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Carolyn Anne Horeczko

It is with great sadness that the family of Carolyn Anne Horeczko announces her passing at her home on the morning of April 20th, 2017, peacefully in her sleep.

Carolyn was born on September 10th, 1941 in Long Beach to Rose Dolores (née Seery) and Orville Wright Dennis. As the oldest of three sisters, from a young age Carolyn learned and embraced duty and love for family and Faith. She worked hard for everything in her life, with determination and joy.

Carolyn benefited from the warm tutelage of the Sisters at St Ferdinand Elementary School, which at the time held classes at the old Mission San Fernando Rey de España. As an active member of the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Carolyn graduated from Bishop Alemany High School and received a merit scholarship to Mount St Mary's College. She had aspirations to become the type of dedicated and caring teacher fostered in her by the Sisters.

At Mount St Mary's, Carolyn studied English and French, spending a year at Université Laval in Québec City, the oldest francophone university in North America. She returned with many stories, and a love for the language that endured throughout her life.

Working as a teacher, she met the love of her life and the father of her children, Bohdan Horeczko. When she asked where he was from, and he answered 'Ukraine', Carolyn's quick Irish wit came to her aid: "the breadbasket of Europe!". It was love at first conversation.

Together the two nurtured a loving Catholic family, and they made many a sacrifice to ensure their children of a good Catholic education. Faith and Family were all that were needed.

Working as a Principal at Catholic schools and raising a large family, Carolyn earned a Master in Education and a second Master in Applied Spiritual Theology, which she used to cultivate the minds and inspire the hearts of many children in the South Bay.

Endearing to all who met her, Carolyn had a gift to empathize and connect with others. She won over many with her wink and a smile. Staunchly proud of her Irish roots, she instilled in her children to work hard, be grateful, and help others.

Carolyn is preceded in eternal repose by her parents, husband Bohdan, and son Daniel. She will ever be remembered and deeply loved by her daughter Stephanie; daughter Christina, son-in-law Kurt, and grandchildren Dylan and Catherine Giles; son Gregory and grandchildren Anna and Nicholas; son Matthew and grandchildren Grace, Clara, and Danieljohn; and sons Timothy and Luke. Sharing in their love and sorrow are her sisters Patricia and Ellen and their families; as well as her nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3-7 p.m. and a rosary will be prayed for the repose of her soul at McNerney's Mortuary at 7 pm. Mass will be at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Wednesday, April 26th at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com and dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 22 to Apr. 25, 2017
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