Patricia Breakey

Patricia Ann Breakey

1952 - 2020

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Patricia Ann Breakey, born March 17, 1952 in Walton, NY passed away peacefully at Bassett Medical Center Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the young age of 68. Friends and family knew her as "Patsy" or "Pat"; she was an astounding woman who touched the hearts of all those she came in contact with. Patricia achieved numerous accomplishments, including studying Art at Wagner College. She later furthered her education by attending The State University College of Oneonta, where she engaged in classes for Journalism and Photography. Our beloved Patricia was a profound writer, and became Editor for The Walton Reporter and later went on to expand her career as a Journalist for The Daily Star. Patricia had an unconditional love for animals and was an active member of The First Congregational Church of Walton. She enjoyed reading, writing, scrap booking, and photography in her free time. She also owned and operated Breakey's Liquor in Walton, NY, and was Secretary for The Walton Historical Society. Patricia was predeceased by her mother, Jane (Lambrecht) Breakey, father, Osborne W. Breakey, and brother, Stephen R. Breakey. She was a loving sister to her surviving brother Walter Osborne Breakey and his wife Julie Stone Breakey and their children Stone, Lucas and Aidan. Patricia was a dedicated and loving mother to her two surviving sons from her marriage to Russell Lloyd Hughson; Ryan Patrick Hughson and his wife Angela Hughson of New London, NC; and son Kyle Adam Hughson and his significant other Crystal Lee Berg of Wellington, FL. Patricia will always be fondly remembered by all who knew her as a loving mother, sister, and friend as well as a distinguished writer and active member of the Walton community. Services for Pat will be private at the convenience of the family. The family has asked anyone wishing to honor and celebrate her life, please make donations in Patricia’s memory to The First Congregational Church of Walton, 4 Mead Street, Walton, NY 13856 or Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and sympathy for Patricia’s family please visit
A Memorial Tree was planted for Patricia
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home