Theresa “Rita” Regan, 91, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday December 11, 2017 at her home. Theresa was born on August 6, 1926 in Kearny, NJ to the late William Greiss and the late Catherine (Boyle) Greiss. She lived in Kearny and Lyndhurst, NJ before moving to Budd Lake 30 years ago. Her passion in life was her faith and her family. She was an active parishioner of St. Jude RC Parish for many years. Theresa was a member of the Rosary Society, volunteered at charity events, served as a Eucharistic Minister, and taught CCD.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, John Regan; three devoted children, John Regan, Patricia Bloomer and husband Walter, and Nancy Regan; eight Grandchildren, John Regan and wife Danielle, Robert Regan and wife Dana, Brian Regan and wife Dana, Kimberly Regan, Colleen Hoffman and husband Joseph, Michael Errante, Danielle Magistro, Daniel Adamczyk and fiancée Kristen Tencza; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann McNamara; and by many loving family members and friends. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Susan Regan and brothers, William and Joseph Greiss.
Rita’s Life Celebration will include a visitation from 3PM -7PM on Friday December 15, 2017 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30AM at St. Jude RC Parish on Saturday December 16, 2017. Interment will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.