Mary (Cardose) Rego, of Rumford, died peacefully at home after a brief illness on October 4, 2017. She was wife of Luis P. Rego, having married in April of 1958.
Born June 21, 1934 in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Dias) Cardose of East Providence. Mrs. Rego spent the majority of her professional career at the former Major Electric in Pawtucket, where she worked for some 25 years in the accounts department.
She was a proud native of the Fox Point section of Providence, a graduate of The Cleary School in Providence and St. Mary Academy-Bay View in East Providence. Mrs. Rego was in the past an active member of school parent organizations at St. Margaret School and St. Raphael Academy, of the East Providence Democratic Committee, of the Bay View alumnae, and a communicant at St. Margaret Church in Rumford, where she was also served on the parish council.
Mrs. Rego leaves two sons: Frank, and his wife Lisa, of Rumford and Michael, and his wife Michele, of East Providence; and her three beloved grandchildren: Chelsea, Adam and Joseph. She was the sister of Hope Cardose of East Providence.
Her funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society-R.I. Chapter, PO Box 16603, Rumford, R.I., 02916, would be appreciated.