John "Jack" W. Hogan, 75, passed away suddenly on January 16, 2023. Jack was the son of the late John and Genevieve (Carmody) Hogan and brother of the late Rosalie Daly. He is survived by his beloved wife Elaine (Coyne) Hogan; daughter Laura Greene and her husband John of Quincy, MA; daughter Christina Farrell and her husband Michael of Buffalo, NY; and son, Matthew Hogan of West Roxbury. His daughter, Lisa Hogan, died in infancy. He was a loving grandfather to his five grandchildren Anna, Fiona, Daniel, Rory and Rosalie. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
A life-long resident of Roslindale MA, Jack was a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Cathedral High School and Mass Bay Community College. He was a Vietnam-era Army veteran and enjoyed a 30-year career in Building Services at Atrius Health (formerly Harvard Vanguard). He raised three children with his loving wife, Elaine. Jack and Elaine spent their retirement years at their lakeside summer home in North Waterboro, ME. When Jack and Elaine weren’t fishing and boating on their beloved Lake Arrowhead or hosting their rambunctious family, they were exploring coastal Maine together.
Jack was a life-long learner. He spent much of his time reading history, poetry, science and philosophy, sharing knowledge with other people and engaging in lively debates. Jack was a nature enthusiast and preferred riding his bike, ice skating on frozen ponds, walking in nature, canoeing, fishing, and beach combing—to anything else. He shared this love of nature with his children and grandchildren. Jack was a proud Bostonian and New Englander and appreciated the natural beauty, historical significance and unique communities and people of the city and region. Jack considered himself quite literally a “Jack of all trades” and never backed down from a household project, an auto repair, or refurbishing a questionable “antique” (much to his family’s chagrin). In every way possible, Jack marched to the beat of his own drum. His sense of humor, eccentricities and enduring love will always be remembered.
Funeral from The Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Monday January 23, at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Holy Name Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday January 22, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Italian Home for Children https://www.italianhome.org/give/