MaryElyn (Breck) Moraes, 87, of East Longmeadow, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 3, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield on June 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Breck. Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Arthur “Peppy” Moraes in 1994; she was also predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth “Betty” Cufari and Susan LeDoux. The five words that best describe our mother are: beautiful, smart, strong, compassionate and fair. MaryElyn was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School. She had a long career as Realtor for Grimaldi and Burzdak Realty. MaryElyn took pride in her work and its rewards reflected in her beautiful home, raising her family and her many domestic and foreign travels. She always looked forward to our weekly family night out to dinner. Nothing gave her more joy than the loving bond she had with her grandchildren. Her support and advice are gifts they cherish and they were proud to have “Nana” so involved in their lives. MaryElyn was an animal lover, many who adopted her by showing up at her door. She always had a furry companion at her side. She would have her morning coffee by her backyard pool enjoying frequent visits by her friend the red cardinal. She had a very big heart and loved her family deeply. She was her family’s protector and mentor and will be dearly missed by all. MaryElyn is survived by her son Michael Potito and his wife Terri of East Longmeadow, her daughters Lisa Jacquinet and her husband Michael of East Longmeadow and Lynn Landry of Springfield. She also leaves her 2 beloved grandchildren John Jacquinet and Rebecca Farina and her husband Tim and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her hospice nurses, Marianne and Jessica and her CNA, Alyssa. All services are private, with burial at the convenience of the family. Donations in MaryElyn’s memory may be made to: Foundation for TJO Animals (web: www.tjofoundation.org; mail: 66 Industry Ave., Suite 3, Springfield, MA 01104).
All service are private with burial at the convenience of the family.
Donations in MaryElyn’s memory may be made to: Foundation for TJO Animals (web: www.tjofoundation.org; mail: 66 Industry Ave., Suite 3, Springfield, MA 01104).