Brian Joseph Hogan (SPC 1944-49)

February 17, 2021

Brian Hogan.

Brian Joseph Hogan (SPC 1944-49) sadly passed away on December 10, 2019, aged 88, and we extend our deepest sympathy to Brian’s family.

Brian was a boarder at SPC in the 1940s and his younger brothers Kevin and John also attended later.

His son Paul recalled that his dad enjoyed receiving SPC news via The Shamrock magazine and was “a St Pat’s boy through and through”.

Paul recalls memories that his dad captained one of the football sides in the 1940s, was the head prefect one year and a great runner as well.

The 1948-49 College Annual shows Brian was indeed a handy sportsman, playing in the footy First XIII and cricket First XI. He was captain of the footy, and won the 1949 best and fairest and also won a most consistent trophy. He also won the cricket fielding sports prize and open athletic sports prize alongside Paul Quinlan.

In later life, Brian kindly donated his SPC blazer, highlighting his school achievements to the College’s Archival Museum. Brian enjoyed meeting up with his old school mates at the annual Pakenham race meeting for the Brother O’Malley handicap for many years.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pakenham on December 17 and Brian was laid to rest at Pakenham Cemetery. Old Boys John Croft (SPC 1940-47, PY1949) and Fr Dan Arundell (SPC 1945-48) were in attendance at the funeral service. Brian is survived by his wife and six children.