1938 – 2019
Brooklyn – The Lord has called Robert home, passing away peacefully in his home on Friday, January 4, 2019. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Renaud) Regis. Born in Danielson, CT, he was the son of the late Lucien and Phyllis (Piette) Regis.
Robert attended St. James School and Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School in his youth. As a young man, he worked for many years in the laborer’s union. Bob would later go on to work for Rogers Corp. He started and operated his own business, Bob Regis Line Striping. He had many interests and hobbies including being a communicant of St. James Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing the drums for many bands at local restaurants, Treasure Island, Stables, Perrini’s, and the Irish American Club. He also enjoyed playing the organ at home, riding motorcycles, playing pool, driving his Camaro’s, cookouts at his sister’s beach house in Jerusalem, RI, and spending time with family at Alexanders Lake at his parent’s cottage. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his only grandchild, April, who absolutely lit up his life.
In addition to his wife Patricia, Robert is survived by his daughter, Brenda Cotnoir and her husband Jeffrey of Putnam, CT; a son, Gary Regis and his wife Bonnie of Woodstock, CT; a granddaughter, April Regis of Woodstock, CT; a brother, Richard Regis and his wife Naomi of Brooklyn, CT; and two sisters Nancy Lohbush and her husband Rudy of Danielson, CT; and Ann Crowe and her husband Howard of Valencia, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, the late Michael Robert Regis, his brother, Raymond Regis, and sister, Lorraine Breault.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Robert’s family from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St, N. Grosvenordale, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. St. James Church, 12 Franklin St, Danielson, CT. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.