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Mary H. Regan, R.N.
September 24, 2022


Mary H. Regan, R.N.
Retired Mass. General Hospital Nurse

Mary H. Regan, R.N., age 87, a longtime resident of West Somerville and Edgartown, passed away peacefully at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday, September 24, 2022, following a brief illness.

Born in Cambridge on August 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Molly (Scanlon) Regan.

Mary was raised in Somerville and graduated from Matignon High School in 1953. Following high school, she attended the Mount Auburn Hospital School of Nursing. She later received her B.S. Degree in nursing from Boston College and her M.S. Degree in nursing from Boston University.

Mary worked in nursing for many years at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the former Presidio Military Base in San Francisco, CA. and for the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

She was a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Club and the Friends of the Edgartown Library.
Mary loved the beaches and tranquility of Martha’s Vineyard, the companionship of her family and friends and occasional trips to Bermuda.

Mary was the sister of the late Francis X. Regan and his surviving wife, Nortrud, of Tewksbury, and the late Roberta Randlett, of Woburn.

In addition to her sister-in-law, she is survived by her nieces and nephews, James G. Regan, of New Ipswich, NH, John F. Regan, of Billerica, Carolyn M. Regan, of Dracut, Michael F. Regan, of Tewksbury, Kathy Lally, of Bradford, Christine Pottle, of Chelmsford, Jeanne Rainone, of Tewksbury. She also leaves many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 30, from 9-11 a.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Camp Jabberwocky, P.O. Box 1357, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or online at

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