Shirley Ann Rego

July 19, 1948September 1, 2021

Shirley Ann (Bartlett) Rego, age 73, of Fall River, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of Joseph C. Rego Jr. to whom she had been married 49 years.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Alice (Raposo) Bartlett and the late Ralph Bartlett.

Shirley worked as a Supervisor for Aetna Insurance Company for 35 years until her retirement in 2004. A former member of Tiverton Methodist Church, Shirley had a very close network of friends and above all, enjoyed spending time with her beloved family.

Besides her devoted husband, she is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Jo Rego Cordeiro and her husband Ricardo J. of Fall River; grandchildren, Brandon Lee and Brittany Ann Cordeiro; step-children, Joseph C. Rego III and his wife Amy of Somerset, Richard Rego and his wife Renee and Cynthia Ritz, all of Fall River; step-grandchildren, Chace Rego and Jennifer Ritz as well as several great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St, Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on September 6, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM.


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021


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Donna Read

September 12, 2021

To Shirley’s family and friends, I send my deepest condolences on your loss. I worked with Shirley for many years at Aetna. My hope is that your memories will bring you much comfort during this difficult time. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to attend Shirley’s services, as I just learned of her passing.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort on your loss of such a lovely person. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Teddi Ferreira

September 9, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of the family.
Auntie Shirley was always sweet and kind and she loved and adored her family 💜

I will pray for her, and pray for strength and comfort for Uncle Joe, Becky and all of the family.

May you Rest In Peace Auntie Shirley. God Bless 💜

Elizabeth Barboza

September 4, 2021


Kenneth Carreira

September 3, 2021

RIP Cousin Shirley. Our brief encounter with you an Joey was a memorable one. Love you an will forever miss you

George Raposa

September 2, 2021

One of my regrets in life is that because I usually lived so far from Fall River, we never got to spend much family time together with my Cousin Shirley and family. So many holidays and life events missed, so many memories we could have embraced. But during the few times we got the chance to visit, it was like we were never apart. Shirl's love and kisses, big hugs, and huge smile brightened the entire day. I will miss you, cousin until that day when we all reunite again in His Kingdom.

My family and I send our deepest sympathy to husband Joe Rego, daughter (and my godchild) Rebecca, and the entire family. May Almighty God comfort and sustain you during this difficult time. We send our enduring love.

lydia ponte

September 2, 2021

this is for my brother Joe, and his family ,,i,m so sorry for your loss ,,i will miss her .. Every time i would go to Mass,, i would always stay with u both,,, and now it will never be the same ... and i will miss talking to her .and visiting with her .she was a great sister - in - law,,,,R.I.P. Shirley ...Until we meet again

Rebecca Rego Cordeiro

September 2, 2021

Dear Mom,
I miss you so much, but I feel you around me helping me with putting one foot in front of the other to never give up. I know I am a strong woman, but darn this is one of the most difficult challenges to face. I am comforted to know your now with Papa and uncle Eugene so please give them big hugs and kisses for me. I promise I will continue to be the better person in all situations I am faced. Your kind heart, loving personality and strong protector instincts I will carry on from you. You will always be in my heart and I know we will meet again. I love you to the moon and back..xoxoxox
love your Daughter Becky ❤️

Cindy Rapoza

September 2, 2021

Dearest Becky. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember cousin Shirley's wonderful smile and laughter. Until we meet again. God bless🙏❤️

Jo-Ann McCullough

September 2, 2021

So very sorry Joe, Becky, Brandon, Brittany to hear of Shirleys passing she was a great friend and I will miss her so much you will always be in my heart Shirley. RIP and God Bless all of you