OBITUARY

Edward "Eddie" Rego

November 11, 1931August 30, 2018
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Edward Rego, age 86, “Eddie,” of Somerset, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Leona (Pelletier) Rego to whom he has been married for the past 66 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Reis) Rego, he had been a resident of Somerset for the past 63 years.

He was a proud member of the National Guard. He began his 45 year career as a boiler technician at Firestone, then Berkshires, Swan Finishing, then Montaup Power Plant and retired from New England Power Plant 1997. Mr. Rego was a licensed Fireman Engineer.

A communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Vigil and her husband Bobby and Gail Eckles and her husband Stan, all of Somerset; one sister, Rosie Davis; two brothers, Amos and Raymond Rego; five grandchildren, Eduardo, Andrew, Gregorio, Gabriel Vigil and Christy Eckles; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Cameron and several nieces and nephews. He was pre deceased by his eleven siblings.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea. Visiting hours Monday from 3:00 to 6:00PM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

  • FAMILY

  • The late Manuel Rego, Father
  • The late Mary Rego, Mother
  • Leona (Pelletier) Rego, Wife
  • Carol Vigil and her husband Bobby, Daughter
  • Gail Eckles and her husband Stan, Daughter
  • Rosie Davis, Sister
  • Amos Rego, Brother
  • Raymond Rego, Brother
  • Eduardo Vigil, Grandson
  • Andrew Vigil, Grandson
  • Gregorio Vigil, Grandson
  • Gabriel Vigil, Grandson
  • Christy Eckles, Granddaughter
  • Kayleigh and Cameron, Great-grandchildren
  • He was also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his eleven siblings.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Edward "Eddie" Rego

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Ray Mello

September 3, 2018

We'd like to extend our deepest condolences to Leona and the entire family for the loss of your husband, Ed Rego.
We always enjoyed seeing the both of you at the casino. We will always remember the great times we shared together. Unfortunately, we cannot attend his services due to prior commitments.

Once again, our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God bless his soul.

Sincerely,
Ray, Diane and daughter, Lisa


Gail Eckles

September 1, 2018

I enjoyed the fishing adventures, that my father took us on. I remembered when we were going, he took me along to get the bait. He would show me how to hook on the bait and to tie the lead sinkers on, so we could catch the bigger fish, in the deeper areas. Sometimes he would take the muscles and crack them open, and showed me how to catch Minnows in my hands, which I passed on to my daughter, Christy. This was truly a wonderful moment in enjoying life with family.

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Biography

Edward Rego, age 86, “Eddie,” of Somerset, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Leona (Pelletier) Rego to whom he has been married for the past 66 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Reis) Rego, he had been a resident of Somerset for the past 63 years.

He was a proud member of the National Guard. He began his 45 year career as a boiler technician at Firestone, then Berkshires, Swan Finishing, then Montaup Power Plant and retired from New England Power Plant 1997. Mr. Rego was a licensed Fireman Engineer.

A communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Vigil and her husband Bobby and Gail Eckles and her husband Stan, all of Somerset; one sister, Rosie Davis; two brothers, Amos and Raymond Rego; five grandchildren, Eduardo, Andrew, Gregorio, Gabriel Vigil and Christy Eckles; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Cameron and several nieces and nephews. He was pre deceased by his eleven siblings.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea. Visiting hours Monday from 3:00 to 6:00PM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.