(Nickerson) Hogan, 93 years young, passed away peacefully at the
Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 27, 2015 after a
long illness. She was the wife of the late Paul L. Hogan.
Anna was born
in Watertown on January 14, 1922 to the late James E. Nickerson and
Elizabeth (Howard) Nickerson. She was married to Paul L. Hogan in
September 1947 and they lived a full and active life in Canton for
forty-three years. In 1996 they moved to Ipswich, where Anna,
lovingly, took care of Paul until his passing in 2001. Anna was
strong, proud, and resilient throughout her life. She loved
flowers, reading, knitting, quilting and crossword puzzles. She had
a contagious zest for life and loved everyone around her. She
worked for the New England Telephone Company for over twenty years,
and was a member of the IBEW as well as the Pioneers, and still
stayed in touch with her co-workers in the “dinner club”. She was a
member of the Canton Catholic Woman’s Club and the Canton Garden
Club. In Ipswich she enjoyed going to the Council on Aging,
especially the knitting and quilting groups where she had many
friends. Monthly luncheons with her friends were also very special
to her. She loved traveling with her family and friends to Sugarloaf
Mountain on the weekends to watch them ski and was always available
to participate in Après ski events.
thanks to our angel, Jeanne, who made her life so full to the end.
Known to all as “Nana Anna”, she placed family above all else in her
She was the
proud mother of Richard W. Hogan and his wife Susan of Kingston,
Paul L. Hogan, Jr. and his wife Susan of Brandon, VT and Janice
Hogan Shea and her husband Kevin of Ipswich. She had ten much-loved
grandchildren, Rick Hogan and his wife Amy, Thomas J. Hogan, Carolyn
Hogan Ward and her husband Andrew, James F. Hogan, Brad Hogan and
his wife Ana, Marie Hogan Waterworth and her husband Eric, Laura
Hogan Shea and her husband Brian, Michael Hogan and his wife
Melissa, Colleen A. Shea and her fiancé Jarrod Blouin and Caity M.
Shea of Ipswich.
She was the
great grandmother to Patrick, Benjamin, Molly, Deacon, Natalya,
Aryanna, Sean, Teagan, Kyran, Brandon and Ashley, and eagerly
awaited the birth of her twelfth great grandchild in May and was the
loving aunt to many nieces and nephews who adored her and were by
her side until the end. She was the beloved sister of the late John
J. Nickerson and Margaret (Peggy) Babcock.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday,
February 3, 2015 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High
Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Pauls Church, 50 Union Street, Hamilton.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are
Monday 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery,
Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may
be made to the Friends of the Ipswich Elderly, PO Box 213, Ipswich,