Vera Regan passed peacefully, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter Diane Atkins in Moorpark on the evening of February 8, 2022. She was born Alvera Ann Starble in Woburn, MA to parents Pasquale and Lucia Starble and was the youngest of five children. The family thought they would lose Vera when she became seriously ill from scarlet fever at a very young age, but Vera was a fighter and recovered from the illness. That fighting spirit remained throughout her life.
She met Bill Regan Jr. in 1951 at a church dance and the two fell in love. They married four years later when Bill ended his service in the U.S. Navy. Bill and Vera began their married life and a family while living in Woburn. Together, they built a beautiful life and had 10 children. Vera was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She knew how to make every occasion special and had a knack for bringing people together. Almost every holiday was spent at the Regan household, where Vera prepared all the food and treats herself.
In 1978, the family relocated to Glendora, California, where they remained until 2021. Over the years, the family continued to grow through weddings and births. Vera was blessed to be a grandmother to 14 grandchildren and enjoyed every minute she got to spoil them. She became a great grandmother in 2018.
Vera is survived by her husband Bill Regan Jr.; children Bill Regan III, Kevin Regan, Debbie Regan Ossman, Doug Regan, Diane Atkins, Brian Regan, Michelle Malin, Laurie Flaherty, Sean Regan and Michael Regan and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister Clare Sullivan; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 27 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 101 E. Wilbur Rd. Thousand Oaks. Rosary will begin at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 28 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Rd. Moorpark. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Simi Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Vera’s name be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.