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Jose “Folião” H. Rego

July 24, 1940 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 77)
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Jose “Folião” H. Rego, 77 of Hudson passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his beloved family, on Friday, December 29, 2017, after a period of declining health. He leaves behind his loving wife Maria R. (Chaves) Rego.


Folião was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, where he attended school and later married the love of his life Maria R. (Chaves) Rego. He moved to Hudson with his family on January 2, 1976 and has resided in town ever since. Jose worked as a concrete finisher for both S&F and Acor Concrete, before he eventually retired. He was a longtime member of Saint Michael Parish, the Hudson Portuguese Club and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Hudson.


Folião was a gifted musician with a passion for playing several instruments such as the guitar, cymbals, accordion and harmonica. He was a member of the Hudson Portuguese Club Marching Band, Group De Candeiras, as well as the Lowell Portuguese Marching Band.  He especially loved his native Portuguese folk music. Playing for people, singing, making people dance and have a good time is what truly brought him the most joy in life.


In addition to his wife Maria, Folião is also survived by his nine children, Paula M. Rego, Natercia C. Rego and her companion John Moreira, Gilbert C. Rego and his wife Ann, Anabela C. Rego and her companion Kevin Baum, Cidalia M. Sanches and her husband Antonio, Lucilia Rego and her companion John Jouki, Susanna M. Rego, Diane M. Rego and Jeffrey Rego; his grandchildren, Stephanie, A.J., Matt, Michael, Vanessa, Andrew, Jennifer, Justin, Anthony, Kassandra, Nicole, Andre, Jonathan, Samantha, Tommy, Nick, Cayden, Brianna, Josslyn, Kaylee and Treviex; ten great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Juliana, Jaselle, Taylor, Michael, Jr., Dominic, Savannah, Crystal, Kaidence and Owen; three siblings, Antonio Rego and his wife Maria Rosa, Manuel Rego and his wife Filomena and Teresa Lopes and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Helena Cabral and his brother-in-law Guilherme Lopes.


Friends and relatives are invited to a period of visitation from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at TIGHE HAMILTON E REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.  on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery for Final Committal Services.


 Service Information

December 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home
50 Central St.
Hudson, MA 01749

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2018

9:00 AM
Saint Michael's Parish
21 Manning St.
Hudson, MA 01749

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