Adrienne Machnach was born on March 15, 1967 in Freeport Long Island to Mother Catherine Hannon and Father Henry Machnach.
She worked for the New York State Commission of Investigation for over fourteen years where she was loved by her coworkers and supervisors. While working for the Commission she became a victim of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. She was outside, trying to evacuate the area, two blocks away when the towers fell. Covered in dust and inhaling the smoke from the debris, she made it home hours later. She continued to work two blocks away from Ground Zero for 10 more years.
Her health started to take a turn for the worse after leaving the Commission. For years her condition went undiagnosed until 2021 when it was discovered she had cancer. She fought this debilitating disease with doctors and family by her side for two years but the disease finally took her life on February 11, 2023.
Adrienne loved life, travel, music, art and most of all her family. People who know her will remember her for kind and generous spirit. Adrienne’s ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure, and love was her greatest strength. She had a childlike outlook and appreciation for life and her quirky sense of humor always made people attracted to her. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, she was able to cross off her bucket list traveling to most of her favorite places in the Caribbean Islands with her family. Thank you, Adrienne, for all the love and support you gave throughout your life. You are greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Adrienne is preceded in death by her father Henry Machnach, mother Catherine Hannon, brother David Hannon, and grandmother Margaret Hannon.
Adrienne is survived by: her loving husband, Julian Kwandez Stewart, her beloved step daughter, Whitney Stewart, and her beautiful grandchildren Oryon and Jaelyn.