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.
Click here to view Mary’s resting place in St. Jean de Baptiste Cemetery, Spring Ave., Troy, NY 12180.
Ms. LaPlante was a beautiful soul that made me smile every time I came over. I have countless memories of sitting on the porch when growing up and talking for hours (and also her taking out her dentures to make me laugh). I’m thankful to have known her and had her in my life. I’m so sorry to Melissa, Robin, & family for their loss, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
To your family- Bob and Joan Patric send their condolences from our house to yours. So very sorry for your loss. God be with you all at this difficult time. God bless you all and comfort you.
Linda and Bob Albee
I did not know your Mom, Susan. But I do know how very important she was in your life and how much you loved her. I am so glad you got to spend time with her recently. I know how heart-wrenching it is to lose your Mother. She is like no other in this world and her love and her lessons will stay with you the rest of your life. Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Brian and the rest of your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Maureen Varian and her family send their sincere condolences. The beach will miss you!
Thomas M Riley Sr
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Donna Gavigan Grebert
Will always remember the Terrace Ave neighbors and the fun and crazy times living at 32 Terrace with Louise and Grandma Poopi never a dull moment..Mary and George were great neighbors and good people.I send my condolences to the family
So very sorry for your loss!
May she Rest In Peace!
Dear Susan our thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family. God bless.
Susan and Jeffrey Rogers
Please accept my deepest sympathy Marilyn to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.
Donald Lloyd & WIFE
Mary Sue. So sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. I didn’t really know your mother, but I will always miss your father and the Golf league with Brian. I especially miss the times on the 18th floor of the Smith Bldg. Don
Alice (Muzio) Smith
My thoughts and prayers for you all…
Mary Ellen Nedelsky & Dave Montesi
Susan & Brian, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It’s never easy to lose a parent, but we hope your many memories of her help you get through this difficult time.