PORTLAND Mary M. Regan, 94, of Portland, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 surrounded by family. Born in Van Buren, ME, on April 17, 1921, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucinda (Hagan) Gallant. She graduated from Deering High School Class of 1939. Following High School, Mary graduated from Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1943. She was a Registered Nurse at Maine Medical Center, retiring in 1987. Mary married Leonard James Regan on August 24, 1946. Together, they made their home in Portland where they raised eight daughters. Mary worked with her husband in the family business, C.P. Regan Sons. Mary was a communicant and active member of St. Patricks Parish. She was involved in the St. Patricks School Mothers Club and the Womens Council. In her retirement, Mary and Len volunteered with St. Josephs Rehabilitation Center. They enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends; and many trips as members of the Irish American Club. Mary was an incredibly sweet, nurturing, kind, caring and loving woman. The joys of her life were her husband, daughters, sons in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She shared the love of life with family and friends. Her home was affectionately nicknamed Regan Ranch because the door was always open to family and friends who often stopped by for a cup of tea, Grammies Ranger Cookies, great conversation and a game of Cribbage or Rummikub. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Leonard James Regan; daughter, Joan Hedrick; brother, Gerald Gallant. She is survived by her daughters, Marie Charleston and husband Norman of Rumford, Ann Regan of Portland, OR, Dorothy Regan and husband David Driscoll of Standish, Patricia Regan of Portland, Barbara Hogg and husband Gary of The Woodlands, TX, Rita McDonough and husband Robert Travis of Windham, and Teresa Regan of Portland; grandchildren, Kristin, Kevin, Peter, Stephanie, Matthew, Keith, Joseph, Elizabeth, Marc, Neal, Caroline, Robert and Sean; great-grandchildren, Maxx, Benjamin, Emily, Aspen, Fletcher, Darcy, Archer, Lilah, Easton, Jacobi, and an expected baby girl in March. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Wayne Hedrick; sisters, Sr. Muriel Gallant, Teresa Moreland, Dorothy Ellison; brothers, C. Edwin Gallant and Francis Gallant. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10AM at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.