Ann E. McMahon Bogart, Ph.D., a successful clinical psychologist with a 40-year private practice in Manhattan, died at her home on Thursday, Dec. 12, at age 83. The cause of death was illness related to dementia. She and her husband, Jeffrey D. Bogart, had lived in Hastings for 36 years before moving this year to Hartsdale.
Dr. McMahon (her professional name) received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Adelphi University in 1976 and a postdoctoral certificate from that school in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in 1980. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle in 1958, a master’s degree in school psychology from City University in 1971, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Adelphi University in 1974.
Before opening her private practice in 1976, she worked as a public school teacher from 1968-70 and as a co-therapist with Ian Alger, M.D., in New York City from 1966-74. She was at the Bronx V.A. Hospital as a psychology trainee from 1974-76. She served as an assistant director of Adelphi University's Postdoctoral Psychotherapy Center.
Over the last six years, Dr. McMahon suffered a series of illnesses, leading to her early retirement in 2016.
Ann and Jeff married in 1986. Her first marriage, to the late James M. McMahon, ended in divorce. In addition to her husband of 34 years, she is survived by four children from her first marriage — Catherine M. Gonchar of Issaquah, Wash., Deirdre A. Savino of East Norwich, N.Y., James M. McMahon of Simpsonville, S.C., and Jean H. McMahon of New York City. She was also the beloved grandmother of seven grandchildren — Jessica, Rachel, Gabriella, Anna, Harrison, Charles, and Conor.
Ann enjoyed skiing and tennis and was an avid reader of spy novels, thrillers, and historical romances. She was a former member of the Hudson River Tennis Club (now the Tennis Club of Hastings), the Riverview Manor Tennis Club in Hastings, and the former Hastings nonprofit Citizens for the Burke Estate, Inc.
Those who knew her enjoyed her sharp wit, thoughtfulness, and generosity.
Funeral arrangements include a visitation and eulogies at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry today (Jan. 8) at 11 a.m., followed by burial in the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Alzheimer's Association.