Edward M. Regan


(April 8, 1876---February 14, 1965)


Ogdensburg, February 15.-Edward M. Regan, 88, 614 Ford Street, retired New York Central railroad conductor, died early Sunday at the A. Barton Hepburn hospital, where he been a patient since January, 29.

He was with the St. Lawrence division of the New York Central for 51 years. He started as a water boy at the age of 13 and became a conductor. He retired in 1941.

The funeral will be at his home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Mary's cathedral at 10. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Norwood, in the spring. The body will be placed in St. Mary's cemetery vault here until burial. The Lalonde-Briggs funeral service is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph H. (Kathryn) Garno, Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Archie (Jessie) Donnelly, New York City, children of his first marriage; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was born April 8, 1876, at Canton, son of Michael and Margaret Lynch Regan. The family moved to Norwood. He married Kathryn Hurley of Norwood at St. Andrew's Catholic church there on October 28, 1903, with Rev. J. C. Manning officiating. She died in 1913. On September 16, 1918, he married Anna Simmonds of Norwood at St. Andrew's church, with Rev. Father Roach officiating. She died in 1942.

The family moved to Ogdensburg in 1923.

Mr. Regan was a member of St. Mary's cathedral parish, the Sacred Heart league, the Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg Elks Lodge 772 and the Railway Conductors association and former member of the Rosary society.

(This obituary was provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)