Sister Jane Hogan went home to God on Tuesday, February 24 at Aviv Centers for Living in Peabody, Mass. Sister was born to John and Theresa (Andress) Hogan in Albany, N.Y.  She had been a sister of St. Francis for 70 years.

Sister Jane touched the lives of many in her 50 years of dedicated ministry. She taught at schools in Syracuse, Albany, and Fayetteville, N.Y., and later in Lorain, Ohio. In Fayetteville, Sister Jane briefly served as principal. Later she moved to Endicott, N.Y. where her call was to work in parish ministry. Then Sister Jane was called to do something very different. She worked to get an affiliation with the Springfield Hospital as a Marriage & Family Therapist while also having an affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., as a Mental Health Counselor.

She will especially be remembered for her work at the Listening Place in Lynn, Mass., where she was the assistant director for more than 30 years. In this ministry she spent her life trying to encourage those whose lives were in shambles to “let go” and rebuild. Sister enjoyed listening to the stories of people and assisted them in moving on with life. Her love of life will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

Sister is survived by her sister Marion (John) Cassidy in Elsmere, N.Y., two nieces, three nephews, several great and grand nieces and nephews and the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 3 at Holy Family Church.

Contributions may be made in Sister Jane Hogan’s memory to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13212.

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