Anne Regan McVeigh

Anne Regan McVeigh

August 8, 1959 – May 18, 2021

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Thursday, May 27th from 10am to 11am with MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Medicine Patient and Family Experience.

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Anne died peacefully at her home, with her loving husband, Craig, by her side.  She is survived by husband, Craig of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Jake of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter, Beth of Omaha; sisters, Mary Jessen Sommer (Leonard), Colleen Bryson both are from Omaha; sisters- in-law, Mary Regan, Georgiann Regan;  nephews: Jim Regan (Nikki) of Lincoln, Nebraska, Andrew Regan (Elise) of Boston, Massachusetts, John Hughes (Chrisi), Kevin Regan (Tiffany), Dan Regan, Pat Regan (Melissa), Chad Jessen (Eva), Jeffrey Bryson, all of Omaha, NE.; nieces, Katie (Hughes) Buller (Bruce), Arvada, Colorado; Carole Regan, Denver Colorado, Maureen (Regan) Lohmeier (Jeff);  Kjirsten (Jessen) Finnegan (Joe), Alicia and Courtney Bryson, all of Omaha.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; Kay and Jim Regan, Jr.; brothers; Dr. Jim Regan, Steve Regan; brothers-in-law, Paul Jessen, John Hughes all from Omaha; sister, Kathy Hughes of Omaha.

Anne was an amazing woman who lit up a room the moment she walked in it.  Craig noticed that spark when they met while working at M’s PUB in the 80s.  They married in October 1987 and worked side-by-side in the restaurant business their entire career while raising their two wonderful children.  Anne and Craig opened and operated a Garden Café in Lincoln, NE before they launched their popular Beacon Hills Restaurant.  In 2016 they moved Beacon Hills from Lincoln, NE to the current location in Aksarben Village in Omaha, NE

Anne made countless fond memories with staff, guests, and family through her restaurants.  She was a role model of hard work and unmatched kindness. As one of her co-workers wrote:

“Anne was always there to make your day better.  Whether it was inviting you to watch an early morning tennis tournament on TV before the restaurant opened or listen to your troubles and give you wise advice.  She was so much more than an owner of Beacon Hill’s, she was an incredible human being who spread more love in the world than any one of us could ever know.  Today our hearts are so heavy that her time with us here on earth is over, but we know that her memory, kindness and love will continue on in our Beacon Hills Family.”

Anne took the news of her cancer diagnosis with much courage.  She made the most of her remaining months.  Visits with family, friends and coworkers were filled more with laughter than tears and more joy than sorrow.  Anne and her entire family are grateful for the compassionate care provided by everyone at St. Croix Hospice.  The St. Croix staff allowed her to live out her life at home, in comfort, with no pain.



  • Rich and Jane Condon Posted May 20, 2021 10:34 am

    Craig and family,
    So very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. We send our condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow..

  • Marilyn Duxbury Posted May 20, 2021 11:51 am

    I am so sad to hear of Anne’s passing. She catered many meals for the NMPP Energy Office in Lincoln. She was
    a joy to work with. Sincere sympathies to her family. God’s Blessings to all.

  • Beth Stranglen Ferree Posted May 20, 2021 1:30 pm

    Craig, I am so sorry to hear about Anne. I loved working with you both. I am so glad she was able to have you at her side. My prayers are with you all during this time and moving forward. Loving peace and grace to Anne.

  • Phyllis Williams Posted May 20, 2021 2:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!

  • Marcie and Roger Ybanez Posted May 20, 2021 4:09 pm

    Craig, Beth and Jake, We offer you our condolences for your beloved Anne. You all are, as always, forever in our heart.

  • Jane Gillespie Arnison Posted May 20, 2021 5:09 pm

    Dear McVeigh Family,
    I spent many years at St MM with Anne. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May she Rest In Peace. Comfort to your whole family.

  • Catherine Beekley Posted May 20, 2021 5:20 pm

    You know one of the happiest time in my life was working at the garden café. I remember her saying if you have time to lean you have time to clean😊I made many friends who are still in contact with. Thank you and Craig for the wonderful memories. I am so sorry for all of your loss

  • Sam Dodson Posted May 21, 2021 7:58 am

    Sorry for your loss Mary

  • Elizabeth Hogan Posted May 23, 2021 6:28 pm

    Anne was such an amazing mother, manager and even better wife putting up with Craig for so long. I know she will be protecting her family from above and trying to keep Craig out of trouble. I am lucky to have met Anne and thankful to have been apart of not only the Beacon Hills crew, but also apart of the McVeigh family. My deepest condolences to Craig, Beth, Jake and anyone that had the pleasure of meeting Anne.

  • Karen Noar Posted May 23, 2021 10:27 pm

    I went to grade school with Mary and we had our 50th SMM Reunion in 2018 at Beacon Hill. It was a wonderful occasion and beautifully catered snd I remember Ann.
    My deepest sympathy to all the family,
    Karen Noar

  • Peter Bucy Posted May 25, 2021 4:55 pm

    So sorry to hear Craig. God bless you and your family through this difficult time.

  • Mike And Jeannie Costello Posted May 26, 2021 3:06 pm

    Craig we are so sorry for your loss. You and Anne are in our prayers and thoughts. She was as beautiful as gracious. She will be missed.
    Love Mike & Jeannie

  • Mike and Mary (Marhenke) Anderson Posted May 27, 2021 7:21 am

    Craig, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.🙏🙏🙏

  • Janet Coy Posted May 27, 2021 9:18 am

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of Anne. I truly enjoyed the times we crossed paths and was saddened when she left Lincoln, Peace to all.

  • Lidia carbajal Posted May 27, 2021 10:37 am

    My heart breaks for everyone who had the honor in knowing Anne, she always was there for me no questions asked. You will be missed.

  • Don and LaDonna Hegemann Posted May 27, 2021 7:20 pm

    Craig Jake and beth we were just shocked to hear the news about Anne we are so very sorry. We made reservations at beacon hill on june 4 for my bday. The whole family. We were hoping to see you and Anne. Please let us know if you need anything

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