Joseph William Regan IV of Westford, MA

 

Joseph W. Regan, 28, of Westford, MA died suddenly Sunday May 20, 2018 at Tufts New England Med. Center in Boston.  

Born in Lowell, MA on Feb. 25, 1990, he was the son of Joseph W. Regan III and Gwen Regan of Westford, MA. He was a graduate of Nashoba Valley Technical High School with the Class of 2008. 

Joey was a fun loving Boston sports fan who enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Celtics. As a child he loved playing hockey and lacrosse. 

Joey is survived by his parents, his sister Stacey Regan and her husband, John Ratliff, nephews Dylan & Logan Ratliff and niece Riley Ratliff of San Mateo, CA; His Grandmother Janet Crevette of Watertown, and many aunts, uncles, cousins. 

Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service at 7:00 P.M.at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. Arrangements BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

 

Visitation

May 24, 2018
4 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863

Funeral

May 24, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. John Crisafulli says:

    Joe, Gwen; Our deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your beloved son. May your happy memories of Joey give you strength. Thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    John & Gretchen Crisafulli

  2. Chris says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
    When we are grieving the loss of a loved one, we can find comfort from the scriptures. I found a couple scriptures at jw.org.
    Psalm 55:22 promises that God will sustain us if we just throw our burdens on him. So we need to remember to pray.
    I look forward to seeing Joey in the resurrection when he will again be enjoying friends/family. (John 5:28,29).
    I hope these scriptures bring you as much comfort as they bring me.

  3. Lisa Bert says:

    Gwen, my deepest condolences to you and your family in this unexpected and difficult time. I hope for your eventual comfort and peace. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa

  4. Diane Mahoney Clare says:

    so sorry for your loss, My prayers are that you would know God’s peace during this difficult time. God bless.

  5. Gail Kharidia says:

    Gwen and family

    I am so sorry to learn of your son’s passing, and I’m praying for you and your family. No words can express the pain and heartache you are experiencing.
    Here is a passage by Marianne Williamson. I hope this helps.

    Dearly beloved God,

    Be our strength at this time, that we might yet see the truth of the world as You created it.

    That there is no death, that Joey still lives, and in You we still live with him.

  6. Angela MacKinnon says:

    Dear Gwen, Joe, and Stacey, I’m shocked and so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy, as I pray for each of you to find strength in the coming days. My love to you. 💞 Rest in peace, Joey. May you all feel God’s love embrace you, now and forever. Amen. 💞

  7. Angela Selfridge (Miss Angela) says:

    Gwen and Joe,
    So sorry to hear of Joey’s passing. He will forever be etched in my mind as this spunky, cute little 4 year old who loved to make me laugh.
    I pray for healing for your family.
    God Bless,
    Miss Angela

  8. Hailey Chamberlain says:

    Dear Gwen, Joe, and family,

    I’m so deeply saddened by this tragic, sudden loss of your son. Having lost a young brother and witnessing our family cope with the intense grief, there are few words that can bring comfort. My Mother was told by a fellow berieved mother “I taste your tears” it is one phrase that has stuck with me as conveying some of the pain only a parent can know. Loosing a child is beyond difficult. I send thoughts and prayers for healing and acceptance and you begin this heart breaking journey without you son on this Earth. May his memory be eternal.

    Peace, Love, and Prayers
    Hailey Chamberlain

  9. Chris Niemi says:

    Dear Gwen, I couldn’t believe what I was reading…I am so sorry for your loss and praying that you and your family have courage during this most difficult time.
    Hugs, Chris

  10. Marilyn Suszek says:

    Dear Gwen, Joe and family, May Our Lord surround you all with his Love, Peace and Consolation in your grief and loss of one so young. Marilyn & Wes Suszek

  11. Addie says:

    Gwen and Joe,

    Anything you need at all, if Scott and I can help, we are always here for you all.
    So much love and rexpect,
    Addie, Scott, Jewel

  12. Gary and JoAnn Johnson says:

    Joe and Gwen,

    Our most sincere apologies for the loss of Joey, to you and the rest of your family. We were all one big family way back then , when Joey was scraping in the corners and blazing up and down the ice at some nearby skating rink and hockey game. No one beat Joey to the puck. Those memories and those of play-dates when the kids were so young, will always be remembered fondly, despite his loss.

    God Bless,
    Gary, JoAnn, Andrew and Ally Johnson

  13. Joanne Davidson says:

    Gwen, Joe, and Stacey,

    I am very sorry for the passing of your son. It is so hard to loose anyone especially a child.

    Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    God Bless.

  14. Ray Yacouby says:

    Gwen my heart goes out to and Joe

  15. Todd Dawson says:

    Gwen and Joe,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Joey’s passing; my love, thoughts and prayers are with the both of you.

    Love,
    Todd

  16. Mark & Ellen Tremblay says:

    Dear Gwen and Joe:

    We are so saddened to hear of Joey,s passing. Our hearts ache for you both and Stacey. We will always look back fondly at the fun times of Nashoba hockey days- Rest In Peace Joey.

  17. Kathee and Rex Nelick says:

    Dearest Gwen and Joe, There are no words to express how very sorry we are for your deep loss. No one can imagine the pain you are dealing with. Joey is at peace now and praying you will find that same peace. You are in our prayers…Love, Kathee and Rex

  18. Jim & Cindy Buckingham says:

    Joe, Gwen & family,

    We are very sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

    Fondly,
    Jim & Cindy Buckingham

  19. Patience Asamoah Djan says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Gwen,so sorry for your loss.

  20. Rick Morrell says:

    Joe and Gwen with my deepest Sympathies
    To your families and friends

  21. Don and Joy Lambert says:

    So sorry Gwen an Joe our thoughts and prayers are with you God Bless

  22. Paula Taglieri says:

    Gwen & Joe,

    I am so sorry to hear of your son Joey’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. Dennis and Pat Kiefer says:

    To the family,
    Our hearts are with you while you struggle to heal. Keep each other close and love each other. It’s very hard to walk through the pain of losing a child.

  24. Milly Smith says:

    Gwen, I am very sorry to hear of Joey’s passing. Please also pass my condolences on to Joe and Stacy. It is going to be very hard in the beginning, as you have all of these “firsts” to go through, his birthday, your birthday, and all of the holidays in between.

    I am not going to tell you that the pain goes away, but eventually it will get easier, or so I am being told. Haven’t gotten there just yet.

    I unfortunately know this from first hand experience, as it will be a year on June 12 th, that I lost my Smitty.

    Just keep remembering that Joey did not leave you, the Lord has brought him home, and ended his pain.

  25. Angie Mosscrop says:

    Gwen, Joe, and Stacy,

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your son/brother Joey, it was too soon for him to leave. It is never easy. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Love,
    Tom and Angie Mosscrop

  26. Pat & John Stefanowicz says:

    Dear Joe, Gwen and Stacey,
    There are no words to adequately convey the sorrow we feel for your loss. May Joey Rest In Peace.
    With love and hugs,
    Pat and John

  27. Brenda Dulude says:

    Iam so so sorry for yo
    u and your family and his,May God help you all through this.

  28. Brenda Dulude says:

    Iam so so sorry for you and your family and his,May God help you all through this.

  29. Cindy stella says:

    Gwen and Joe and Stacey
    It’s been a while my dear friend Gwen. You have alwsys been in my thoughts over the years My heart aches for your families loss. You are all in my prayers. May you find peace in knowing your son is with the Light of God
    and that God will carry you through this difficult time.
    love
    Cindy Stella

  30. Anne DeMeo says:

    Gwen and Joe, I am so very sorry for your loss!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!

  31. Christina Townes says:

    Dear Gwen and Joe, I can’t even begin to know how you feel at a time such as this. Which makes it even more difficult to know what to say. I am in shock. Absolute shock! I was hoping and praying for the best for Joey. There are no answers. There is no reasoning. There are always unexplainable circumstances as to why this happens to such a wonderful family. To good people as you and Joe are. Please know that my thoughts, prayers and tears are there with you in spirit…now and always. I think of you both very often.
    Your Cousin, Christina

  32. Joanne & Paul says:

    Gwen, Joe and Stacey,
    Prayers, love and hugs. ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal’ from an old Irish tombstone.

  33. Margaret-Ann Aquaro says:

    Gwen, Joe, and Stacy
    There are no words that can ease your pain. I wanted to give you a big hug today Gwen and tell you everything will be okay but that’s not true it’s never okay! Our son has been gone 4 years to a drug overdose. It seems like yesterday, It’s like ocean waves rolling in bring memories of all the goodness of your child, and rolling out sucking your breath away leaving you with an emptiness. May Joey rest in eternal peace. May God bless you and your family with strength and peace.

    Love Margaret-Ann A

  34. Sharon Levy says:

    Sweet Gwen and Joe- May the good Lord bless you, watch over you and give you peace. I’m so sorry that Joey passed so soon.

  35. Carol Davison says:

    I do not have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I am so very sad to hear this news about Joey. My heart breaks for you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Wishing you peace and healing,

    Carol Davison

  36. Ellen and Greg Narinian says:

    So sorry to hear of your sons passing. Please know your family is in our prayers. God bless

  37. Barbara Boucher says:

    My heart is breaking for you.

  38. Cynthia Bates says:

    Gwen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Joey when he was just a young boy coming into the bank with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  39. Margaret Inglese says:

    Our hearts and prayers aplenty go out to you and your family. Having lost 3 sons – one at birth, another at 21 in an auto accident and the third
    this past November in his sleep due to epilepsy, He was 52. I should know how to console you, but I don’t. One day at a time and each of you
    has your own loss. Never expect anyone else, including your spouse, to have quite the same pain as you. Always know you did all
    you could to love your dear, beautiful son. Life does go on and we all carry our boys in our hearts wherever we go and whatever we do. Drugs are so evil.
    They steal the very best of our youth. Please know I am here for you 24 7. Really. There are times when I feel like a huge ocean wave is pulling
    me under and I have to take a long deep breath. As for our family, we hug a lot and continue to share all good times and holidays, knowing that is what they would want us to do, with a toast ” to those who are here and those we wish were here”. God bless you all. Margaret/ Peg

  40. Kerri Eldredge says:

    Dear Gwen,

    I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. I’m deeply sorry that you and your family have endured such a loss.

    I’m holding you close to my heart.

    May you find some comfort in the fond memories you have of Joey.

    Love,
    Kerri

  41. Jessica king says:

    Joe,Gwen,Stacey and family. My heart goes out to you all. So sorry for your loss. May God be with you all and give you strength. Thoughts and prayers are with you all..Love Jess & Evan. XOXO

  42. karen bishop says:

    Gwen, so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I remember the funny stories you had about Joey when he was young during my Mary Kay years. Prayers and sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Karen Bishop

  43. Heather Catts says:

    Gwen and Joe, So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for you all. Love, Heather Catts and family

  44. Jessie Robinson says:

    Dear Regan Family,
    My heart breaks for you. I will be keeping you all in my heart and prayers.
    Love, Jessie

  45. Blair Morgan says:

    Rest in peace Joey. My heart goes out to your family. I wont be able to make it to the services but I will make sure i keep you and your family in my prayers. See you in heaven Joey!

  46. Judy Courtney says:

    Gwen, I am very, very sorry for your loss. Truely heart breaking news.

  47. Judy Courtney says:

    Gwen, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Truely heart breaking news.

  48. Pam Borghesani says:

    Praying for you and your family during this time.

    Love you,

    Pam & Dave Borghesani

  49. Susan Hunt says:

    Dear Gwen and Joe,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most sad and difficult time.
    Fondly, Sue and Ray Hunt

  50. Fredda Goldberg says:

    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. So terribly sorry.
    Fondly,
    Fredda

  51. Mary Buckingham says:

    Joe, Gwen & family,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts. May your memories of Joey and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  52. cathi oconnor says:

    Joe, Gwen and Stacey, There are no words. So many memories of fun times at Virginia Beach. My heart aches for you. God bless, love you all. Cathi O,Connor

  53. Nancy Plummer says:

    Dear Joe and Gwen – I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Joey and his silly antics at Ms. Angela’s and on the ice. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  54. Andrea Mendes says:

    Gwen, Joe and Stacey

    We are so sorry for your loss. Joey was such a nice kid and we enjoyed spending time with him in his younger years. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Love, Mike and Andrea Mendes

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