Obituary: Regina S. Kilfoyle

Regina S. Kilfoyle, 58, of Hull, died of a degenerative neurological illness on Feb. 29, at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.
Ms. Kilfoyle was the seventh of eight children of Dr. Richard M. and Eleanor M. Kilfoyle, of Weymouth. She was class president of the junior and senior class of 1975 from Marshfield High School. She enrolled in Boston College School of Nursing but, quickly realizing that nursing was not her calling, she transferred to the College of Liberal Arts. She graduated magna cum laude as a history major in 1980. 
Ms. Kilfoyle worked for many years as the de facto director of communications for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In her thirties, she decided that she needed an advanced degree. She was admitted to the London Business School’s Sloan Fellowship Masters Programme, earning an MSc in 1995. She was employed by Imperial Chemicals Industries in London after graduation, rising to the position of director of corporate communication. 
In the course of her career, for business as well as vacation travel, she spent time in Chile, India, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, and many other points on the globe. She lived and worked in London for many years. 
Ms. Kilfoyle enjoyed warm friendships with many of her Marshfield High, B.C., and Sloan classmates, as well as her work colleagues.
She pursued multiple interests during her lifetime. She enjoyed international travel, photography, sewing, swimming, and running. She had a keen interest in the American Civil War, and she toured many battlefields in the South during her US vacations. She was a devoted aunt and godmother, and she made a point to attend as many First Communions, Confirmations, and graduations as possible. 
Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her seven siblings; 12 nieces and nephews, of whom several were her godchildren; two grandnieces; a grandnephew; and numerous cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Ms. Kilfoyle’s funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Ann’s Church, Hull. Burial will follow, at Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118, or the Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061. See for online condolences.