Traverse City Record-Eagle

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August 26, 2011

James F. Hogan, D.O.

SUTTONS BAY — James Francis Hogan, 74, of Suttons Bay, went to his heavenly home on Aug. 23 with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

James was born on May 13, 1937, in Saginaw, the son of William and Helen (Murphy) Hogan. On July 8, 1961, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lewiston, he married Penelope Bragg, who survives.

James was a longtime resident of Suttons Bay and a dedicated member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood carving, golfing, playing the piano, painting and participating in various activities with his many close friends. He touched the lives of so many, both as a physician and friend.

In addition to his loving wife, Penny, James is survived by three daughters, Julia Hogan, Tracy (Jeff) Davis and Kelly (Ben) Gallagher; two sons, Dan (Eileen) Hogan and Tim (Annelie) Hogan; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Pat (Wanda) and Dennis (Barb) Hogan; and a sister-in-law, Pam (Bill) Armitage.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., also at St. Mary's. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Adult Christian Education Department, 403 St. Mary's Street, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653.

The whole family would like to give a big thank you to the entire team at Hospice of Michigan. They were phenomenal.

Please share thoughts and memories with James' family on their online guestbook at right.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

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