Lucretia C. Breighner
05/30/1923 - 07/22/2017

Lucretia C. “Lou” Breighner, 94, of New Oxford, entered into God’s eternal care on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Columbia Cottage in Hanover, with her family by her side. She was the wife of William E. Breighner Sr. who died July 5, 2000. Born May 30, 1923 in McSherrystown, she was the daughter of William R. and Anna C. (Gebhart) Orndorff. Lucretia was retired from Radio Hanover – WHVR, and was the former Personnel Director at Carroll Shoe in Littlestown. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbottstown, the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg, the Marion Oxfordites and the National Council of Catholic Women. Lucretia was also in the first graduating class of Delone Catholic High School in 1941. She enjoyed reading, loved sports and especially spending with family and friends. Surviving are four children, Gayle L. Arigo and husband Richard of Hanover, William E. Breighner Jr. and companion Donna Kauffman of Arendtsville, Joseph M. Breighner and companion Lori Owen of Gettysburg and Julie A. Kuhn and husband Doug of Abbottstown; four grandchildren, Andrew P. Arigo, Paul R. Arigo, Krystal O. Celinscak and Casey A. Kempel; 8 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Germanus Orndorff of Hanover and Angela Spraglin of Carlisle. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy A. Breighner and eight siblings, George, Ruth, Nelson and Perpetua Orndorff, Mary Knox, Felicitas Staub, Agnes Staub and Monica Long. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Abbottstown, with Rev. Timothy D. Marcoe as celebrant. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Oxford. Friends and relatives will be received 6 to 8 pm. Tuesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave. McSherrystown, with a prayer service held at 8 pm. Contributions in memory of Lucretia may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 6084 W. Canal Rd. Abbottstown, PA 17301 or Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave. McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:07/25/2017 7:07 am
Rick and Kathy Smith -
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Nan rest in peace. We often talk of the days of AAU and she comes up in our conversation every time....her bank-shot, her love of Hershey chocolate and being frisked not once but two years in a row at the airport. She was such a pleasure to be around and a loving woman that made everyone else around her glow. God Bless her and the family. Love Rick and Kathy

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