Kathleen  Grogan


4:00 pm - 8:00 am
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main St
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
Meeting at Church

Obituary of Kathleen Mary Grogan

Kathleen M. Grogan (Kay), a longtime resident of New Canaan, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 26, 2024. Born in New York City on May 2, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Anna Sweeney. Kay was raised in the Bronx and was part of a loving, extended Irish family. She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved nothing more than gathering with her loved ones. She passed one week shy of her 85th birthday.


Kay met the love of her life, John Grogan, in 1955 (in a Bronx park where he was playing basketball and she was strolling her younger brother, Kevin) They Married 4 years later and enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage, raising four children together. Family, faith, and friends were the foundation of Kay’s life and being a mother was her most important, beloved job. She was actively involved in her children’s lives, volunteering in the New Canaan schools, as a CCD teacher, and at the Emmaus Retreat at St. Aloysius Church. Kay and John enjoyed traveling with family and friends and being an active part of the New Canaan Field Club and Staying Put.


She was predeceased by her husband in 2012, her sister Margaret, and her brother Patrick. She is survived by her children Kathy (Stuart) of Cincinnati, OH, John (Kim) of Weston, CT, Brian (Beth) of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Elizabeth (Phil) of Medfield, MA and her brother Kevin (Cathy) of New Canaan and her 12 grandchildren (to whom she was lovingly known as Gammie).


Kay’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the amazing staff at Brightview Senior Living, especially Kay’s aide Johanna Estrella who cared for their mom with remarkable love and compassion. She truly was a gift from God. The family would also like to acknowledge and thank Cheryl Rilling for being a wonderful companion to Kay throughout the past few years.


In lieu of flowers, Kay’s family would appreciate donations to Staying Put in New Canaan.


A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place on Tuesday April 30, 2024 from 4-8 pm at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 


A Mass of Christion Burial will take place on Wednesday May 1, 2024 at 10 a.m., at St. Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT 06840.  ALL MEET AT CHURCH


 Private Internment to Follow.


The family is being compassionately cared for by the staff at Hoyt Funeral Home, for any questions please visit our website at Hoyt Funeral Home


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