Henry "Hank" Patrick Hogan, Jr.
December 21, 1939 - October 13, 2021
Obituary For Henry "Hank" Patrick Hogan, Jr.
Henry Patrick “Hank” Hogan, Jr., 81, of Arlington, MA, died October 13, 2021.
At his request, no service will be held.
Henry was born December 21, 1939 in Somerville, MA to Henry and Lucy (Noreau) Hogan.
He attended Lexington High School before starting his career as an auto mechanic. He spent more than 50 years serving his community as the owner and operator of Hogan’s Mobil and then Hogan’s Getty service station in Lexington, MA. After closing the gas station, he worked the remainder of his working life at the Mass Ave. Car Wash on the Arlington/Lexington line. There he built lifelong relationships with customers and neighbors and taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work and how to treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Henry enjoyed gardening, feeding table scraps to his puppies, spending time with his grand and great grandchildren, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots (but not for Tom Brady anymore). He was always quick with a joke and to share a conspiratorial wink.
He and his wife, Frances, enjoyed travelling with their children and grandchildren. They crisscrossed the country in their camper and shared their love of travel with family and friends. They were never traveling without Frances’ brother, Tom and Mary Jane Bartolone and their family. Many memories were created. Henry famously ran into friends in every faraway place he visited.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; three sons and their spouses, Thomas and Brenda Hogan of Arlington, Richard and Kimberly Hogan of Kennebunk, ME, and Stephen and Charlotte Hogan of Burlington; a daughter and her spouse, Karen and Brian Pierce of Colorado; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Frances Watson of Lexington, and Jean Barbieri of Florida.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lucy Hogan; a brother Edward Hogan; sisters Lucy Harrington and Mary Peterson and his beloved daughter Carol-Ann Pitra.
In lieu of flowers, please extend a kind deed to someone and think of Henry.
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I always enjoyed talking to Henry. It would always end up with a good laugh. I really miss the garage seeing Henry and AL. I'm grateful for knowing a great guy. Wishing the family peace and special memories. Steve Sickles
To one of the most caring people I have ever known. Henry , it was a pleasure working alongside you at the car wash and I will forever thank you for your wonderful friendship. You always treated me like family and even as a teenager , you treated me as one of your own sons. Thank you so much for being part of our lives over at the car wash. This has been difficult for the guys as they too loved you so much and send their love .... my gosh were you fun to be with ...Lexington/ Arlington has lost one of its best !!!
Henry was not just wonderful person but a super dad and a friend many great memories with the family over the years. Sorry for your loss he will always be remembered "Rest in peace my friend". Frank P.
I am so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. He was such a great guy. I used to see him at the gas station and then at the car wash. It was always fun to talk with him. Such a nice guy. My sincere condolences to his family. Peter Barbieri & Family
To the most loving family .I am so sorry for the loss of your husband father grandfather great grandfather. I was a child in the neighborhood once .Mr Hogan made a difference in children's lives .He made me feel that I mattered you counted he was kind.He was a kind man .I know because I'm Frankie's sister. God Bless you all and my deepest and sincere sympathy .Anne Murphy Garrity a child once in the neighborhood.
I am so saddened to hear of Henry's passing. He was so kind to me anytime my car was acting up and I asked Henry for help. I loved his sense of humor and always enjoyed his smile. He seemed to always leave me smiling after leaving his garage. I loved how he would take on the care of parakeets when no one else wanted them anymore. Truly a kind soul. Prayers for his family. We have all lost a gem of a man. Rest now Henry...You have earned your place in heaven.
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