Louis Rego, 85
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TREVETT -- Louis Rego, 85, died on Dec. 26, 2012, in the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.
He was born on June 3, 1927, in Fall River, Mass., to Manuel and Mary Reis Rego. He grew up in Fall River and attended local schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 during WWII. He served in the South Pacific. After the war he served in the Coast Guard for 16 years and was stationed in Boston, Mass., So. Portland, Portland, Ore., and Juno, Alaska.
He worked as a welder for B.I.W., Goudy & Stevens, and Fuller's shipyard. He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens and mowing his lawn which he kept in pristine shape.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Colleen Rego of Trevett; sons, Michael Rego and his wife Wendy of Boothbay, Timothy Rego of Southport, Brian Rego and his wife Patricia of Boothbay; sisters, Anna Beaty of Florida, Rose Davis of Swansea, Mass., brothers, Edward Rego of Somerset, Mass., Milton Rego of Fall River, Mass., Raymond Rego of New Bedford, Mass., Amos Rego of Fall River, Mass.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A committal service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on December 29, 2012