Regis Philbin’s family announces he is now buried at the alma mater University Of Notre Dame after a private funeral at the Basilica Of The Holy Heart
Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, is buried at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.
The television host intervened following a private funeral service at the university, a school spokesman said.
Philbin̵7;s memory took place in the school’s Basilica of The Holy Heart and he was laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus.
Proud alum: Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, was buried at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater; he was reflected on its football field in 1993
‘The Philbin family wants to bring Regis back to the place he loves for a private funeral and burial,’ school spokesman Dennis Brown said in a mail.
‘That happened on Wednesday, and he is now resting in peace in Notre Dame.’
The television host in television and personality graduated from Catholic standards in 1953 and was a staunch alum.
He often returned to the South Bend, Indiana campus for football games, pep rallies, banquets, concerts and other events, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Old stomping grounds: The television host intervened following a private funeral service at the university, a school spokesman said; he was pictured on campus in 1993
Home: The genial television personality graduated from Catholic standards in 1953 and is a lively alum; he was pictured in 1993 in front of his old college residence
In 2001 Live With Regis At Kathy Lee host donated $ 2.75 million to the school to create the Philbin Studio Theater.
Located at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the black box venue is intended for laboratory and performance-arts productions.
The school president, Rev. John Jenkins thanked Philbin for his commitment to school in a statement this week.
‘Regis regaled millions in the air over the years, often sharing a passionate love for his alma mater with viewers, “Jenkins said.
Family time: Regis is pictured attending an auditorium event on campus with his son JJ (left) in 1993
Throwback: Regis was pictured in 1993 in Notre Dame’s football stadium stadium modeling a jacket that read ‘FIGHTING IRISH’
Decades ago: Regis was depicted in May 1999 receiving an honorary degree in Notre Dame’s 154th internship.
Phibin died of natural causes on July 24, just over a month before his 89th birthday.
He retired in 2011 following a long television career that included hosting syndicated morning shows Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1985-2000 – with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford – and Live! with Regis and Kelly – with Kelly Ripa – from 2001 until his retirement.
He also hosted the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Catholic School: Regis pictured in 1993 outside Regre’s Grotto Ng Our Lady Of Lourdes