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“Nancy and I went to WSU together. Although we weren't in touch lately, I had been thinking about her. Unfortunately I wouldn't have been able to...Read More »
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“I can't believe this is true. I pray her family will have peace. ”
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“I remember Nancy as one of the smartest, nicest girls in school. As children and teens, we went to the same church. My mother spoke admiringly of her...Read More »
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“Nancy & I were best friends in grade school. I fondly remember going to each other's house to play and going to her Aunt's cottage in Standish. We...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing I was an old schoolmates who also lived on Eiffel street. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Simone Merlo - MI

“I remember Nancy very well grow up with her on Eiffel street and we went to school together...always remember her as a kind, sweet, funny person ”
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Nancy Anne Bakanowicz, age 53 of Warren, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at home. She was born April 5, 1965 in Detroit, daughter of Regina (nee: Smosarski) and the late Edward J. Bakanowicz.

For over 20 years, Nancy has been the smiling face representing the world of advertising and creating avenues of success for a number of her faithful clients. With a vivacious personality and extreme integrity toward her profession, Nancy made it look easy and enjoyed her work immensely. When she wasn't working, Nancy was known for possessing an attraction for all things old. Whatever the genre, her appreciation for old things reigned supreme,…to include one of her favorite pastimes, knitting. All she needed was a scan of yarn and a pair of those infamous needles, then just wait for the magic to be performed. Over the years, Nancy's artistic flair came out in the form of the many beautiful pieces she created through her incredible skills and handiwork.

As for some of her more recent favorites, Nancy loved being entertained through music,…especially when it came to the sounds of that iconic 80's band, Duran Duran. Those boys rocked Nancy's world and brought out the dancing girl that resided within. She was also a huge fan of our Hometown Champs, the Detroit Red Wings. A "Super-Fan," (as she's been dubbed), there was no greater supporter than she when it came to her Boys-in-the-Winged-Wheel. Having watched them bring home 3 Stanley Cups in her lifetime, Nancy just couldn't get enough of her skating sensations,…especially her biggest crush, #19, Stevie Yzerman.

Nancy was also known for being one who appreciated a good cup of tea. Whether simply relaxing quietly,…or while immersing herself in a good read,…or perhaps when she was engaged in another of her favorite pastimes, writing,…Nancy found great enjoyment in a satisfying cup of tea that seemed to make any moment that much richer with every sip. And speaking of that "writing" mention, yes,…Nancy was infused with a unique and imaginative sense of the written word that shined with each stroke of her pen, or tap (as it were). She was a great writer who loved to share her talents and help provide her readers with a fresh glimpse of her perspective on life. Her artistry will be sorely missed.

Known for being quite the cat lover as well, Nancy held a special place in her heart for all of her furry friends,…namely her own, precious "Molly," with whom she shared a home. She and Molly were the best of friends and held each others' hearts that seemed to transcend that of owner & pet. As any cat lover and they'll tell you the same. Cats and their Fur Parents form an incredible bond,…just like that of Nancy and her pretty girl, Molly.

Nancy may have left us far too soon, but it wasn't without imparting the best of herself into the hearts and souls of all with whom she was blessed to know. Her time this side of Heaven may have been short, but it was certainly long on love as she touched a multitude of lives both family and friends alike. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Nancy was the loving daughter of Regina and the late Edward J. Bakanowicz, dearest sister of Beverly (Indrin) Chetty, and cherished auntie ("Tee") to her precious nephew, Julian.

Visitation for Nancy will be held Sunday, July 29th from 3-9 pm, with a 6:30 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Monday from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church in Warren. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Please share memories of Nancy at her guest book above.