Evelyn S. (Yehle) Regula, 90, of Mattapoisett and Tiverton, RI, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River, after a brief illness. She was the wife of 53 years, of the late Frank J. Regula.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John and Susanna (Neumann) Yehle, she lived in Mansfield for 32 years before moving to Mattapoisett 31 years ago. After retirement she also wintered in Florida for 15 years until her husbands passing. She most recently had been attending St. Madeline-St. Sophie Church, in Tiverton, RI.
A graduate of New Bedford High School, she had worked at the Foxboro Company for 11 years until her retirement. She was a former member of the Catholic Women’s Club in Mansfield and enjoyed golfing and bowling.
She is survived by a son, Andrew F. Regula of Plymouth; two daughters, Lynne F. Bougas and her husband Nick of Raynham and Suzanne Gent and her husband Kurt of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Erik, Adam, Mark and Mari Gent and Kristina Hennessey; two great grandchildren, Jack Hennessey, IV and Claire Hennessey; a brother Otto Yehle and his wife Jeanne of New Bedford; two sisters, Marion Riker of FL and Frances Sullivan of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-7 PM, in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford. Her funeral will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from the funeral home at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, 1960 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908.