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William Carey Hogan, Jr.

• Shelburne

William Carey Hogan, Jr. died peacefully on November 17 from complications of emphysema. He is survived by his cherished wife Ann Louise. He is also survived by his children Pamela Hogan Simos and her husband Mark of Arlington, MA; William C.Hogan, III and Will's children Liam and Tara of Montclair, NJ; Gregory Hogan of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Justin Hogan and his wife Alyssa, newly resettled in Burlington, VT, as well as stepdaughters Lisa McNamara and her children Charlotte and Darcy Hughes of West Hartford, CT; Emily McNamara of Boston, MA and Sarah McNamara of Essex Center, VT as well as his sister Patricia and brother Richard Hogan both of Neptune, NJ, and Richard's close knit family.

Bill was born in 1935 in Neptune, New Jersey, the eldest son of deeply religious parents forced by the Great Depression to leave behind roots in North Carolina and build a new life for themselves on the boardwalk communities of the Jersey Shore. Distinguished early by his intelligence and work ethic, Bill was accepted to Harvard College ('57) where he first saw Ann Louise Greep (Radcliffe '57) but it was not until their mutual 25th reunion in 1982 that the romance began in earnest. They married in 1987 and moved to Shelburne, VT.

Bill was an innovative entrepreneur and business consultant, starting Hogan-Harry & Co., Inc. in Boston in 1957 and serving multiple companies after moving to Vermont in 1971. An active and founding member of both the Anglican Communion in North America and his local church St. Timothy Anglican Mission, Bill was a devoted Christian who practiced his faith as a tireless cheerleader for young people and as a builder of the bonds of community in the Champlain Valley or on Facebook. He devoted tremendous energy to the local shelter for homeless men and women, ANEW Place, where he served in many capacities over the years, including a stint as Chairman of the Board. He also welcomed and took a keen interest in the successful resettlement of the so-called "Lost Boys of South Sudan" into the fabric of life in Vermont.

He was perhaps happiest sailing with Ann aboard the "Loon" on Lake Champlain or when surrounded by family and close friends at his dining room table. Regardless of setting, he was an unflaggingly generous and gracious host to the very end. Bill was a man defined in part by his many enthusiasms which included: all things Apple, backyard bird watching, music and theater, Harvard, the GOP, peach pie, the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, but above all his beloved wife, Ann. Bill Hogan felt blessed by life and lived it to the fullest. Bill will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, followed by internment at Shelburne Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday November 25, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ANEW Place, P.O. Box 1481, Burlington, VT.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 22, 2016
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