ALBANY – Mary Agnes Hogan LaPlante, 96, of Albany, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital with her family by her side. Mary was born in Troy, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Nally Hogan. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s School and Catholic Central High School in Troy, and was employed by Cluett & Peabody and the Economical Market in Troy, and then by the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance. She was a communicant of the former Holy Cross Church, and of All Saints Catholic Church.
Mary was predeceased by her husband George L. LaPlante, Sr., and her son George L. LaPlante, Jr. She is survived by her children Marilyn Cioffi (The Late Donald), Martina VonFricken (The Late Jack), Rita Thompson (Butch), Mary Susan Dinon (Brian), Robin O’Connell (Michael), and her niece Patricia Ashcroft Mendel; her daughter-in-law Tricia LaPlante; and by fifteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Hogan Ashcroft, her grandson Matthew M. LaPlante, and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Jean’s Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests memorial contributions to MDA, 1 Marcus Boulevard, #203, Albany, NY 12205, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 (www.giving.mskcc.org). To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.