Catherine “Katie” M. Hogan, formerly of Woodmont Village of Milford, CT and New Haven, CT, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023, two weeks after the passing of her husband of 61 years, John W. Hogan Jr.
Born on March 15, 1941, in Natick, MA, Katie spent most of her childhood in Rye, NY. She attended Our Lady of the Resurrection High School in Rye, and graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Class of 1962.
While a student at Albertus, she met her future husband and love of her life, John W. Hogan Jr. They were married in August of 1962 and settled in New Haven.
Katie was a wonderfully creative mother of four children, who encouraged their involvement in the arts of all forms. She was an avid volunteer for the community and the New Haven schools. Katie then took her energy and skills to work outside the home in the insurance industry, spending many years first with Met Life in sales and later with Mass Mutual in IT and sales operations. Katie’s passions included collecting, fixing, and gifting antique furniture to her children, designing and making unique clothes, swimming laps in the Long Island Sound, and gardening and organizing events as a longtime member of the New Haven Garden Club. Katie’s formal language and her relentless focus on grammar and proper etiquette belied a humorous, creative and spunky side that her family and friends loved and craved. Later in life, Katie found joy in travelling up and down the East Coast with John to visit her children and grandchildren.
Katie is survived by her sister Mary Cromwell of Parkville, MD and her husband Jenks and by her four children; Joan Hogan Gillman (Ted) of Westport, CT; Stephanie Hogan Lee (Michael) of Barrington, RI; John Peter Hogan of Washington, DC; and Tad Hogan (Kate) of Trappe, MD. Katie is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allison and Zachary Gillman, Nicholas (Kate) and Bowen (Meghan) Lee, Garrett, Gwen and Gus Hogan, and one great-grandchild, Jack Lee. She was predeceased by her husband, her brothers Michael Menadier, Chris Menadier, and Theodore Menadier and her sisters Anne Bartholomew and Elizabeth Farnham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nativity School of Worcester in her name.
A Funeral Service for both Katie and John will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT on Friday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. with their burial at Grove Street Cemetery to follow.