Geraldine Katherine (Minogue) Hogan, age 93, of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021. Geraldine was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 7, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Ellen Minogue; and sister, Mary Ann Minogue. Gerry is survived by her husband of 65 years, Thomas E Hogan; her two daughters, Bridget (Dean) Hill, and Molly (Tom) Morris; 4 beloved grandchildren, Meagan and Erinn Hill and Jonathon and Anna Morris.
Gerry graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1946 and received a teaching degree from Aquinas College. She taught elementary education for seven years before staying home to raise her family. Faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for over 60 years, where Gerry was a Eucharist Minister and Faith Formation teacher as well as a member of the Guild. Gerry had an extensive collection of Madonna figurines collected from their many travels. Gerry and Tom traveled extensively across the United States and all over the world.
Their early years included camping at their favorite campground in Pentwater. She enjoyed spending time and entertaining family and friends at their home in Charlevoix, Michigan. Vero Beach, Florida was their winter home where she enjoyed many friends also. Gerry and Tom were often found supporting their grandchildren at their sporting events, plays, and concerts. Sewing, knitting, and needlework were also favorite pastimes of Gerry’s. The family would like to thank the staff in Skilled Nursing at Beacon Hill and Emmanuel Hospice for their loving care of Gerry. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Troy Nevins, presiding. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the Killgoar Foundation, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506-4494.
Gerry was a special friend for many years at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. She was my room mate at St. Marys Hospital when we gave birth to our second babies, Molly and Stephen. She and Tom were loved and admired by all of us who knew them.
May you now experience the fullness of JOY, Gerry, seeing God face to face. Love and sympathy to Tom and the children and grandchildren, from Mary and Bill Passinault and family.