2015-05-29 / Obituaries

Terri J. Regan

Terri J. Regan (formally Terri Jean Daly ) 72, of Kennebunk, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 17, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. Terri was born in Biddeford, on Sept 2, 1942, daughter of Thelma and Thomas Daly and sister to Thomas Jeremiah (Jerry) Daly.

She was a 1960 graduate of Biddeford High School and received a Bachelor’s of Education from Springfield College in 1964 and then a Master’s of Education at University of Maine Orono. Terri taught physical education in a distinguished 36 year career at Wells High School where she was the Athletic Director. Through the years she coached field hockey, basketball, softball and track and field. She was a popular coach with her team affectionately known as the “Regan Renegades”. Over several summers she managed the day camp at Paradise Park, Old Orchard Beach. She was inducted into the Wells High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Her work in coaching field hockey in particular led her to being inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Terri was married to Robert M. Regan on March 31, 1966 and shared a loving home in Kennebunk where they raised their daughter Susan. The Regans are a close knit family spending much of their summer at Mother’s Beach, Kennebunk or with their extended family on Balch Lake, Acton.

Terri was a very proud grandmother of Abigail and Natalie, always following their many activities and entertaining them in Kennebunk.

Terri enjoyed all sports and could be frequently seen supporting local high school events in the area. She was an avid reader, enjoyed puzzles and was a social card player with her network of friends. While her summers were spent in Kennebunk, she enjoyed winters in Anna Maria Island, Florida. She spent several years in retirement as a snowbird and loved playing with her granddaughters on the beach at Anna Maria.

Terri was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Thelma Daly. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert Regan, daughter Susan Orr, son-in-law Adrian and two granddaughters Abigail and Natalie of Needham, MA. She is also survived by her brother Jerry Daly, sister and brother-in-laws Barbara and Robert Lee, John and Elaine Regan and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Anne Filson Pike & Joanne Jacobsen St. Pierre Memorial Scholarship, c/o Guidance Office, Wells High School, 200 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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