcolm; granddaughter Emily Schlacter; sister Janet Bellflower; son-in-law Leonard Schlacter; and her niece, Deborah K. Bellflower.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 21, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at St. Mary's of the Lake Oratory on Cumberland Head. Burial will follow in the spring at the parish cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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