WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Family, friends and fellow firefighters from Westfield and across Massachusetts said good-bye Saturday to Westfield’s senior firefighter, Kevin Regan.
62 year-old Kevin Regan had been a Westfield firefighter for the past 43 years, joining the fire department at the age of 19.
An alleged drunk driver in the Cape Cod community of West Yarmouth cut short Kevin Regan’s life last week. The accident also hospitalized Regan’s 62 year old fiancée, Lynda Cavanaugh.
Regan was buried on Saturday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in his hometown. Earlier, hundreds filled Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament church for the Liturgy of Christian Burial.
Chief Mark Dellner of the Dennis Fire Dept. told 22News, “Kevin was a good friend; he was one of those firefighters, if you met Kevin, you had a friend for life.”
“Kevin was a strong leader in the union,” said Mark Bourgeron of the Westfield Fire Dept. “(He) did many great things, not just locally but statewide.”