Daniel Francis Hogan, 86, a long time Stamford resident, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2022 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Adeline “Lee” Hogan, just 19 days earlier on December 11, 2022. Dan was born in Port Chester, NY on November 27, 1936 to the late Lawrence and Mary Marino Hogan.
The family later moved to Stamford where as an 9 year old child Dan was seriously injured after being struck by a car. A near tragic event would lay the groundwork for a life filled with hard work, resilience, faith and love. Dan attended Stamford High School Class of 1954 where he was a standout basketball player. After graduation Dan attended Iona College before serving in the U.S. Army in 1955. On February 7, 1959 he married the love of his life, Adeline “Lee” Milano where they began to raise their family and forge many meaningful friendships. Dan started his career of 37 years in the US Postal Service ascending to the position of Postmaster before his retirement in 1993. He then worked an additional 20 years at The Travel Exchange in Greenwich.
Always a man of great faith, Dan often volunteered time to the church which included running the first annual bazaar at Sacred Heart. His faith and love of God never wavered.
Dan’s passion for golf began at a very young age as a caddie at Woodway Country Club. He continued playing with friends and family into his 80’s, but above all no rounds were more rewarding then the ones played with his three sons.
When Dan wasn’t walking the fairways, he was an avid gardener and all around handyman which was evident at his humble home.
The love for his eight grandchildren was immeasurable, never missing an event big or small and showering them with much love and support. The annual family vacation on Long Beach Island NJ provided a lifetime of memories that his children and grandchildren will cherish forever.
He was a devoted Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grand Father, Cousin, Uncle, Brother In Law and Friend. Selfless to the end he will be sorely missed by all.
Aside from his parents and his beloved wife Adeline Dan is predeceased by his sister Mary Elizabeth (Hogan) Bucci, brothers-in-law Raffaele (Ralph) Bucci, Bill Kane and niece Patricia (Kane) Bishop. He is survived by his sister Helen Kane, brother Lawrence D. Hogan Jr., (Sally Herzog), sons Brian (MaryJane Benke), Daniel (Maureen McNamara), and Kevin (Mary Beth Welch), his adoring grandchildren Hannah, Olivia, Darby, Bailey, Danny, Kasey, John, and Jordan and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours for Dan and Adeline will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory 104 Myrtle Avenue Stamford CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be held, for both Lee and Dan, at Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford CT. Monday January 9, 2023 at 10:30 AM, where Dan and Lee were married 63 years ago. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford CT.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Hogan family during this difficult time. To leave a message of condolence online please visit www.cognetta.com
Memorial donations may be made in Lee’s memory to the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, c/o Stamford Hospital, 1 Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902 and/or in Dan’s memory to the ElderHouse, 7 Lewis Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.