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 Ersilia Antonia <I>Garbin</I> McCall

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Ersilia Antonia Garbin McCall

  • Birth 13 Jun 1926 Trieste, Provincia di Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Death 19 Feb 2004 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: Body donated to Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
  • Memorial ID 39651109

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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Gravesite Details 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.

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  • Created by: CoastGuardMedic
  • Added: 20 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39651109
  • With Love, Caprice
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ersilia Antonia Garbin McCall (13 Jun 1926–19 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39651109, ; Maintained by CoastGuardMedic (contributor 47089645) Body donated to medical science, who reports a Body donated to Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia.