PORTLAND — Omer A. Breau, 81, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 15, after a three year battle with cancer.

Omer was born to James and Helen Cormier Breau in Mexico, Sept. 17, 1928. One of seven children, he grew up in Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School in 1948. Later moving and settling in Portland, he graduated from Portland Junior College.

Omer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954 as an airman first class officer. He was a member of the Toastmasters for many years. Omer worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield for 26 years before retiring.

Omer is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Debbie; four children, Susan Bailey and her husband, Chris, Stephanie Brett, Allan Breau and Kevin Breau; four grandchildren, Christopher and Heather Bailey, Courtney and Amanda Brett; a sister, Lily Gotto and her husband, Francis; brothers, Raymond Breau and his wife, Priscilla, Edward Breau and his wife, Barbara and Lionel Breau; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two other brothers, James and Rene Breau.

Omer touched many peoples lives with his wonderful sense of humor and gentle nature. He was an avid golfer and Red Sox fan. He had many friends and especially enjoyed his Friday lunches with the “guys.” His greatest pleasure was to entertain his family by singing and playing the guitar.

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