Ann M. Koch

Ann M. Koch

AGE: 49 • Bridgewater

Ann M. Koch, 49, died December 6, 2012. Ann was born in Amityville, New York and raised in Copiaque, Long Island before moving to Bridgewater over 20 years ago. She was employed as an Associate Director at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp in East Hanover for the past 8 years. She formerly worked at Sanofi-Aventis, J&J Pharmaceutical and Bennett X-ray on Long Island. In addition to being passionate about her work, Ann loved being on the water and enjoyed fishing in Lake George and midnight crabbing off Long Island. She also loved planning trips to Disney World and created color coordinated itineraries to ensure that every person got to fully experience "The Magic of Disney". As a natural problem solver, Ann was always doing crossword puzzles and was a Black Belt in Sudoku. Most of all, Ann loved helping people and was eager to jump on any problem that someone may have had, whether it was sewing a seemingly ruined garment of clothing or settling a dead-end dispute with a customer service representative. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, godmother, and friend, and will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 25 years, Ron, her loving daughter Margo Koch, canine companion Penny, mother Barbara Atanasio, brothers, Joseph, Frank, John, David, Bobby, Michael and Charlie and sisters Dee, Mary, Barbara, Angie, Teresa, Catherine.

Funeral Services will be 11am Tuesday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville. Burial will be private. Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Monday at the funeral home. To contribute to the efforts to cure Meniere's Disease donations can be made to American Hearing Research Foundation, In honor of Ann's love for animals, especially her pets Penny and late Sandy, additional donations can be made to St Hubert's Giralda Animal Shelter, To send condolences to the family, visit

Published in Courier News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012