Mary J. Kittredge Hogan passed away June 14, 2017, at her home in Newtown, Conn., surrounded by the love of her family. She was born Sept. 22, 1928, to Michael J. and Grace Devaney Kittredge. The oldest of four children, Mary was raised in Clinton, Mass. After high school Mary attended St. Vincent School of Nursing in Worcester, Mass.
Upon graduating from nursing school Mary served in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Mary served her country during the Korean War as a flight nurse stationed in Takkakaw, Japan with the 801st Medical Air Evacuation Squadron. While stationed in Japan, Mary flew over 70 rescue missions earning her the Korean Defense Medal with three clusters, the United Nations Defense Medal, and the Air Medal.