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Celebration of Con's life Wednesday September 12, 2018(See below)

Obituary for Con Hogan

Cornelius "Con" Hogan died suddenly but peacefully at his home on Sunday morning 8/26/18 with his wife of 53 years, Jeannette, at his side. Con was born and raised in Burlington, New Jersey as the oldest of 3 brothers. He went on to Rutgers University for undergraduate work and later received his MGA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Con's career spanned many areas of government, starting was a correction officer in New Jersey in 1965. He climbed some ranks in the NJ corrections department, and was able to move to Vermont with his young family in 1972 to take the position of Deputy Commissioner of Corrections. He later became commissioner of that department. During his time as Commissioner his proud memory was the closing of Windsor Prison.

Con also served as Secretary of Human Services for the state of Vermont for 9 years. Appointed at first by Governor Richard Snelling, he continued in that position under Governor Howard Dean until Con's retirement in 1999. After his retirement he began a consulting business that took an international tract when he helped many other countries think about positive outcomes for the benefit of children, one of his favorite themes.

His final stint of government service was 6 years on the Green Mountain Care Board. Appointed to this position by Governor Peter Schumlin at its inception, he was given the longest term available. He fully retired from this position in October 2017 and enjoyed his retirement

Beyond his government service, Con had many loves. Mainly his family. His daughter, Ruth (now Poulsen) , and her husband, Bo, have taken over the business of East Hill Farm, an equestrian stable, that he, his wife, and business partners, Kathie and Bill Moulton started in 1976. He also has a son, Cornelius, III (aka Neil) and his wife, Rebecca, who have given him a huge love of 2 wonderful granddaughters, Ashlyn and Olivia.

Along with family, horses, basketball, and life, Con also had a love of bluegrass music and has played as the banjo player with Cold Country Bluegrass for many years.

There will be a celebration of Con's life at Alumni Hall at VCFA on Wednesday September 12 - 5:30 to 7:30. All friends and colleagues are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers his family would like anyone who wishes to give a donation to The Permanent Fund For Vermont's Children, 3 Court St. Middlebury, Vermont, 05753.

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