Lucy P. Mogan, lifelong resident of Waltham, died Friday, January 5, 2024. She was 84.
Lucy was born in Waltham on March 22, 1939, a daughter of the late John B. and Mary C. (Hines) Mogan. Over the years she worked in several fields throughout Waltham, her last position being at the American Legion where she took on a variety of duties.
She was a proud member of the American Legion where she made several heartfelt and lifetime friendships. She was a sergeant of arms for the Ladies Auxiliary for over twenty years and in the color guard for the band for many years. She could often be found proudly carrying the lead banner in Legion parades. A highlight of her time in the organization was when she was part of the first band to perform in the USSR; they entered Red Square while playing and singing “God Bless America.” It was an event she never forgot. Lucy followed the band for more than fifty years.
In her youth she was a champion roller skater and accumulated many bowling trophies and awards throughout the years. She filled her time with lots of different hobbies including bingo, bowling, Keno, parades, volunteering, and gardening – just to name a few! Lucy loved to travel, especially with her fellow members of the American Legion. They visited places near and far from Russia, to Ireland, and even Hawaii. She loved taking trips to Foxwoods and enjoyed taking family trips with her lifelong friend, Ethel Campana, from every summer in Maine to California and South Carolina with stops in between.
She dedicated her life to many forms of service to the public. Lucy volunteered her time in many areas including walking to feed the homeless, placing flags on veteran’s graves each year, worked with Wreaths Across America, worked with the moving Vietnam Wall, helped purchase and wrap gifts for local veterans, and more. She also volunteered her time in local politics. She could often be found holding signs in support of her candidate.
In addition to her parents, Lucy is reunited with her siblings, the late William Mogan, John B. Mogan, III, Elizabeth Hawkes, Edward Mogan, Warren Mogan, and Michael Mogan.
She leaves her brothers and sisters, M. Joan Maloney (late Robert) of Plainville, Elaine Sennett (late Paul) of Waltham, Linda Carroll (late Richard) of Waltham, Shirley Vasta (Vinny) of Cape Coral, Florida, Allan Mogan (Elaine) of Waltham, and Mary Coish Mathis (Richard) of Oakdale, Connecticut. In addition she leaves several nieces, nephews, and their families whom she cherished.
Lucy was a loving, kind, and caring woman to her family and friends. She would make many trips to visit her sister, Mary, and niece and nephews Khrystal, Lyiam, and Jack in Connecticut. It was her ‘home away from home. She often stayed at Khrystal’s house and enjoyed the company of her and her husband, Jason. Whether it was just a visit in the summer or celebrating a holiday they all spent a great deal of monumental occasions together. Their bond was very strong and her absence will leave an empty space in their hearts that can only be filled with loving memories. She will be deeply missed.
Family and friends will honor and remember Lucy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) Waltham, on Sunday, January 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. and again Monday morning at 11 a.m. when her funeral service will be held. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. A reception following services will be at the American Legion, 215 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham.