Carole Breen passed away at the age of 86 on August 3rd with her loving husband of 65 years, Marvin, at her side.
Born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Carole was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Sophie Newcomb (Tulane) University, later completing her master’s degree at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.
A longtime resident of Tiburon, Carole was very active in the SF Bay Area Jewish community. She served as the first executive director of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, board member of American Jewish Committee and president of the board of Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Carole was a docent at the Asian Art Museum for over 40 years. Fluent in French, Carole cherished her regular “French group” meetings.
Carole was the loving mother of Robin and Don Moses of Mill Valley, and Neff Breen and Ken Anderson of Lisbon, Portugal. She was the beloved Nonie to her granddaughters Sarah and Aimee, the lights of her life. Carole’s enthusiasm for learning, passion for social justice, unbridled energy and humor will be forever missed by her family and wide circle of devoted friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.