Lawrence Joseph Hogan, Sr., loving husband, father, and wonderful grandfather, 77, of Galveston, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008, at his residence.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Monday, July 28th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Niall Nolan as Celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Lawrence’s family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 27th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will conclude the evening at 7:00 pm, led by Lawrence’s grandchildren.
Lawrence was born October 21, 1930, in Galveston, Texas and was a 1949 graduate of Kirwin High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged on October 7, 1953. He married his high school sweetheart, Jo-Ann Henderson on October 17, 1953. Lawrence worked as a store clerk at Monsanto for 27 years, retiring in 1987. He later worked for Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Lawrence was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus #787 for 59 years, as well as a member of the men’s club at St. Patrick’s, St. Peter’s, and Sacred Heart Churches, where he helped plan many a bazaar and sell many a raffle ticket. Lawrence was an avid supporter of Catholic education throughout his life, helping to ensure that his children and grandchildren had the privilege of Catholic schooling. He loved long walks on the seawall and feeding the birds. When his illness became an invasive factor in his day-to-day living Lawrence’s children and grandchildren responded by giving back to him generous amounts of the love and care he had always shared with each of them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick J. and Laura Baron Hogan; brother, Patrick John Hogan; and sister, Vinnie Hogan Hungerford.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann Henderson Hogan; daughter, Monica H. Davison, of San Antonio; sons: Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., of Edinburg; Michael J. Hogan and wife, Suzanne, of Galveston; and Robert J. Hogan and wife, Roxanne, of Galveston; brother: Edward M. Hogan and wife, Wilma, of Dickinson; sister-in-law, Geraldine F. Hogan, of Brenham; grandchildren: Kristine D. Morgan and husband, Scott, of Chicago; Kelly G. Davison, of Boston; Lawrence J. Hogan, III, (Trey) of Humble; Sean R. Hogan, Anna E. Hogan, Joseph R. Hogan, and Katherine R. Hogan, all of Galveston; and numerous other relatives, neighbors, and friends.
Pallbearers will be Trey Hogan, Sean Hogan, Joseph Hogan, Jeff Pennington, Scott Hasselmeier, and David Hogan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Lera, Tom Boone, Skeets Satterly, and Johnny Gondesen.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice Care Team, Inc., especially Lupe and Kodi, for the compassionate care they gave to Lawrence and his family during his last months.
In lieu of flowers, Lawrence’s family requests that memorials be made in his name to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591; or to O’Connell College Preparatory High School, 1320 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550.