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Obituary of Carol R.Regan

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Hingham Carol R. (Downie) Regan, of Hingham, age 80, a retired Realtor and mother of five, died after a brief illness on August 8, 2008. She was the widow of the late Thomas L. Regan, Jr. A native of Winthrop, Mrs. Regan graduated from Winthrop High School in 1946 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, receiving her BA from there in 1950. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Theta Sigma Pi - a journalistic honorary fraternity - and was president of that organization in 1949-1950. Upon graduation from DePauw, she worked briefly for WNAC-TV, then for Frank P. Bennett Co. of Boston, publishers of "American's Textile Reporter" and "The United States Investor." In 1952, she married her longtime sweetheart. They moved to Hingham in 1954 following two years on Beacon Hill. While rearing five children, Mrs. Regan was active in many local areas: PTO, Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts as well as being an active member of the Florence Crittendon League and the Hingham Mothers Club. She was president of that organization from 1964-1965. In later years she enjoyed membership in the Hingham Ladies Club. She worked several years as a volunteer Trouble Shooter for the Channel 2 auction and was co-chairman of that event in 1972. During this time she spent several years on the executive board of the Hingham Visiting Nurse association, acting at times as a Recording Secretary. In 1973, Mrs. Regan obtained her real estate Brokers license and worked time as a Realtor and part time as a free appraiser until 2000. She worked for Greg Hall Assoc. and The Chase Group and for DeWolfe Assoc. when Chase merged with that company. She retired after 27 years in that business. Mrs. Regan enjoyed tennis for many years and was an avid skier at Loon Mt. in NH and enjoyed boating activities at the Hingham Yacht Club. Her husband and family were of utmost importance to her. She was daughter of the late Irene and George W. Downie of Winthrop, sister of the late Dr. G. Robert Downie of Greenville, SC and the late Martha Downie of Falls Church, VA. She is survived by her five children: Thomas L."TL" Regan, III of Hallowell, ME, Martha Ann Power of Huntsville, AL, Andrew Regan of Denver, CO, Carol "Carrie" Will of Westminster, MD and Patricia Buzzell of Fairfax, VA and their spouses. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. She also leaves 3 sisters-in-law, Mary "Sis" Murphy of Winthrop, Elaine "Puffy" Dray of Old Deerfield and Marty of Greenville, SC and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service in St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 172 Main St., Hingham on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Burial in Hingham Center Cemetery, Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Regan may be made to Hingham Visiting Nurses Assoc., 200 Ledgewood Place, Rockland, MA 02370 or St. John's Episcopal Church, 172 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043 or to Hingham Dept. of Elder Services, 224 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043. Call 1-800-Keohane or see for directions and online condolences.

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On August 11, 2008

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