Kathleen Grogan
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Venice
265 South Nokomis Avenue
Venice, FL
Grogan, Kathleen VENICE, Fla. Kathleen H. Grogan (Kay), widow of Dr. John P. Grogan (1932-1985), daughter of Dr. James A. Hogan and Catherine Benson Hogan, passed away on February 3, 2014 after a brief illness. Born in Albany on September 30, 1934, she was a graduate of the Vincentian Institute ('51), The College of St. Rose ('56), and Yale School of Nursing ('57). In recent years she split her time between Taconic Lake in Grafton, N.Y. and Venice, Fla. A cultured woman of indomitable will, faith and strength, she loved great books, music and art. She celebrated life and abhorred all forms of violence and assaults on human dignity. Kay survived two quadruple bypass operations and breast cancer and she lived and traveled independently until her death. Throughout her life, she devoted herself to her children, Kathleen M. Grogan of Long Beach, N.Y., Anne M. Grogan of Truckee, Calif., John P. Grogan (Rose Reifsnyder) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Joseph J. Grogan (Alexandra) of Washington, D.C. She is also survived by brother, Dr. Michael Hogan (Martha) of Morgantown, W.Va.; sisters, Anne Hogan of Tampa, Fla. and Mary Brown (Page) of Venice, Fla. Predeceased siblings include brothers, Dr. James A. Hogan, Robert Hogan, and sister, Eileen Hogan. Kay found comfort and fortitude in her Catholic faith -which she practiced daily, and she discovered boundless joy, wonder and laughter in the company of her grandchildren, Cayman Levonian of Bozeman, Mont., Zane Levonian of Truckee, Calif. and Tecumseh and Francesca Grogan of Washington, D.C. Kay will be missed. Kay always looked fondly upon her Albany memories with family and friends - living and departed -- who touched her life as a child, young woman and mother. In keeping with her wishes, a private Mass and ceremony will be held in Venice, Fla. Those wishing to make a donation are encouraged to consider giving to Father Peter Young Foundation in Albany or the American Heart Association. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. To send condolences please visit farleyfuneralhome.com.

Published by Albany Times Union on Feb. 5, 2014.
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Jeanie and I send you our love and prayers at this difficult time. I can not think of your Mom without thinking of your Dad. In my memory they were always together. Even in your mothers profound grief one could tell that he lived in her heart. I think of them at their wedding anniversary celebrated at the Lake where they had a Mass and renewed their promises. I sang for them that night. Tonight they are together again in Paradise, holding each other even as they are held in God's eternal embrace. Make room for your grief. Let it be. Let it be. Charlie and Jeanie Lochner
Charles Lochner
February 11, 2014
Thinking. Of you
Rick&Debbie Contrereas
February 8, 2014
I so enjoyed talking with your Mom at the Lake. We are thinking of you all at this time with heartfelt sympathy.
Cindy Wydysh & Family
February 8, 2014
To Kathy, Annie, John, Joe, Marge, Ed, and families, we are so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She was an awesome lady and will be missed at the lake. May Jesus comfort you in your sorrow. We are praying for you all.
Laurie and Brian Tollisen and family
February 7, 2014
We bought the Slingerlands home from Mrs. Grogan in 1996 and became extremely fond of her for her grace and kindnesses.
The love was clearly evident throughout all the years the Grogan family lived there and their many happy memories.
May this lovely lady rest in peace...
Joe and Martha Pofit and family
February 7, 2014
To all of Kay's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a lady of great faith and we're sure she is in heaven with your Dad. Doug and Kathy Hoag
February 6, 2014
To John, Joe, Anne, and Kathy, I am soory to hear about your mom. I have very fond memories of you all and hope you are all doing well.
daren arakelian
February 6, 2014
Abbiamo conosciuto e apprezzato Kay quando è venuta in Italia per il matrimonio di Joe e Alyx. Siamo molto addolorati. Immagino quanto vi mancherà. Siamo vicini con tutto il nostro affetto a voi e a tuttta la famiglia
February 6, 2014
E' difficile esprimerti la nostra partecipazione perché le parole, in questi casi, sono un inutile rumore nel silenzio lasciato da chi se ne è andato.

La mamma è un miracolo che scopriamo continuamente durante la nostra vita anche quando lei non c'è più e noi continuiamo la nostra strada.

Sono orgoglioso di averla conosciuta e frequentata in quel meraviglioso mese passato per voi e con voi a Santa e spesso ci siamo rammaricati di non poterci rivedere ne comunicare facilmente.

Sono molto dispiaciuto per il tuo dolore e ti abbraccio con molto affetto, ma so che hai vicino, per sostenerti, una fantastica mamma e due meravigliosi bambini.

Sempre a voi vicini.

Marco Renieri
February 6, 2014
To our good friend Kathy and family, our thoughts are with you in this time of you loss, Love you, Tom and Lydia
Tom & Lydia
February 6, 2014
February 6, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
February 6, 2014
E' stato un piacere conoscere Kay. Ha portato la sua gioia e il suo entusiasmo a Santa Margherita Ligure in occasione del matrimonio di Joe ed Alyx. L'ho apprezzata e stimata per la sua indipendenza e per la sua meravigliosa famiglia. Sono onorata di aver incrociato il mio cammino con il suo.
Tutto il mio affetto e le mie preghiere vanno a Joe e ai suoi famigliari in questo triste momento.
It 'been a pleasure to meet Kay. She brought her joy and enthusiasm in Santa Margherita Ligure when Joe and Alyx got married. I appreciated and respected Kay for her independence and for her beautiful family. I am honored to have crossed my path with her.
All my love and my prayers go out to Joe, his family and relatives at this sad time.
Marta Renieri Petrera
February 6, 2014
Kathy, John, Annie and Joe may God give you comfort in the loss of you Mom. We miss her as our neighbor all those years at the Lake and we are sad to hear of her passing. May God bless you all.
Erich & Joanne Komdat Jr
February 5, 2014
Our deepest condolences to Kathy and the entire family. We love you Kathy .
Duane and Tina Bowman
February 5, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Poulin-Newell
February 5, 2014
God bless her lovely soul & family.
Aloysius Hogan
February 5, 2014
To the Grogan children and grandchildren, and the Hogan siblings of Kay Hogan Grogan: Please accept my sympathy, thoughts and prayers on the death of your mother and sister. May she rest in peace. Through our great grandmother, Isabella Benson Kirwin, Fr. John Kirwin of Saratoga Springs, NY, and I are cousins to the Hogans. Kay was ahead of me in Vincentian Institute and Eileen was a year behind and my brother's classmate. Dr. Jack Grogan was my dad's doctor and my doctor before I left Albany.There wasn't a better or kinder family physician. I will remember Kay in Mass here at the Dominican Monastery in E. Texas where I am chaplain. And for the comfort of all of you who mourn her. After awhile, I would like to be in touch with someone in the Hogan or Grogan family about our common ancestry in case anyone among you is doing this sort of thing. Again, may Kay Hogan Grogan rest in peace with all who went before her. Sincerely,
(fr.) Art Kirwin, 1501 Lotus Lane, Lufkin, TX 75904 (Monastery of the Infant Jesus)
Arthur Kirwin
February 5, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May your memories ease the pain, remember the good times. She will always be with you in your heart. My sincere condolences to your family.
Darlene Pettit
February 5, 2014
My sincerest condolences to the family and my prayers are with you all.
Joxel Garcia
February 5, 2014
The Grogan Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you on Kay's passing. A lovely lady with whom we're glad to have had an enjoyable, final conversation with last summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John & Mary Kay Oliver
February 5, 2014
In Uk right now, sending all our love thoughts and prayers, love always Suzanne & John Clements( Ball) xx
Suzanne Clements
February 5, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.
Carmen Slaughter
February 5, 2014
Kathy, John, Annie, and Joseph my heart goes out to all of you ?? Your mom was truly a great woman who unapologetically lived her life in the way that she wanted to. Her strength of character and joy she felt for each new day was to be admired. It is so sad that we won't see her, but I know her spirit will be strongly felt by all of you the rest of your lives. Kay is now living a perpetually "Glorious Day" xxoo
Sue Delano
February 5, 2014
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