Ann Goot (nee Bahniy) died peacefully at home on April 15, 2019, surrounded by family. Born
on January 23, 1915 in Newark, NJ to Elias and Antonina (Miklasiewicz) Bahniy, she lived in
Union, NJ for over thirty years before ending her days in Moretown, VT.
Over a long career starting in 1935, she taught French in Flemington, Union, and Irvington
public and Catholic high schools. She also taught two generations of 7th graders at St. John the
Baptist Ukrainian Catholic school, as well as teaching English to adult parishioners new to this
Throughout her life Ann enjoyed meeting new people, staying current with news and books,
correcting your grammar, and having a great bowl of ice cream.
Ann was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1989. She is survived by her daughter Kristin and
husband Michael Geoghegan and her daughter Mary Goot and husband Rafael Vargas;
grandchildren Michael (Mary Loux) Geoghegan, Amy (Dan) Frostman, and Kate (Ben) Montross;
plus great grandchildren Owen and Madeline, and Sam and Max. Also dear to her heart are her
nephew Victor Romanyshyn and her niece Carole Ann DeVries and their families.
Visitation will take place on April 24, 2019, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Union Funeral Home, 1600
Stuyvesant Ave., Union, N.J. 07083. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist
Ukrainian Catholic Church, 719 Sanford Ave., Newark NJ, 07106 on April 25, 2019, at 10:30
Those wishing to honor her memory are invited to make a donation to the charity of their