GREGORY FRANCIS JOHN O’REGAN
10 May 1933 – 30 November 2016
Born in a simple room up the wooden stairs at the popular Palace Hotel, Watsons Bay, Greg grew up with an attitude towards life where love of family mattered more than material possessions, hard work brought rewards, and faith in God provided solace and a source of direction.
When he was very young, a rift grew between his parents, such that in 1941 his mother placed Greg in Saint Michael’s Orphanage, Baulkham Hills, where he was later joined by his dear brother Paul.
Greg’s days were ﬁlled with lessons of life and labour. Earning the trust of the Sisters of Mercy, he relished his expanding dues of milking cows, collecting honey and running errands.