Stephen Kent Breen, 70, Managed Andover Bookstore

Stephen Kent Breen, 70, of Haverhill passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21 after a long illness. Born in Woburn, he graduated from Stoneham High School in 1964. He maintained friendships with his school friends all his life.

He married, had two children and opened a deli in Winchester center. When his parents died, he closed the deli in order to also support his two sisters who were then underage.

Breen worked at various jobs, often as a chef at small restaurants. He became an event planner for a spiritual workshop group in Cambridge and then a Reiki Master. He managed a metaphysical bookstore in Andover for many years while practicing his spiritual healing skills.

When he retired, he ran a small handyman business building bookshelves and mantels and installing kitchen cabinets. He was known for his caring spirit and wonderful sense of humor.

Breen leaves his wife, Joan Holloway of Haverhill, a sister Mary Ellen DePetro of Clinton, Mass., a sister Una Breen of Texas, a daughter Kristen Eck of Albany, N.Y., three grandchildren and two stepdaughters, Karen Thomas of Beverly and Jenny Holloway of Monroe, La.

There will be no wake or services according to Breen’s wishes.