Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mary C. Bogan

Belmont, NY - Mary C. Bogan, 89, of 23 Trianna Street, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Olean General Hospital with her family at her side. She was born on January 26, 1928 in Hornell, the daughter of John F. and Mary “Gertrude” (Brown) Canty. On August 25, 1951 at St. Mary’s Church in Belmont, she married Robert V. Bogan who predeceased her on March 8, 1999.

Mary was a graduate of Belmont Central School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Empire State College and a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling from Alfred University. She was employed by both the Erie and Allegany County’s Department of Health, as a Public Health Nurse. She later became the School Nurse-Teacher for Belmont Central School for 27 years. After retirement, she became a Reservist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and responded to natural disasters in the U.S. and its Territories  

She is survived by two sons, William (Nanci) Bogan of Batavia, and John C. Bogan of Belmont, one daughter, Ellen McNinch of Belmont, six grandchildren, Jill (Timothy) Simko, Harry (Erica) McNinch IV, William Bogan II, Staci (Josh) Finn, Sara Bogan and Christopher (Rebecca) Bogan, eight great grandchildren, Jordan and Amelia Simko, Robert and Alyssa McNinch, William Bogan III, Madison and Morgan Finn and Lyndzi Jo Bogan, a sister-in-law, Patricia “Patsy” Kicher of Yorkville, IN, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four first cousins, Jane (Mullen) Walsh, Kathryn (Canty) Karst, Daniel Canty and John Brown Sr.  

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 am in Holy Family Church in Belmont. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. May the family of Mary find comfort peace and strength at John 5:28,29 please read my condolences.

  2. Wishing your family my best. Mary was a longtime and dear friend. May she rest in peace.

  3. Dear Ellen.John and Bill, so very sorry to hear about our Aunt Mary. We have so many fond memories of coming to belmont and had so much fun. Your mom was always making sure we were all happy as children. Aunt Mary always was a loving Aunt. She has helped so many people in her life. Sending our sincere sympathy to my cousins and family. Aunt Mary will always be in our hearts. God bless you all. May you all find peace during this difficult time. We love you.. The Russell Family George,Anne,Matthew,and Michelle.

  4. Ellen, John, Bill, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Mary Jo McNinch

  5. Many happy and fond memories of your mom. We were both teachers at Belmont Central. Especially remember her retirement party. I was known for pulling a few harmless jokes on retirees - and Mary was no exception. Thoughts and prayers to you, Ellen, John and Bill from your "favorite" teacher,(?) Mr. N. Love you all.

  6. Ellen, John, Bill, I sent my deepest condolences.

    As the school nurse, "Mrs. Bogan" got me into the Future Nurses Club, and was a staunch supporter of my decision to become a nurse. (I've been a nurse for more than 35 years now!) I also have fond remembrances of you, and your grandmother, Gertrude.

    Thinking of you at this time.