In Memory Of
Emma (Mitzy) Catherine Magdalene (Hangarter) Coogan (07/21/1923 - 11/23/2022)
Emma (Mitzy) Coogan passed away peacefully in her home early on the morning of November 23, 2022 with her oldest son Father Robert Coogan by her side. Mitzy was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert in 1996, and her beloved son Bill in 2014, her dear siblings, brothers Andrew and Dr. Theodore Hangarter, sisters Clara Hildebrand and Dorothy McDermott, and their wives and husbands.
Mitzy was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and leaves behind thirteen children and their spouses: Patricia (John Foster), Father Robert Coogan, Bill’s wife Christina (Ameglio), Jack (Amy Cohen), Mary (Don Sherefkin), Dan, Jim (Alisa Mast), Joe (Maureen McCutcheon), Margaret (Mark Czachor), Colleen (Kevin Collins), Lorraine (Tom Lodge), Christine (Michael Bagliani), Msgr Thomas Coogan, and Matt (Christa Bianchi). Mitzy cherished her 34 grandchildren: Pat’s children Meg, Jack, Charlie, Dan, Pete, Beth; Bill’s children William, Robert, Sarah, James and Isabella; Jack’s children Laura, Rebecca, and Mike; Mary’s children Nick and Emma; Dan’s children Monica, Bernadette, Bridgette and Anna, Joe’s children Katie, Joseph, Keira and Tim, Margaret’s daughter Christina, Colleen’s children Grace, Clara and Max; Lorraine’s children Tim, Christopher, Matt and Cecilia; and Christine’s children Patrick and Lia. Nothing gave her more joy in recent years than holding some of her 19 great grandchildren. Mitzy also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews that continued to visit or contact her regularly in recent years.
Mitzy was a devoted Catholic, and was a parishioner of the parish of the Church of St. Joseph in Garden City from 1964. She raised her children in the certainty of her faith, and was incredibly proud that two of her sons became priests.
As a daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Mitzy lived in service to the family that she loved. She nurtured family and friends with feasts that expressed that love. She was the gravitational center and heart of her large family, who will take some solace in seeing her in each other’s values, faces, gestures, love and laughter.
Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 28 from 2pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Fairchild Sons in Garden City, NY. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 10 am at the Church of Saint Joseph in Garden City, NY, followed by the burial at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood.