George A. Brogan
May 4, 1931 – July 26, 2020
George A. Brogan of Hampton Bays, NY passed peacefully on July 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 89. George will be remembered as a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, proud US Army veteran of the Korean War, and a distinguished employee of Grumman Aerospace for over 30 years.
Born in the Bronx, NY, George was the third of four sons of Edward and Regina Brogan; James, Edward and Joseph. He and his brothers all graduated from Chaminade High School. After serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean War, George continued his education earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University and beginning his career in the aerospace industry at Republic Aerospace and then in 1963 working as a Program Manager at Grumman Aerospace until retiring in 1993.
In 1957, George married his beloved wife, Geri Kraemer of Flushing, Queens and the couple lived in West Hempstead, NY where they welcomed the first of their three children, Sharon in 1958. The family moved to Levittown, NY and in 1960, their family joyfully grew with the birth of their son, Steven and three years later, Raymond. In 1965, the Brogans moved to East Northport, NY where they enjoyed many happy years.
In 1991, George and Geri fulfilled a life long dream to settle in Hampton Bays, NY where George was a devoted member of many wonderful community organizations including The Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Michael Collins, Division 11 , The American Legion of Hampton Bays, The Lions Club and The Holy Name Society.
George is survived by his wife, Geri of 63 years, his daughter Sharon and her husband John Walsh of Nesconset, NY, his son Steven and his wife Andrea of Keller, Texas, and his son Raymond and his wife Betania, of East Quogue, NY. He was a loving grandfather to six: Elizabeth, Ryan, Stephanie, Daniel, Danny and Ryan, as well as a proud great-grandfather to Mason and Fiona. George will be fondly remembered by many friends and relatives and all who knew him.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bays, NY. A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, NY. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael Collins, Division 11 or East End Hospice.
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