Dale Duke Regan

June 15, 1948March 6, 2012

Dale D. Regan died suddenly on March 6th, 2012. She was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter and friend. Dale was a lifelong educator, having been at Episcopal for over thirty years and head of the school for the last seven.

She was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, attended Landon and Wolfson before attending Florida State University. She also held a master’s degree from the University of North Florida.

She leaves behind two sons to mourn her, John and Duke along with her sister, Denise Hunt (Russell) and parents Allen and Charlotte Duke. She will also be mourned by her best friend, Cynthia Flanders and many other colleagues and friends.

The family requests donations be made to the Dale D. Regan Memorial Fund at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

There will be a Celebration of Her Life at Episcopal on Friday, March 9th at 11:00 am at Parks and Lastinger Hall.

Family will receive friends at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 from 4 – 6 pm, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.

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  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Celebration of Her Life Friday, March 9, 2012

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March 6, 2013

Cindy, John, and Duke: prayers and hearts are with you. Wishing you love, light, and the peace that surpasses understanding.

Gilda Ferguson

December 6, 2012

Dale and I were at FSU together in the same sorority. She was a leader then, and from what I've read, she remained a leader all her life. I did not find out about her passing until I received my sorority news, and was very saddened to learn of her passing, but uplifted by the number of lives she touched and the testimonials of those she worked with. Rest in peace, Dale. I wish I had kept up with you.

Carol Grimes

April 11, 2012

I worked with Dale at Episcopal for 12 years. She was first my colleague in the English Department, and then my department chair. We were hired the same year, 1978, and many of my students went on to Dale's advanced classes. Of all the people I have ever met, Dale was the one I most admired in every way. Through watching her, I learned how a teacher can challenge students while offering them unconditional love. And, ironically, she was the most conscientiously fair administrator imaginable. Even though I left Episcopal in 1990 for a college faculty position, I have thought about Dale nearly every day. She was an inspriation to me as a teacher, as a friend, and as a leader. I hope that eventually we will be able to remember the gift of her life more clearly than the tragedy of her loss.

Andrew Chopra

March 27, 2012

Thoughts and prayers continue for the family and friends of Ms. Regan during this difficult time. She was a dear lady who did much for the community and education as a whole during her decades of service. The community suffered an immense loss three weeks ago, but her legacy will remain with the school and the hearts she touched. As someone who once attended Episcopal High School in Jacksonville as a student, I appreciate all that Ms. Regan did for everyone. She lived her life's mission to the fullest and cared for all. May God bring peace and comfort to her family amidst this time of sorrow. And though she is missed, may we all celebrate the life of Ms. Regan in knowing how much she was cherished and loved.

Gail Patrick Grimes

March 24, 2012

To the Duke and Regan Families,

I am sure there are no words that can accurately express the pain and sadness you all must be going through. I did not know Ms. Regan personally, although I am sure I met her once or twice, as I worked with her Mom, Charlotte, nearly 40 years ago at Atlantic Bank. Charlotte was an amazing woman, so it stands to reason she would raise such an amazing daughter. At a time when our youth desperately needs strong role models, especially in the field of education, this was such a terrible loss. My heart goes out to the entire family in their time of grief. Our Lord has big shoulders and he can carry the weight of your sadness if you lean on Him. I will continue to lift all of you in my prayers.

March 20, 2012

Sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman she's in heaven now rejoicing in the Lord! May God give you peace that she is better than ever.

Couston and Debbie

Adrienne DeSantis King

March 20, 2012

My heart breaks for you and your family. Your mother sounds like she was an extraordinary woman! You are all in my thoughts daily.

Clay Warner

March 19, 2012

From the Amelia Island Concours family, we are all saddened by your loss. We've known John, Duke and their father for years as volunteers for Concours, and missed having them here this year. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pamela Smith

March 16, 2012

I only knew Dale Regan for 2 years, of which I feel very blessed. I witnessed a devoted daughter who came to visit her parents on a routine basis and someone who was always gracious for the care they received. She would always give me a hug and thank me for taking care of her folks. I knew when she was nominated for the Eve award, no one deserved it more. I know how much she loved her family, and am so very sorry for your loss. She will always be remembered with a smile on my face for having the privilege of the short time I knew her.

Julie Bova

March 12, 2012

I had the pleasure to work with Dale Regan at Episcopal for 13 years (1990-2003). It was mentioned in the news that a former student said that “I bet one of the things you remember about Dale is the last hug she gave you”. Well, this is so true! I remember the last hug she gave me because I thought I could not breathe for the moment since she held so tight. Dear John and Duke, I know she loved you both dearly and I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonder mother, teacher and leader of this community. Hoping the legacy of love she left you will be a source of strength and comfort for you now.