In Loving Memory of Breda O'Halloran

September 21, 1957
Dublin, Ireland
March 02, 2020
Bridgeport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


4:00pm - 6:00pm

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

March 06, 2020


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Home Service

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00pm


Family Gathering


National Kidney Foundation

Bridget Ann O'Halloran

Bridget “Breda” O’Halloran (Murphy), age 62, of Bridgeport, formerly of Tallaght, Ireland, passed away in her home on the morning of Monday, March 2, 2020. Born in Dublin, Ireland to Daniel and Margaret (McLaughlin) Murphy, Breda spent the first 43 years of her life in the area, living in suburbs of the city, Ballyfermot and Tallaght. At the age of ten, Breda met her one-day “high school sweetheart,” Cornelius O’Halloran, whom she married in 1976. Breda and Con began their family and settled in Tallaght, which was just beginning its suburban development at the time. She coordinated the organization of “The Parents Room” at Sacred Heart Junior School in Killinarden, Tallaght. The Parents Room served as a space for parents to discuss various topics about the curriculum, the school itself, and upcoming activities of their children in attendance of the school. In 2000, the O’Halloran’s moved to the United States. Upon their arrival, Breda and Con immediately joined the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield. Over her time here, she worked in several places to include Abbey Tent and Party Rentals and the G.A.C. In addition to her beloved husband, Con O’Halloran, Breda is survived by her three loving children, Karen (Sean) of Milford, Elaine (Paul) of Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, and Daniel (Kate) of Hamden; four cherished grandchildren, Daniel, Katie, Sarah, and Chloe; three sisters, Eithna Samblin, Terry Wynne, and Mary Duff; as well as several nieces and nephews. As well as her parents, Breda is predeceased by two sisters, Sheila Mowlds and Margaret Murphy. The family would like to give special thanks and gratitude to the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, as well as Dr. Hotchkiss, Rita, and other staff at the Fresenius Medical Care in Fairfield, for the outstanding care and support through Breda’s illness. A service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Friends and family are invited to gather on Friday from 4:00pm until the time of the service at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Breda’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation ( For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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16 Guestbook Entries for Bridget “Breda” O’Halloran

  1. Breda you were one in a million, I really mean that, so many memories from out the back chasing the sun to holidays in the arse of nowhere. After school in yours.. To welcoming me over to U. S… One thing I’ll never forget was your dry sense of humour that is so rare, you never really knew how funny you were..
    With a heavy heart I’m sorry we never got to see you sooner..
    Rest in Peace Breda xxx
    Lynn Stuart and Ezmé

  2. Bridget was a beautiful woman with an amazing spirit. Her family meant everything to her and she spoke of you often. I will miss her. She had a warmth and calmness about things that put everyone she encountered at ease. My heart goes out to Con, Karen, Elaine, Daniel and all your families. Bridget is now your Angel to be with you and watch over you always

  3. Dear Con,
    I am heart broken to hear of Breda’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    May she rest in peace in our Lords heavenly kingdom.
    I wish that I could attend the service on Friday but unfortunately I will be unable.
    Again my heart felt condolences.
    Your Friend,
    John Rosito

  4. To Con and Family,

    Deepest condolences on the loss of Breda. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Maureen Fracassini

  5. May Almighty God give rest to her Body and Bless her soul as she is united with those that went before her and missed, May God comfort her family with strength and courage and a stronger reminder that the passing of a loved one is never a final goodbye….. Its only I go before you until I see you again in paradise

    Vinnie Corsale

  6. Con & family,
    So deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God Bless & Keep You,
    your neighbors
    John & Teri

  7. My sincere condolences to all of Breda’s family and friends. My heart goes out to you all. May the grief you feel now, over time, warm to life-long happy memories of the times you spent with her.

  8. Deepest condolences to con and family.
    Thinking of you during this sad time back in ireland x

  9. Dear Con,
    Our hearts are filled with your dearest Breda. Our conversations about our spouses over the years deeply affected me. I know how much you loved her and your family.
    You are always a good man and a beacon for others to lead a good family life.
    Please know our paths will cross again.
    God bless you and your family.
    John, Patti and Michael Falzone

  10. Con and family,

    Katrina and I offer on condolence on your loss. My god grant you solace and peace at this difficult time.

    Patrick and Katrina Lane