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Anna (Nickerson) Hogan

Anna (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.

Special 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 life.

 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, MA  01938.

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