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“I am so sorry for your loss.Jim was a great husband, father, grandfather and friendI remember many years of fun and laughter with Jim and Raylene.RIP...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary DiPhillipo - Nashua, NH

“I worked with Jim at Digital. Great guy, funny and smart. Unfortunately I lost touch after I left DEC. My condolences to family and friends. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Chuck Oleary - FL - Friend

“Jim and I started working together in Digital Acton in 1994 and quickly became good friends. We travelled together in the US and Europe, shared...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Alan Walker - Ayr Scotland UK, MA

“Love and laughter. Our families have shared so much love and laughter!!! Through all the years, Uncle Jimmy shared his smile, sage advice and...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kerry Morin Fernandes - Saco, ME

“Jimmy I will miss you forever. Your interest in my family, your kindness and thoughtfulness will always remain with me. I hope you are with Raylene...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: ann regan desjardins - FL


Waltham – Mr. James R. Regan, of Waltham, died at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was 74.

Jim was born in Waltham on October 30, 1944, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Dryden) Regan, and was a lifelong resident. His family were among the founding members of Saint Jude Parish in 1949 and where he was a longtime lector as Sunday masses.

He graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1962 and from Boston University four years later with a degree in computer software engineering. Possessed of an inquisitive mind he was a lifelong tinkerer, calculator and ham radio operator.

Until his retirement Jim worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company and before that for Compaq Computer and for Digital Equipment Corporation. He also served with the United States Air Force Reserve during the Vietnam War.

Jim and his wife Raylene created many happy family memories with summer vacations to Cape Breton Island and winter vacations skiing at Sunday River in Maine. They toured almost every amusement park on the East Coast and spent a summer touring Europe. The arrival of their grandchildren brought Jim and Raylene their greatest joy.

The husband of the late Raylene R. (Delaire) Regan, he leaves his children, Michelle M. Allen (Patrick) of Haverhill and Katie A. Anderson (Nicholas) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Devon and Brooke Allen and Drew and Ava Anderson and four nephews and their families.

Jim as also the brother of the late Frank Regan.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, July 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.