Bridget Gilmartin Squires, known to all as Breege, passed away in her Southampton home on Friday, at the age of 79. She is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Guy Squires. She was known for her love of animals and spending countless hours with her grandchildren.
Breege was born in Derry, Northern Ireland to James and Molly Gilmartin. She became a nurse with her long time best friend Betty Healy Cormican, also of Derry, and both moved to New York City in 1963. They worked in Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx until Breege moved to Southampton in 1967.
She worked in Southampton for many years and during this time she married Guy Squires. They lived together in the village of Southampton across the street from her best friend Betty and her family. In addition to the hospital, Breege’s nursing career included meaningful positions at I.G.H.L. and the Southampton Nursing Home. It was also during this time that Breege ran her first marathon.
Breege is predeceased by her sister Maura and brothers Seamus and Sean.
She is survived by her brother Eddie, her step-daughter Stephanie and her husband Abby Deschapelles and Stephanie’s step-daughter Natalie; her sons Sam, Eugene and his wife Moira, Guy and his wife Nicola, and Terence all of Southampton; her grandchildren Shayna, Delaney, Guy, Liam, and Keira; and her beloved basset hound Duffy.