Walter L. Regina, 94, of Biddeford, loving dad and grandfather, died peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born January 9, 1923 in Biddeford, a son of Wlady and Stella (Choroszy) Regina. He was educated locally, graduating from Biddeford High School in the class of 1940.
Walter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, as a Staff Sergeant with the 820th Bomb Squadron.
On August 26, 1950 he married Lucille M. Poissant at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford.
He had been employed with the Saco Lowell Shops before the war and returned to work there afterwards until 1958. In 1959 he went to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and was a planner / estimator when he retired in 1985. After his retirement from the Navy Yard, "Wally" was the caretaker of the gardens at The Yachtsman in Kennebunkport for many summers and established friendships from all over. He loved travelling to Florida in his retirement years with his wife Lucille.
Walter was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. Grandpa enjoyed the companionship of his beagle “Delilah” very much. He enjoyed the company of his beagle “Delilah" very much. He took great pride in visiting friends and family and going out to eat with them. He was a kind and generous man.
Walter is survived by: his two daughters: Linda Rose and Lisa Stephens and her husband Dennis; and four grandchildren: Andrew and Diana Rose, Joseph and Kathleen Stephens.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Diane Regina in 1960, his wife of 49 years, Lucille in 2000, also brothers, Edward and John Regina, and a sister Stella Tarazewich
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd at St. Brendan’s Church in Biddeford Pool. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford with Military Honors. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Walter’s family wishes to thank the following for their care and compassion: Dr. Sherman, Wound clinic at SMHC, Hospice of Southern Maine and The Gosnell House. Walter's chairs on the porch and in the garage sit empty. He will be greatly missed by all, including Delilah. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Walter may be made to UCP.org (United Cerebral Palsy) in honor of his daughter Diane or to hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/trailofmemories. To share condolences online with the family, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.