Reverend Donald J. Breaker passed away on May 18, 2020 in Venice, Florida. He was born on May 28, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 30, 1964 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Breaker received his first assignment on June 17, 1964, as an assistant at St. Veronica Parish, Hamilton and to teach at Hamilton Catholic High School starting that September. On June 21, 1968, he was appointed “pro-tem” assistant at St. Mary Parish, Oxford. On August 22, 1968, he was appointed full-time assistant at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Cincinnati. In August 1973, he was appointed to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He was appointed Chaplain at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Mariemont (Cincinnati) on June 20, 1975. Father Breaker was released from diocesan assignments on June 6, 1978, to receive a Chaplaincy in the Military. In December 1998, Father Breaker retired from military service.
Burial Service: Reverend Breaker’s body was cremated. Per his wishes, a graveside service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, later this summer.
Associates of the Marian Pact are asked to offer, as soon as possible, one Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Breaker, and when convenient, to provide for the celebration of two other Masses.