Patrick Hogan (SPC 1944-46, PY1948)

May 8, 2024

Patrick Hogan.

We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Old Collegian Patrick Hogan (SPC 1944-46, PY1948) who passed away on 25 March 2024, aged 93 years.

Patrick, pictured in his intermediate A class, in 1946.

Patrick was the youngest of eight children to parents, John and Elizabeth Hogan.  After spending the first few years of his life in Brighton and overcoming a serious case of diphtheria, Patrick moved to Deniliquin in southern NSW where he attended the local convent school.

He spent three years at St Pat’s during World War II and told his family about the various antics he got up to including riding his bike beyond the usual boundaries to join in celebrations in central Ballarat when peace was declared.

Patrick began his Second Year studies in 1944 and completed his Intermediate A studies in 1966.

During his time at SPC, Patrick involved himself in College life, and was a member of the St Roch’s Cricket Premiership team in 1944 as well as the Nunan Senior Shed Football team in 1946.

Following schooling, Patrick obtained employment in ‘the rag trade’ selling men’s clothing. He was a very dapper dresser and met and married his wife, Loris at St Augustine’s Melbourne in July 1956. Together they had five children.

After leaving menswear, Patrick became a salesman at Deniliquin Motor Company selling Ford cars.  He was passionate about cars and was able to fully restore his first car, a 1930 Buick by collecting parts from the previous owner’s sheds.

Patrick Hogan was a dapper dresser and held a Ford dealership.

In the early 1970’s Patrick bought the Ford dealership and it became P.F Hogan Motors. At its peak he employed around 40 people. In addition to his full-time job, Patrick, together with his brother, John farmed 640 acres where they grew rice and grazed sheep and cattle.

Patrick was committed to the local church of St Michaels and his faith was most important to him.  In addition he was very much a part of the local community being involved in Lions Club, Probus, Sing Australia and Meals on Wheels.  In fact he delivered meals to others up until nine months before moving to aged care in July last year.

A genuine gentleman who had a great interest in family and all those he came in contact with. He loved to travel and explore unknown places both within Australia and overseas. A commemoration of a life well lived was held on 3 April 2024 in Deniliquin amongst family and friends. He leaves behind four children, Marcia, Damian, Alison and Andrew.

– Thank you to Patrick’s daughter Marcia Collins for her help in preparing this tribute

Patrick was a member of the Senior Shed football team for Nunan in 1946.


Patrick, pictured in his Second Year class photograph, as published in the 1944-45 College Annual.