Jean (Austin) Hogan, 82, of South Windsor, beloved wife of 62 years of the late John Henry Hogan Jr., passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born March 16, 1931, in Hartford, daughter of Henry and Alice (Heath) Austin. Jean lived in South Windsor for 55 years. She graduated from Weaver High School in 1949. Jean retired in 1996 from JC Penny warehouse where she worked as a lead clerk in the traffic department beginning with the opening of the warehouse in 1982. Prior to this Jean worked for 14 years in the trucking industry for Wooster Express and Mashkin Freight Lines, starting as a clerk typist and ending as an inventory control supervisor. She began her career at the Aetna Insurance Co. as a transcribing typist. As a child and young adult, Jean was a singer, a tap dancer, and performed on local radio. Jean loved spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, leaving behind many wonderful memories. For fun she enjoyed bowling, bingo, and shopping. She spent many hours watching the Boston Red Sox, the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, and the New York Giants.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Hogan of New York City; her son, John Hogan III, and his wife, Karen, of Enfield; and her daughter, Christine Schuster, and her husband, Thomas, of Wallingford; six grandchildren, John IV, and his wife, Catherine, Jennifer, and Patrick Hogan, Allison, Kerri, and Kaitlyn Schuster; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald S. Austin.
The family wishes to thank Jean's friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness, and also the staff at Hartford Hospital for their excellent care.
Funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by burial at the Wapping Cemetery. Calling hours are today, Jan. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Hospital Fund Development, 80 Seymour St., P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, 2014