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.