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Regina (Paradise) Hanlon Cephas

December 23, 1937 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 83)



Regina (Paradise) Hanlon Cephas had three daughters, who had four children, who had four children. This is her greatest legacy and her life revolved around family.

Regina was born on December 23, 1937 and died on October 23, 2021. Regina’s immediate family includes her brother Frank Paradise (Loren Rodriguez), three daughters, Wendy Jersey  (Frank), Penny Turton  (Skip) and Cindy Hanlon; their children, Robert Turton (Simmone), Kelly Turton, Vicky Kramer  (Stefan) and Emily Plaskett (Shuni); and their children, Maizey and Colton Kramer and Clara and Gabriel Plaskett.

Regina was also blessed with extended family, Matt and Carin Hanlon, Jen and Andrew Murphy, and Christine Applewhite;  their children Madison and Caitlin Hanlon and Slade Applewhite. And lifelong friends Carol and Tom Loiselle and ex-husband Neil Hanlon.


Regina was predeceased by her husband, Richard Cephas, and parents Frank and Eleanor.

We all adored Regina, with her down-to-earth attitude and wisdom,  we will miss her every single day (especially when we need deviled eggs).

Regina may be remembered with contributions to T.E.A.L, whose mission is to decrease ovarian cancer mortality rates and educate women on the signs and symptoms  https://tealwalk.org/generaldonation

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Regina’s life will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., meeting directly at St. Patrick Church, 110 Main St, Farmington.  Committal will follow at Riverside Cemetery Farmington.  Family and friends may gather on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St. Plainville.  For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com

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October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

Mass of Christian Burial
October 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
110 Main St
Farmington, CT 06032

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