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Rev. Hogan, Schenectady priest, dies after battling cancer

Rev. Michael J. Hogan presides over mass at St. Joseph's Church in Schenectady in February 2013.
Rev. Michael J. Hogan presides over mass at St. Joseph's Church in Schenectady in February 2013.
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As a friend tells it, the Rev. Michael J. Hogan would take July off to “recharge the batteries.” That — and an unquenchable desire to help people — is how he was able to do all that he did the other 11 months of the year, year after year. “He was constantly on the go,” said Roy Bordeaux of Schenectady, a personal friend who served as church organist under Hogan at his previous post as ...


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fjcjr
August 22, 2014
1:31 p.m.

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Nice article to announce such a sad event. Fr. Hogan was a great man, and we are better people for having known him.

v_riggi
August 22, 2014
11:10 p.m.

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Fr Hogan at weekend masses 3 weeks ago addressed his congregation of his soon to be passing. He gave the most inspirational speech I have ever witnessed. A truly great man to the very end and will be missed but fondly remembered by everyone he touched.

orion3448
August 25, 2014
10:13 a.m.

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I always thought of father michael hogan as being a great priest and man. He will be missed greatly. I know that I will miss him and will also keep him in my prayers. Father hogan is irreplaceable. God love and bless him.

Shorty61
August 26, 2014
7:35 a.m.

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It has taken me a few days to even comprehend this terribly sad event. I have known this man for all of those 49 years and without his intervention in my life I certainly would not be able to comment on his passing today. He took me from poverty and difficult circumstances at the age 15 (48 Years ago )and offerred hope , support guidance, friendship and his home to hopefully give me a chance at a real life.As Catholics we heard at a young age priests are men of God but very few truly understood what that vocation really meant. He was one of those who understood it perfectly and never waivered. His whole life was about giving in a practical way and in time you understood you were dealing with someone who truly represented something far greater in this world. He truly was a representative of God. In all of these years I have never met anyone as compassionate and caring as he was and it made no difference if you were a doctor, lawyer , judge , mayor , bishop or a recovering alcoholic , drug addict or homeless. He loved people and it was clear he loved God..and wanted only the best for everyone. If his passing leaves a feeling of emptiness ..pray to him ..I am sure he is still "working ". I hope our new Bishop and his close friend and former Bishop give him the send off he deserves. REST IN PEACE my dear friend and mentor and..

May the road the rise up to meet you ............Until we meet again.

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