Anna (Rozmus) Czekaj, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Christmas morning, Sunday December 25, 2022, following a courageous, three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of Andrzej Czekaj, with whom she shared 33 years of marriage.
Born in Poland on August 9, 1968, Anna was one of three children to Cecylia (Biernikowicz) Rozmus and the late Janusz Rozmus. She immigrated to the United States in 1993, where she resided in Chicago for a number of years and later settled in Plainville. There she and Andrzej raised their daughter and became proud grandparents. Anna spent many years as a talented seamstress and later returned to school to complete her certification to become a dental assistant, working for Dr. Wichmann in Plainville until 2020. She remained active over the years by planting in her flower gardens, baking and making crafts with her grandchildren, and frequently visiting her family in Poland. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime member and volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Through her love for sewing and crafts, Anna crocheted countless stuffed animals and blankets for her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, she sewed hundreds of masks to raise awareness for ovarian and other types of cancer, and she donated hand-sewn baptism gowns to OLM. Anna was a beautiful person inside and out, an incredibly proud Babcia and Ciocia, and always put God and her loved ones before herself. She is remembered for her strength, faith, and love for her family. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.
In addition to her mother and her husband, Anna leaves her daughter, Ewelina (Czekaj) Egan and her husband Michael; her three adored grandchildren whom she called her sloneczka, Madison, Elizabeth and William Egan; her brother, Pawel Rozmus and his wife Marzena; her sister Elzbieta (Rozmus) Przybylska and her husband Wojciech; and her beloved nieces and nephews, Szymon, Michal, Dawid, Antoni, Mikolaj, Teresa, Agnieszka, Malgorzata, Krzysztof, Hanna, and Stanislaw; along with many friends and extended family.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Britain. Family and friends may gather on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In remembrance of Anna’s life, please consider making a contribution to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) at https://give.ovarian.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=31896
To share memories and online expressions of sympathy, please visit Anna’s tribute page at http://www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
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