Felicia M. Hogan, who was known for her work with the Ladies Village Improvement Society, Guild Hall, and the LongHouse Reserve, died on Dec. 4 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton after an illness. She was 75.
She and her husband, William R.P. Hogan, who predeceased her, married in 1961, and bought their house on Wireless Road in East Hampton in 1973, moving there full time after Mr. Hogan’s retirement in 1995.
Mrs. Hogan was born Felicia Maggio to George Anthony Maggio, a doctor, and Theresa Bernardine Wurst on April 7, 1936, in Newark. She graduated from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in Washington, D.C., in 1957, with a bachelor’s degree in special education, and spent 15 years teaching special education in the public schools of Elizabeth, N.J.
For many years, Mrs. Hogan was active at the Newark Museum as head of the docent program.
When she moved to the South Fork, Mrs. Hogan was a member of the Devon Yacht Club, and was active in the Ladies Village Improvement Society. She was known for showing up at headquarters or to visit friends with her companion, a bassett hound named Brady, for whom the “No Dogs Allowed” rule did not apply.
She is survived by a son, Justin Hogan of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Marie T. Hoffman of Santa Fe, N.M., and a brother, George Anthony Maggio of East Augusta, N.C.
According to her family, Mrs. Hogan was known for her enjoyment of life, which was expressed in her exceptional talents in the kitchen and her love of company, her family said.
Mrs. Hogan was buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery last Thursday, following a Mass to celebrate her life.
Her dog, Brady, was at graveside.