Catherine “Cathy” Hogan, 68, passed away on Sunday, May 21. She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Langford (Matthew D.) and Victoria Moore (Kevin E.), her grandchildren, Elise and Claire Langford and Elizabeth Moore, and her siblings, David and Ron Costella. She joins her husband, parents, and siblings (Peggy Taylor and Tom Costella) in heaven.
Cathy was born Aug. 24, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY to Thomas and Hazel Costella. She grew up in Philadelphia and later lived in five different U.S. states and Canada. She loved to travel and spent time in 21 different countries on five continents, and was especially fond of the Maldives, Vietnam, and cross-country road trips.
She spent much of her life as a resident of McLean, Virginia. She married her lifelong love, Richard Hogan, in 1969. Together they raised two daughters, Catherine and Victoria. Recently, Cathy savored her role as Grandma “C.C.” to her three granddaughters.
As a mom, she served as a shining example of kindness, courage, and determination to her girls. It was often the little things she did that were so special: she would hide notes in her daughters’ camp bags for them to find later, make cars out of vegetables to encourage well-rounded diets, and throw amazing holiday parties for them and their friends.
Cathy was also known for her incredible selflessness and the many ways she cared so deeply for others. She was a beloved friend, and had a knack for making those around her feel special. She was also an expert conversationalist and would gladly talk to anyone, often leaving them in stitches thanks to her wonderful sense of humor.
Cathy found her greatest joy in nurturing children, both as a mother and as a teacher and childcare provider for over thirty years. She leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as she enriched the lives of hundreds of children throughout her career.
A viewing will be held at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg, Virginia today from 2-4 p.m.