Mary K. Hogan
1930 - 2020
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Mary K. Hogan
Feb 23, 1930 – Sept 3, 2020
Los Gatos, CA
Mary Kathryn Hogan died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2020 at the age of 90. She was the only daughter of the late Kathryn Kelley and John E. O'Brien Sr. She grew up on her parent's dairy farm in Slate Hill, NY. Mary was a graduate of Middletown High School and Dayton Business School. She married Frank J. Hogan in 1951. Mary was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish in Middletown for over 50 years. She gave much of her time to a variety of volunteer activities for Mt Carmel Parish and School. Mary retired in 1996 after closing a family business.
In 2011, she moved to Los Gatos, CA to be close to her family. Mary enjoyed California, but considered herself a true "Middletowner" at heart. She cared for her family and friends deeply. Mary and Frank hosted Saturday "pie nights" for anyone looking for laughter and love… and her specialty homemade pies. Her crocheted blankets were given to all she loved, most often with her signature "touch of blue".
Mary is survived by her devoted children, her son Paul F. Hogan and his partner Randi J. Kinman of San Jose, CA, and her two daughters, Ann M. Bundlie and her husband Roger L. Bundlie of Los Gatos, CA and Mary E. Hogan of Los Gatos, CA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as several cousins, all of whom she remained close to. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Frank, brothers, John E. and Dean A. O'Brien and daughter, Cpt. Lori A. Hogan, USAFA.
As Maya Angelou wrote, "People will forget what you said, what you did… but people will never forget how you made them feel." Mary made you feel special.
A private funeral mass will be held for immediate family in Los Gatos. A celebration of life and inurnment in Middletown NY will be held at a later date when travel and gathering is safe.
The family extends a heartfelt "Thank you" to all of Mom's care staff at the Princess Lodge in Campbell, CA.
Memorial contributions can be made to your local Humane Society or to Habitat for Humanity.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sep. 11, 2020.
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9 entries
September 18, 2020
I was so blessed to have Aunt Mary not only as an aunt but as a godmother. She was always so welcoming and warm with an incredible sense of humor. She was always kind, empathetic, and caring and gave such great advice.
We will miss her and keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Glenn
September 18, 2020
Maryellen, so sorry for your loss. Would love to hear from you, I do you think of you often.
MaryAnn wichmann (Avon)
September 14, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to Paul,Mary Ellen and Ann at this difficult time.May you find comfort in the sweet memories of your mother.
Mary was always a joy to be around whether at the store,or working with her at Mt. Carmel School.
Madeline Hall-Whitney
September 12, 2020
Mary Hogan that's, affectionately, what I called her all my life. I grew up in the neighborhood and saw Mrs Hogan almost everyday. She loved the kids in our neighborhood, some more than others, but always stayed friendly. As I grew to an adult, still calling me "Skip", becoming a customer of a great jewelry store, she would always greet me with a big smile and a joke and chat about everything. She was a bright light of Middletown and has been missed since moving to CA. Thank you Mary Hogan for being you, God Bless and may you rest in peace with your Frank.
Nick Ercoline (Jr.)
September 11, 2020
Aunt Mary was one special woman. She always had time to chat and made everyone feel important. Her kitchen was one of my favorite places as a child. As an adult I appreciated her sense of humor, faith, and devotion to family, friends and church. She was a great role model. My prayers are with you during this time. May the perpetual light shine upon her.
Marie Hazelton Rogers
September 11, 2020
Mary was a dear friend that I knew through Mt. Carmel Church. We worked at the church for many years and I enjoyed the happiness that she emulated. Her concern for my two granddaughters went way beyond just caring and I loved sending her updates on the girls.
She will always hold a special place in my heart - until we meet again-
God rest!
Pat Meyer
September 11, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Darling & Fischer Chapel of the Hills
September 11, 2020
My prayers and condolences to Ann, Paul and Mary Ellen.. God Bless
Hollie Kennedy
September 10, 2020
She treated all of her children's friends like family. Always welcome in her home. God Bless Mrs Hogan
Barbara Bertholf
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