There are those that continually bear the mantle of responsibility. As the recipient of the Colonial Club's most prestigious award, Joe Regan has exemplified the ideals of commitment and community involvement. With his own unassuming and caring manner, Joe has spent a lifetime helping others. Growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts where he was an Eagle Scout, he rose above his peers and was honored as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. He served his country in World War II gaining the combat infantryman's badge. Joe received his B.S. from Tufts University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University. He first taught school in South Portland, Maine from 1950 to 1952 and served from 1952 to 1984 as High School Science Teacher, Coach and Administrator at Concord Carlisle High School.
Joe has been an Acton resident since 1955, and immediately weaved himself into the tapestry of the community. Among the highlights of Joe's volunteerism, he is most proud of being one of the original Monday Night Quarterbacks serving from 1970 to 1985, winning the prestigious Twelfth Man Award in 1975. In 1982, Joe was asked to help get ABSAF off the ground and served as the first Vice President. Joe volunteered to be the first Treasurer of the Colonial Club in 1993. He serves as a member of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and he and his wife Joan recently won Bouquet of the Month Award for their volunteer work at The Community Supper. Joe is proud of his five children, all who graduated from A.B.R.H.S., still enjoying their companionship along with that of his eleven grandchildren. Every community needs pillars of strength to build upon: Joe Regan is one of our pillars.