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Oct 8, 2018 1:52 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Bridget Gilmartin Squires Of Southampton Dies October 5

Oct 9, 2018 2:48 PM

Bridget Gilmartin Squires, known to many as “Breege,” died at her Southampton home on October 5, 2018. She was 79 and known for her love of animals and spending countless hours with her grandchildren.

Ms. Gilmartin was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, to James and Molly Gilmartin. She became a nurse along with her longtime 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 Ms. Gilmartin 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, her nursing career included meaningful positions at I.G.H.L. and the Southampton Nursing Home. It was also during this time that she ran her first marathon.

She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Guy Squires; a sister, Maura; and brothers, Seamus and Sean.

She is survived by her brother, Eddie; her step-daughter, Stephanie and husband Abby Deschapelles and Stephanie’s step-daughter Natalie; her sons, Sam, Eugene and wife Moira, Guy and wife Nicola, and Terence, all of Southampton; and her grandchildren, Shayna, Delaney, Guy, Liam, and Keira. She also leaves behind her beloved basset hound, Duffy.

A funeral service was held at the Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton.

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