Adeline “Lee” Hogan, 86 years old, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, December 11, 2022, with her family by her side. Born on July 9th, 1936, in Stamford, CT, Lee was the oldest of five daughters born to Salvatore “Bibs” and Helen Milano.
Lee graduated from Stamford High School in 1955 and was first employed at Pitney Bowes in Stamford. She went on to work as a receptionist for Haims and Company before finishing her working career at Sunrise Assisted Living in Stamford.
On February 7th, 1959, she married the love of her life, Daniel F. Hogan. She embarked on a 63-year journey, raising three children, forging lasting and meaningful friendships, and doting over her eight grandchildren. Her grandkids were truly her greatest joy. She and Dan were present for every event in their lives, no matter how big or small, with unconditional love and support. Besides unwavering love, their greatest gift was their annual beach vacation spent on the shores of Long Beach Island, NJ. For 30 years it provided a lifetime’s worth of memories that only a vacation filled with sun, sand, ocean, games, family, friends, and of course Nana’s home cooked meals out on the deck overlooking the ocean could bring.
Her love of cooking is a legacy passed on to her children and grandchildren. Some of the happiest nights were grandkid sleepovers where Nana would teach them how to make homemade meatballs and her world-famous Anisette cookies. Her cooking legacy was cemented through the Christmas Eve feasts she prepared for family and friends at her beautifully decorated home for over 45 years.
Her love of music was also evident any time you walked into her home. On any given day she could be heard playing Sinatra, Rod Stewart, The Beatles, Willie Nelson and everyone in between. Often times breaking into a dance with her beloved husband, Dan.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Daniel F. Hogan, Sr., her three sons Brian (MaryJane Benke), Daniel (Maureen McNamara), and Kevin (Mary Beth Welch), and her eight grandchildren Hannah, Olivia, Darby, Bailey, Danny, Kasey, John, and Jordan. She is also survived by her four sisters, Carly Niewinski, MaryAnne Carlucci, Barbara Milano, and Sally Macaluso, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers-in-law Anthony Carlucci and Henry Niewinski, and her nephew Peter Carlucci.
She will be sorely missed by anyone who ever knew her.
The Hogan Family would like to give special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff of the Stamford Health System that cared for and nurtured mom as she navigated through difficult times. Their professionalism and dedication cannot be overstated.
A celebration of Lee’s life will be held shortly after the New Year. An official announcement will be forthcoming.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Hogan family during these difficult times. To leave a message of condolence online please visit www.cognetta.com.