Hogan in Woburn, March 2nd, John F., beloved husband of Katherine L. (OBrien). Devoted father of Kathleen M. Kiklis and her husband James of Woburn, John F. Hogan Jr. and his wife Inese of NV, Stephen P. Hogan and his wife Jeanne of Stoneham, Elizabeth A. Andriolo and her husband Charles of Woburn, Barbara J. Croteau and her husband Roger of FL. Dear brother of Helen Shea of Winchester and the late Robert Hogan and Martin Husky??? Hogan. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN , Tues.,March 7th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Hogans memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Retired Lt. Colonel, United States Army
John F. Hogan, a lifelong resident of Woburn and former Civil Defense Director, passed away Thursday, March 2nd, at Winchester Hospital after a brief illness. The beloved husband of Katherine L. (OBrien) Hogan, he was ninety years of age. Born in Woburn, John was the son of the late Martin H. and Helen E. (Reddy) Hogan. He attended St. Charles Elementary School and continued his education at Woburn High School, graduating in the Class of 1932. In November 1937, John enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the 26th Infantry (Yankee) Division. He attended Quartermaster School at Camp Lee in VA. His unit was activated in January of 1941 and he was commissioned in April of 1942. John was assigned to the Cadre 77th Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, SC and served in the Pacific Theatre during the Western Pacific and Southern Philippine Campaigns. He saw action in Saipan, Guam, Leyte, Cebu and Okinawa and occupation duty in Hoikido, Japan. John was award a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in the Philippines and three Bronze Combat Stars and two Arrow Heads along with other awards and medals. He returned to the States in November of 1945 and was relieved from duty in 1946. He reentered the military in December of 46 when the 26th Infantry Division was reactivated and remained with this unit until his retirement from active duty in 1975. During this time he saw considerable disaster duty resulting from the Worcester Tornado and the hurricanes of 1953.
Upon his return from active duty, John married his beloved wife of sixty years, Katherine L. OBrien. They made their home in the Hammond Square section of Woburn where they raised their five children. John was the consummate family man, very devoted to his wife and children. Although he was a strict disciplinarian, he was a loving and thoughtful father and grandfather. He was extremely close with his grandchildren and in recent years has been blessed with four great grandchildren.
John was employed with General Electric in Everett for thirty-two years. During his tenure he held various positions in Transportation, Maintenance, Methods Planning and Supervision. He retired in 1979. John also served as the Civil Defense Director for the City of Woburn and instituted and built the Woburn Civil Defense Headquarters at Cove Street. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.
Johns patriotism remained with him throughout his life. After a distinguished career in the military, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves for over twenty years. He rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. John was forever faithful to his comrades and attended the reunions of the 77th Infantry Division wherever they were.
John was predeceased by his brothers Martin Husky??? and Robert Hogan.
In addition to his wife Katherine, he is survived by his children, Kathleen M. Kiklis and her husband James of Woburn, John F. Hogan Jr. and his wife Inese of NV, Stephen P. Hogan and his wife Jeanne of Stoneham, Elizabeth A. Andriolo and her husband Charles of Woburn, Barbara J. Croteau and her husband Roger of FL, his sister Helen Shea of Winchester, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Hogans memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.