Rose Kochanski
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Obituary of Rose P. Kochanski

Rose P. (Kudela) Kochanski, 95, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Erie County Medical Center. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 1, 1924 she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Kajfasz) Kudela and attended local schools.

After graduating from Niagara Falls High School, she was selected to work on the Manhattan Project/LOOW due to her knowledge in chemistry. After working on the Manhattan project, she began working at Dupont in their chemistry department for several years. Then Rose met her husband Alexander T. Kochanski and they were married on August 5, 1947. Well raising her family, she worked part time as a waitress at various local restaurants. She enjoyed cooking and baking various traditional polish recipes for her family.

Rose was a very active member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka RC Church, now Divine Mercy Parish. Where she was a member of the choir, mother's club, craft club and volunteered for any and all church events. She was also a member of the Echo Society and the Polish Singers of America.

She is survived by her daughters, Annette (Brian) Bennert, Susan (Scott) Hughes and Bridget (Dr. Jeffery) Kolano; grandchildren, Kati, Stefani, Nathan, Matthew, Julia, Jessica, Alison and Michael; four great-grandchildren; brother, Anthony Kudela and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sons, John J. Kochanski and David A. Kochanski; brothers, Johnny, Benny, Ray, Leo and Tony; sisters, Veronica, Josephine "Sr. Leonissa CSSF", Agnes, Mary, Anna.

Friends may call Monday, June 3rd from 4-8 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, cor of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, June 4th at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Burial following in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In Lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania Attn: Online Giving Coordinator, 3975 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-5484 or online at Visit for online condolences