Louise Marie Regan, a nurse who volunteered in Africa and India, died on June 6 of a brain aneurysm. She was 66.
Born in Wyncote, Pa., Regan graduated from Gwynedd Mercy Academy. She married Thomas Regan in 1957 and raised three children; the couple separated in the 1970s and divorced in the 1980s. During their separation, however, Louise studied nursing at Montgomery County Community College and became a registered nurse.
Regan spent the next three decades working at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, where she provided nursing services to many departments. In her spare time, she offered her skills to those in need. In 1992, Regan volunteered with Mother Teresa at the Nirmal Hriday Home for the Dying in Calcutta. Three years later, she trained nurses, distributed medical supplies and provided medical services in Swaziland.
Even in death, Regan continues to help others. She donated her organs to the Gift of Life.