Brian E. Regan, 80, died Wednesday, January 22nd at Holy Family Hospital. Brian was a lifelong resident of Salem and loved to tell stories of the “old days” in town. He was a 1957 graduate of Woodbury High School.
Brian is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nicole (Scalera) Regan, and 3 children, Michael and his wife Karen of Atkinson, Kelley of Salem, and daughter Maureen Milchuk and her husband Scott of NJ. Brian also had 5 grandchildren, Jason Pearlman and his wife Anna, Erik Pearlman, Kraig Pearlman, Brian Pearlman, and Samantha (Regan) Kelleher and her husband Dan. In addition, Brian had 4 great grandchildren, Joshua, Alex, and Emma Pearlman, and Cameron Kelleher. He also leaves behind brothers-in law, sisters-in law, nieces, and nephews.
Brian was predeceased by his father Daniel, mother Evelyn, and brother Thomas.
Brian was a carpenter for over 40 years, specializing in interior wood work, which he created with precision and care. He lived by the motto “measure twice, cut once.” Later in life he worked for Salem Sportswear, NAPA, and Rockingham Race Track. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was an avid fan of Boston sports teams, especially the Bruins. He was especially proud of the fact that he was able to attend the Super Bowl to see the Patriots win and traveled to the University of Notre Dame to see the Fighting Irish. Brian enjoyed traveling and was able to visit Europe and had fond memories of a family trip to Disney World to celebrate the millennium. He took immense pleasure in his lawn and making it the best in the neighborhood. He enjoyed sitting in his rocking chair on the front porch, a faithful canine companion by his side, and waving to his neighbors.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. A short prayer service will follow at 6 PM in the funeral home chapel. Donations may be made in Brian’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.
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