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Ljiljana Marincic

Ljiljana Marincic (Rubinic)

Monday, January 9th, 1933 - Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Dr. Ljiljana (Rubinic) Marincic of Naples, Florida, and formerly of Winchester, Massachusetts, passed
away peacefully on 7 November 2020 at the age of 87 with her family at her side. A retired researcher
and professor, she was born in Croatia in 1933. She received her doctorate in chemistry from the
University of Zagreb in 1963 and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Canada.
She arrived in Winchester, Massachusetts with her husband and two children in 1966 to seek the
opportunities this country offered, and proceeded to live the American Dream. She began her career in
the United States at MIT, then worked for Ionics, Inc. doing research in water desalinization, followed by
research on implantable glucose sensors at Giner Inc. for Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center, and finally
taught chemistry at Boston College before retiring to enjoy her grandchildren. She was the beloved wife
of Dr. Nikola Marincic; loving mother of Lidija Ortloff and her husband Commander Fredrick Ortloff, and
of Captain Tomislav Marincic and his wife Kate Marincic; adored grandmother of Kristina Lister and her
husband Zachary Lister, of Alexandar Ortloff and his partner Serena Tang, and of Nathan Marincic and
his partner Eleanor Jacques; dear sister of Vesna Grobenski and her husband Dr. Zvonimir Grobenski.
She is also survived by countless nephews, nieces, cousins, inlaws, friends and colleagues.
Lili was a bright light in all our lives and and we owe her a debt of gratitude for her unwavering support
of her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Due to the dangers of the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date, and interment will
be at Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester, Massachusetts.
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Doreen LeBlanc

Posted at 09:58am
My sincerest sympathy to Lili’s family. Of all her many accomplishments, her family was her greatest. We worked together many years ago and kept in touch for many years after. I will remember her beautiful smile and joyful laugh. Love, Doreen LeBlanc
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Zdenko Grobenski

Posted at 11:42am
My teta Ljiljana was a bright and loving star in my life, surely one of the kindest, loving, caring and humble creatures of God I ever met. I miss her very, very much. But I know that we will meet again and that she is not gone for good. My deepest sympathies and dear thoughts to all of you, who knew her and loved her so much - and whom she loved so much. A love that will never ceases. Zdenko
GS

Ginter Sotrel

Posted at 03:58pm
Iskreno saucesce Nikoli, Lidiji i Tomislavu povodom smrti supruge i mame. Mislimo na vas u ovom tuznom trenutku. Srdacan pozdeav Ginter, Cindy i Ana Sotrel ( Nas telefon je 781-248-2469
LB

Lisa Baron

Posted at 10:07pm
Dear Lidija and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom's gentle presence. She was an amazing woman who achieved so much professionally and personally, and yet was always so humble and kind. She leaves a hole in everyone's heart and will be sorely missed. Much love, Lisa Baron
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Posted at 11:52am
Uz lijepa sijecanja na tetu Lili, obitelj Marincic iz Vodica
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