Nancy Kochanowicz

July 11, 1952March 10, 2018

Nancy Ann Kochanowicz of Croton-on-Hudson, NY died peacefully at home on March 10th, 2018 after a prolonged illness. She was 65 years old.

Nancy was and will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a contemplative and genuine person with a dry and often silly sense of humor. She loved art and books, and cared deeply for people and animals.

Born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Fordham University, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed a post-doctoral externship at Claybury Hospital in Woodford Bridge, London and earned a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She worked and lived in New York City, practicing in inpatient psychiatry at Kings County Hospital and in rehabilitation medicine at Roosevelt Hospital. For the last 24 years, she lived in Croton-on-Hudson where she grew her private psychology practice, often working part-time so she could be with her daughters.

Nancy is survived by her husband Michael Bannan, her daughters Sarah and Caroline Bannan, her beloved dog Charlotte, and cats Louie and Chloe. She was pre-deceased by her parents Casimir Kochanowicz and Sophie Walena Kochanowicz.

In lieu of flowers, donations to SPCA of Westchester, 590 North State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510,, My Second Home-Family Services of Westchester, 95 Radio Cir Dr., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, or the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017,\donate would be much appreciated by the family.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 4pm to 9pm at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 41 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Funeral Services will be held on at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 14th at Bethel Chapel, Old Post Rd. S., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Committal will be private.


  • Visitation 4pm to 9pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Mary Cronin

March 16, 2018

I just learned of Nancy's passing. I worked with Nancy on the campaign to close Indian Point and she was an invaluable local leader stepping up right after 9/11. Her love of the community and of her family obviously motivated her to action.

My heartfelt condolences to her family who has felt her illness and loss most keenly.

Pascale Levine

March 13, 2018

Dear Michael

I am so sorry for your loss. All my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May your wife's soul rest in peace with her creator and may you have only happiness and peace from now on.

Pascale Levine