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Maria Maricic Obituary

Maria Martha Maricic
Maria Martha Maricic

April 25, 1927 - June 28, 2020
Born in Stari Grad, Croatia
Resided in Corona, CA


On June 28, 2020, our beautiful and loving mother, Maria Maricic, passed away peacefully at the age of 93. She was born April 25th 1927 in Stari Grad, Hvar a small Adriatic island off the Dalmation Coast, to Mr. and Mrs. Ante and Lukrecija Juric. Maria thoroughly enjoyed being one of 10 children, sharing countless stories of her life on the island, both as a young girl growing up and newlywed mother of three adorable boys. Due to political pressures from the Communist Party, the family was forced to flee from their life on the island; crossing the Adriatic at night on a small fishing boat; and arriving in Italy the next morning. There, the family stayed for 18 months at a refugee camp until securing visas to come to the USA. They arrived in San Pedro in 1956. Maria enjoyed assisting residents of Little Sisters of the Poor for over 30 years, traveling with her sons on vacations and playing Bingo anywhere she could. Maria was an avid reader as well as fluent in several languages. Maria was a loving wife, devoted mother, and attentive grandmother. She was a friend to many and loved unconditionally. Maria is survived by her sons Anthony, Nick and George, their families her sisters Imelda and Ivanka.



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McNerney's Mortuary
570 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA US 90731