Dr. Joan Ann Brogan, Ph.D. of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at the age of 92, on February 20th, 2022.
Born Joan Ann Hussey, in 1929, in the Bronx to Edith and Robert Hussey. Attended St. Brendan’s Elementary School, Mount St. Ursala High School. She went to college at Fordham University, where she met her husband, Alphonse J. Brogan. They moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1958, where they raised a family.
Grandma was a life- long student. She earned 4 degrees from Fordham University, a bachelors, a masters, a professional degree, and the highly coveted Ph.D.
She worked for 42 years in White Plains Public Schools as a teacher, specializing in 3rd through 5th grade.
In her free time, she traveled the world – visiting England, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, India, Lebanon and Japan; She made these extraordinary trips in her work for the United Nations World Education Fellowship.
She was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, student, teacher, traveler, parishioner, and patriot.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse, her mother, Edith, her father Robert, and her sister Mary Klumpp and her beloved grandson, Alexander Novak.
Survived by her daughter, Deborah Novak, granddaughter Adrienne Novak and her husband, Christopher Evans, her greatgrandchildren, Camron Novak, Jaylee Ramos and Samantha Evans.