Joseph Mark Regan
REHOBOTH- Joseph Mark Regan, 85, of Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, North Attleboro with his deeply beloved wife Dorothy (Mariani) Regan by his side. It was the morning of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30, 1926, he was a son of the late John H. Sr. and Catherine (Elwood) Regan. Joseph was educated in Providence schools.
Joseph was employed by Craft, Inc. of South Attleboro for over thirty years. Joe was a high spirited and deeply religious man who enjoyed time at home with his family. He especially loved playing poker and lawn darts with his sons during family gatherings. He loved to spend summers at the beach. Often he and Dorothy would travel to Hampton Beach, Cape Cod, Maine, and Atlantic City.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, Joseph is survived by eight children; Dorothy Goff and her husband James of Pawtucket, Jane Catherine Shaw and her husband Michael of Harmony, Rhode Island, Hope Mary Regan of Cumberland, Mary Beth Whittaker and her husband Brian of South Attleboro, Joseph M. Regan, Jr. and his wife Robin of Smithfield, Kevin Francis Regan of Hudson, New York, Colleen Therese Regan of North Providence, and Brian Regan and his wife Linda of Rehoboth, seven grandchildren; Jennifer Goff, Angela Regan, Crystal Regan, Joseph M. Regan III, Wayne Whittaker, Zachary Regan, and Tyler Regan, two great grandchildren; Hannah Regan and Sebastian Regan, two sisters; Betty Masse of South Attleboro, Mary Pierce of Coventry and a twin brother; John H. Regan, Jr. of Johnston.
He was the brother of the late Marjorie Regan, Katherine Schofield and Timothy Regan.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro where the Regan family will receive friends on Monday, July 11th from 4 PM - 8 PM. A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, July 12th at 9 AM from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk, celebrated by Rev. Thomas Rita, Pastor. Joseph will be laid to rest in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, MA.
In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Joseph in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Madonna Manor Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.