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Ersilia Antonia Garbin McCall
Birth: Jun. 13, 1926
Trieste
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Death: Feb. 19, 2004
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA

My mother's actual birthplace was Abbazia, Italy located on the Istrian peninsula. This town's current name is Opatija, Croatia. My mother was a young woman during WWII, and she endured the German Occupation. She and her family and the other Italians endured harsh conditions under the Germans, had American and British bombs dropped on her, and she survived attacks by Jugoslav partisans. She saw people get shot for no reason, and she lost her friend to a bomb. After WWII, the Allies ceded the Istrian peninsula to Jugoslavia as a victory prize. Momma and her family had to leave or choose to live in a communist country. She and her family fled to the refugee camps in Trieste, Italy. After living as a refugee, momma settled in Trieste where she met my dad, who was in the U.S. Army, stationed in nearby Opicina guarding the border with Jugoslavia. Momma was one tough woman! She spoke four languages fluently, loved to cook for her husband and three sons, and never took anything for granted. Today, I am strong because of her. I miss her. I love her.

** A special "Thank You" to Caprice for sponsoring my mother's memorial. 
 
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 Spouse:
  James Edward McCall (1924 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Mom's remains are not interred at this site. The marker was placed by my Dad's remaining siblings. My brothers and I thank them for their thoughtfulness.
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Body donated to Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
 
Created by: CoastGuardMedic
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39651109
Ersilia Antonia <i>Garbin</i> McCall
Added by: Kater
 
Ersilia Antonia <i>Garbin</i> McCall
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Ersilia Antonia <i>Garbin</i> McCall
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- MyGrandmaAnne
 Added: May. 4, 2015

- kellybean
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
What a brave, strong and loving mother. RIP
- old gringo
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015
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