Fogarty Funeral Home was established in 1889 by John Dunn. In 1903, Thomas G. Fogarty purchased the business and relocated it to its current site on 41st
Avenue in downtown Flushing.
The original Fogarty Funeral Home was nothing more than a storefront until 1930, at which time, Thomas purchased the adjacent lot and built a new “state of the art” facility. With a brand new building and growing clientele, Thomas needed to hire additional funeral directors to assist with his increasing business. In 1931, John J. Hogan, Sr. joined the firm as the licensed manager and purchased the business from Thomas G. Fogarty in 1946. This was the beginning of the Hogan family legacy, which is carried on today.
In 1960, John J. (Jack) Hogan, Jr. joined the firm as a licensed funeral director and became the manager in 1965. Jack’s dedication to the profession he loves led him to always give back by serving on many local, state and national funeral associations. He has been president of The Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, The New York State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association, while still maintaining an active role at the funeral home.
While Jack was working to ensure the integrity of the funeral industry he maintained, his son, Robert, stepped in and took over the family business. He joined the business in 1990 and became the licensed manager in 1991. In 1993, Fogarty Funeral Home became a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, and in 1995, it merged with Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Inc. to become Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home.
Robert Hogan is carrying on the Fogarty Funeral Home legacy as licensed manger of Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home, where he continues to provide the highest level of compassionate and caring service our families have come to expect. He maintains an active role in many local organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He also serves as a board member of the New York State Funeral Directors Tribute Foundation and as acting vice president of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association.