Nancy J. Hogan Merchant


Nancy J. Hogan Merchant of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011. Born in Charlton, December 16, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nancy Perkins. Nancy worked for Sears for many years. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and wrote the school alma mater. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary both of Schenectady. She was also a charter member of the Community Emergency Corp in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed watching Nascar, the Yankees and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Frank Hogan, her son, Frank Hogan Jr, her granddaughter, Carol Hogan, her brothers and sisters, and 2nd husband, Albert Merchant. She is survived by her children, Margaret Haskell (Frank) of Tennessee, John Hogan (Barbara) of Tennessee, Thomas Hogan (Pam) of Tennessee, Nancy Vrijian (Vahan) of Florida, Lillian Stiles (Bruce) of Tennessee, Alice Smith (Mike) of Ballston Spa, daughter in law, Irene Hogan of Ballston Spa, sister, Della Groom of Ballston Spa, 23 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Thursday, January 6 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.