April 16, 1975 – September 29, 2019
Hanna Homenko, 44, of Sudbury, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, following a courageous 6-year battle with cancer.
Beloved wife of Craig Homenko, of Sudbury, and devoted mother to Julia Mary and Anne Elizabeth Homenko, both of Sudbury; Loving daughter of Elzbieta Aleksandra Olejnik and Kazimierz Jan Olejnik of Borki, Poland; cherished sister of Malgorzata Olejnik and Ewa Olejnik, both of Warsaw, Poland.
Born and raised in Poland, Hanna graduated summa cum laude from American University in Washington DC. While working in the public accounting firm Resnik, Hanna earned her CPA license. She then joined Danaher Corp at their headquarters in DC where her outstanding business skills were quickly identified. After serving in various roles at the Danaher Corporation, Hanna was promoted to Director of Finance position at Arbor Networks.
While Hanna took great pleasure in her professional life, it was the love of family and friends that guided her. Being a gracious hostess meant all felt treasured in her home and her passion for cooking never waned, no matter how ill she felt. She travelled extensively, making sure to return to the family and country she loved often. Understanding that Craig, as an only child, had unique responsibilities, she became a loyal daughter-in-law to his parents. She also recognized that his friends were like his siblings and affectionately welcomed them into her heart. Above all, it was Hanna’s devotion to her daughters, Julia and Ania, that defined her. Her role as a mother was her greatest joy and accomplishment.
Hanna did not just survive during her 6-year battle, she thrived. Whether it was rappelling down waterfalls in Costa Rica, snorkeling in Turks and Caicos, shopping on the Champs-Élysées, or touring her beloved Poland, Hanna bested her cancer for so long many people did not realize her battle. Hanna faced her illness head-on exhibiting incredible strength to the awe of family, friends, and co-workers. It was only in the last few weeks that her cancer finally overwhelmed her seemingly indomitable will. Hanna was, and is, an inspiration to all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, October 8, at 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury.
- Memorial Mass Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Karen Shaylor Wong
October 8, 2019
Hanna, although we didn't know each other very long I do know how much you loved Craig and the girls. The world is a less special place without you here. I hope they have lots of wonderful chocolate where you are now. Hugs to your family and many prayers for their sorrow. Love,
October 7, 2019
Although we were not able to meet up often I we always remember the wonderful occasion of your wedding in Poland, sharing it with your dear parents, Mary and Walt and other relatives.
I am so pleased that John , James , Amanda and Rachel were able to meet Hanna at Jack and Meg’s wedding last year and again when you were all able to travel to Wales this year with Julia and Ania.
Hanna was a bright, kind, lovely lady who was clearly devoted to her family.
She will be dearly missed but always remembered.
Our love to you all .
Louise, John, James, Amanda & Rachel xx
October 3, 2019
I had the honor to work with Hanna at Sciex. I will always remember her as a smart, brave ,kind and fun woman, dedicated and proud of her family and her beautiful girls.
God give her family support in this difficult time.
Hanna, you will be always in our hearts.
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