Obituary of Huey Regan (1930 – 2021) – Lafayette, LA


A Christian burial mass will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Saint-Léo le Grand Catholic Church for Huey Patrick Regan Sr, 91, who passed away peacefully on September 24, 2021 at his residence with his daughters at his sides. Reverend Kyle White, pastor of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, will celebrate mass and conduct funeral services. Interment will take place in the Calvaire cemetery. Huey was born in Egan, LA, during the Great Depression in 1930, and was the second of nine children. He learned to work on the family farm early on, as they grew most of their own food. When all the chores were over, Huey and his brothers enjoyed playing tricks on the neighbors, which often resulted in a spanking, but always worth the laugh. Throughout his life, these lessons of hard work and light pranks served him well. After returning from his country’s service in the US Air Force, stationed in the Panama Canal; Huey married his sweetheart, Wilma Zaunbrecher in 1950 and were the proud parents of four children. They make their home in Lafayette, LA. Huey’s career began in the oilfield and after years of extremely hard and dirty work, he became part-owner of an oilfield drilling fluids and equipment company. Huey and Wilma loved taking their children to visit “the woods” where he grew up and foster romantic relationships with their grandparents and cousins. Huey demonstrated his devout faith through a life of humility, generosity and Christian virtue; he and Wilma ensured that their children received a good Catholic education. Huey loved fixing things, working with his hands and old country and western music. He had a nickname for everyone and had a way of making everyone he met felt special. Many of the simple pleasures in life made him happy. Although he suffered tragedies losing his sons, Huey found joy in the birth of each grandchild and great-grandchild that followed. He had a kind and generous heart and never hesitated to reach out to someone in need. Waiting to get things done was not an option for Huey; if something had to be done, he did it his way … that is, right away! He never put off until tomorrow what could be done today. Huey left a legacy of hard work, dedication, love for nature and zest for life; his presence will be greatly missed. “Your word is a lamp at my feet and a light on my way. Psalm 119: 105. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen “Kathy” Comeaux and her husband Glenn, and Becky Regan and her husband Dale Langford; eight grandchildren who affectionately called him “Popsie”; Erika Comeaux, Emily C. Hebert and her husband Tommy, Aimee M. Pizza, Michael Edgar, Tara Managan, Dr Laura Managan and her husband Scott Schilling, Daniel and Aundreal Langford; nine great-grandchildren, Avery and Arabelle Comeaux, Kori Greenwood, Louis, Nicholas, Natalie and Regan Pizza, Alexandria and Darien Langford and Baby Hebert en route; three sisters, Lois R. Dietz, Catherine R. Lacombe, Pat R. Stoute (Fred) and one brother David Regan; sisters-in-law, Louella Regan, Evaline Regan, Mary Jo Z. Foreman (Carl) and Wanda Z. Launey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years Wilma, his two sons Randal Regan and Patrick Regan; his parents, George and Margaret Thoman Regan; his brothers Clifford, Donald, Rodney and James Regan. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the Delhomme – Lafayette Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until service time. The porters will be Tommy Hebert, Dale Langford, Steve Leger, Louis Pizza, Nicholas Pizza and Scott Schilling. The honorary bearer will be Glenn Comeaux. Huey’s family would like to give special thanks to all of those who contributed to his care throughout this trip, too many to name. Kathy and Becky would like to recognize Gladys East, faithful Eucharistic minister and friend of our parents, and Delores Babineaux who took wonderful care of our father when we could not for the last six months of his life. Also, her hospice team, Amber, Cassie, Ginnette, Mary and Shelton. Finally, thank you to our family, friends, neighbors and colleagues for their unwavering patience, support and prayers. Personal condolences can be sent to the Regan family at Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Posted by The Acadiana Advocate September 27-29, 2021.

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