Obit---RoussinMILTON – Regina M. Roussin passed peacefully on Jan. 15, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born on Oct. 26, 1942 in Hartford, Conn., she later moved to Milton as a child. Regina’s pursuit for higher education led to her  a bachelor of arts from Trinity College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont. Regina’s integrity and love of kids became self evident when she adopted and raised her six grandchildren. Regina was an awesome mother.

She was the daughter of the late Edward and Joyce Sweeney. She is survived by her sister, Susanne Gardner, and her husband, Earl Gardner, along with their children Joe, Eddy, Sarah Gardner, Michelle Hathaway and Susanne, and granddaughter, Jennifer. Regina had five children along with their spouses: Paul Roussin, Jr., Lynda Roussin, Anne Roussin, David and Cindy Roussin and Jeff and Leslie Thayer. Regina’s grandchildren are Nicholas, Tiana, Trista, Jenni, Jamie and Ethan Roussin, Lillian Thayer and Jennie, Adrian and Aric Diaz. Regina had four great-grandchildren: Ryley Roussin and Alyssa, Anthony and Aidan Diaz.

A celebration of her life will be at a later date.

Instead of flowers, a donation to Arkansas Hospice Central, 14 Parkstone Cir., N. Little Rock, 72116 can be made for their outstanding care of Regina Roussin. Please include the following information: Payable to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, and in the memo, please add “For Searcy Office.”