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Jo-Ann M. (Sipala) Regan

December 4, 1947 ~ February 22, 2017 (age 69)

Jo-Ann M. (Sipala) Regan, 69, of White Rock Road and the Westerly Health Center for the last 13 years, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday afternoon, February 22, 2017 at the Westerly Health Center. She is survived by her husband of almost 43 years, Patrick J. Regan Jr. of Westerly. They were married on November 30, 1974 in Pawcatuck, CT. She is also survived by her son, Shaun P. Regan of Westerly, her sister, Barbara Roy, wife of Bob, of Columbia, CT, her mother-in-law, Ruth E. Regan of Westerly, and her brother-in-law, Thomas M. Regan Sr., husband of Ellen, of Westerly. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Lori Goldsboro and her father-in-law, Patrick J. Regan Sr.

            Mrs. Regan was born in Hartford, CT on December 4, 1947, the daughter of the late Santo and Mary (Viscone) Sipala. Jo-Ann served locally for many years in the hospitality industry as well as being a loving homemaker. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Robert Serra for the compassionate care that he provided and a very special thank you to the entire staff of the Westerly Health Center for the loving care that they provided “Jojo” as they affectionately called her.

            A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:30 am at Christ Church, 7 Elm Street, Westerly. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will take place at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. Calling hours will take place on Monday, February 27 from 5:00 -7:00 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.

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 Service Information

February 27, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rushlow Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
64 Friendship Street
Westerly, RI 02891

Funeral Mass
February 28, 2017

10:30 AM
Christ Church
7 Elm Street
Westerly, RI 02814

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