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Regina Haddad Nero

February 18, 1943 June 11, 2007
Regina Haddad Nero
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Regina Haddad Nero, 64, of Fort Myers, Florida and Westerly, Rhode Island, formerly of Windham, CT passed away at home on June 11th, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her first husband of 29 years Frederick L. Haddad and is survived by her husband of 6 years, William T. Nero. Regina was born in Terryville, CT on February 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Vincent and Regina Klimas. She attended St. Anthony’s High School in Bristol, CT and was a graduate of Merrimack College in Massachusetts where she earned her teaching degree. She received her Master’s Degree in English from Central Connecticut State University. Regina taught English at the Connecticut Regional Vocational Schools, and was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Connecticut in 1988 from Windham Tech. Regina enjoyed crafts, traveling, and had a passion for shopping, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Regina was the epitome of class and beauty. She is survived by her four children, Kathryn and her husband Richard Balogh of Windham, Valerie and her husband Brian Cassidy of Somers, Melissa and her husband Sonny Gerardi of South Boston, and her son Frederick Haddad II and his wife Tracy of South Boston. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Jordan, and James Balogh and Shea and Sydney Cassidy. Her three siblings, Valerie Rouleau of Terryville and Mary Ann Jenne of Plaistow, New Hampshire, and her brother Vincent Klimas of Terryville also survive Regina. As well as her in-laws Robert and Elaine Haddad of Columbia and Paul and Nancy Haddad of Cheshire, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Regina is also survived by her six stepchildren, Nancy Panciocco, William Nero, Jr., Patrick Nero, Joseph Nero, Daniel Nero, and Christopher Nero and their spouses and 11 step grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday, June 15th from 4pm to 8 pm at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic, CT. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 16th at 11:15 am at St. Joseph Church, Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Regina to: Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George St. Pawtucket, RI, 02860 or St. Robert’s Food Pantry c/o St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02929-3215 or The Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 3H, Watertown, MA 02472. Please visit to register your condolences online.
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