Joseph H. Rego Sr., 88, of North Eastham, former long time resident of Hudson, died on Saturday, April 20th at the McCarthy Hospice Care Center in Sandwich. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Patricia "Pat" (Slaman) Rego of North Eastham and was predeceased by his first wife Constance (Sullivan) Rego. Joseph was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Garcia) Rego. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Hudson High School. He later attended William & Mary College where he received several degrees. Joseph was a WWII
Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army
Air Corps. He was a former teacher at Hudson High School and also spent time as the high school Athletic Director. He spent many years as the Director of Public Works in Hudson and was a long time Civil and Land Engineer. Joseph served on the Hudson School Committee, Hudson Planning Board and spent time as the Hudson Town Manager. He was a life member of the Orleans-Eastham Lodge of Elks, member of the American Legion in Hudson, member of the Bonita Springs, FL Fraternal order of Eagles and member of the Moose Lodge of Marlboro. Besides spending most of his life serving the Hudson community, Joseph always felt fortunate to spending the winter months in Bonita Springs, FL with his wife Pat. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at his fishing camp in Maine where his sons, grandsons and great grandson often joined him. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by all of them. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Katherine Davis and her husband Stephen of Hudson, Joseph H. Rego Jr. and his wife Denise of Brewster, Michael J. Rego and his wife Maryann of Hudson, Richard J. Rego of Island Pond, VT; his step-children, Anthony Donovan of New Hampshire, Richard Bigley and his wife Theresa of Hudson, Paula Redden of South Berwick, ME and Robert J. Redden and his wife Michelle of Northboro. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Arlene Cahill and his step-son Frank Donovan. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com
). Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to: Eastham Fireman's Association, 2520 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642.