James Hogan

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T James Joseph Hogan devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and devoted Catholic entered eternal rest at the age of 95 on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1927 on the Hogan Family farm in Hudson Falls, NY, Jim was the 6th of 13 children of the late John J. and Catherine (Cruickshank) Hogan. Jim graduated from Hudson Falls High School and Siena College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a WWII Veteran who served in the United States Army stationed in Japan. Upon returning from Japan and finishing his degree, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Joan "Jo" Burke, his beloved wife of 72 years. After college, Jim went to work for General Electric and together the family moved from Hudson Falls, NY to Gainesville FL where their family continued to grow. Eventually moving to Auburn, NY, they laid down roots and he began his career as an entrepreneur. He was the proprietor of Hogan's Hometown Market and Liquor Store as well as many real estate endeavors. Jim, admired and loved by all, was affectionately coined "Nails" by his father, because he was known for his incredible strength, fearlessness, discipline, wit and fortitude, yet always with a song in his heart. Never a problem he couldn't solve or something he couldn't fix, Jim was the definition of industrious, intelligent, caring and generous. Giving in quiet ways, he believed if your day didn't include time spent helping others, you've wasted it. His faith and love for his family, above all else, will continue to inspire those who had the privilege to know him. His memory will be forever treasured. Survived by his loving wife, who was his constant companion, together they raised 12 children Kevin (Terri), Matt (Debbie), Ann (Brian) Miller, Dan (Vicki), LP (Terry), Tom (Paula), Mary (Mark) Driscoll, Ruth (David) Groten, John (Sue), Charlie (Kim), Bob (Dawn) and Joanie (Tim) O'Toole. In addition, Jim had 43 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren all of whom he cherished and adored. Jim is also survived by his brothers Roger Hogan, Robert Hogan, and sisters-in-law Betty Hogan, Darlene Hogan and dozens of beloved nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his favorite daughter Ann and grandson Jimmy, as well as siblings Dalton (Marie) Hogan, Catherine Delaney, Christian (Joseph) McCaffrey, Jean (Charles) Ryan, Francis (Ruth) Hogan, John (Jeanne) Hogan, Richard Hogan, Leonard Hogan, Maxwell Patrick (Cathy) Hogan, Judith Hogan, and sisters-in-law Margaret Hogan and Colleen Hogan. The family would like to thank all of Jim's caregivers over the last few years, especially our mother and sister Mary for their unwavering care and compassion making his last years, months and days more comfortable and filled with love. Friends are invited to visit the family from 4-6:30 on Wednesday, August 9th at St. Alphonsus Church. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am Thursday, August 10th in St. Alphonsus Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry for his devotion to feeding the poor or Matthew House for care of the sick and dying. Please visit www.Langhamfuneralhomellc.com to leave a memory or a condolence for the family.
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