Ann Mrkic

ann mrkic

July 8, 1972 ~ September 10, 2019

Mrkic-Zgonena, Ann nee: Mrkic, age 47, of Tenafly, on Tuesday September 10, 2019. Ann was born in New York City to Marija and Mile Mrkic on July 8, 1972. She went to high school at the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest. Ann went on to earn degrees at Wellesley College and Fordham Law. She was a registered Attorney in the State of New Jersey. Ann was of Counsel at the Law Offices of Patrick A. Mullin, Esq. in Fort Lee. She enjoyed her four kids, family, friends, reading, dance and her Croatian Heritage. Ann received awards and honors and was involved in various Charities and Organizations. Ann is survived by her four children; Kate, Emma, Niko and Matthew. Parents Marija and Mile. Her nephew Honor. Her sister-in-law Cassandra and her brother Anthony. Her aunt Rolanda and her uncle Marijan. Her cousins Mark and Daniel. And the many relatives and friends in Croatia. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-8 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Mass: September 18, 2019 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Historic Madonna
2070 Hoeflys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: September 17, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Entombment: September 18, 2019 11:45 pm - 12:00 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Che il Signore possa accogliere Anna tra le sue braccia… Le nostre più sentite condoglianze da Pino e mia Moglie Anna.. Vi siamo vicini con il cuore…

  2. Dear Maria and Mile, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    May your daughter Ann rest in peace!

  3. Dragi naši,
    Nemam riječi kojima bih vas mogla utješiti. Sve to nadilazi naš um i našu snagu. Samo da znate, srcem i dušom smo s vama, tugujemo i mislimo na vas.
    Bog će primiti dragu Anu u svoj zagrljaj i ona će naći svoj mir u Božjem blagoslovu.
    Primite našu najiskreniju sućut.
    Vaša rodica Pavica sa obitelji.

  4. Dear Anna, your beautiful smile and soul will be with us forever.
    May the angels follow you and guard you, rest in peace.
    With your family in sadness and thoughts, aunt Luca, Vesela, Nino and our children with their families.

  5. Dear Ana!
    I always remember time spent with you and Anthony when I first came to America.
    It’s so sad you left us so soon.

  6. My dear Ana

    I don’t have words, Ana. You will always be in my heart.

    Find the peace you were so desperately seeking.

    Respectfully and with love always

  7. Draga Marija i Mile, primite našu iskrenu sućut i nek' vam bog da snage da sve izdržite. Draga Ana počivaj u miru božjem. Vaša rodica Anka i Tommy

  8. Ann was a wonderful friend and mentor to me. She was a source of incredible strength and I feel privileged to have known her. Ann was beloved by many Wellesley alums on all of the parenting groups and we will miss her.
    Love to her entire family and children.
    Moriah Campbell Musto, Wellesley '00

  9. Dear Family…receive our sincere condolences…we are with you in our thoughts and prayers…
    Domeniko, Marija, Jasminka, Sandra and Iva

  10. Dear Ana,

    I was nine when I met you. You were the exuberant new neighbor on Fulton Ave who had an infectious laugh. I was so glad to have a new girl on the street to get to know. In the years that followed, we spent countless hours in my basement playing Barbies. We would giggle at ridiculous things that only we got.

    You lived only a few houses away but the view of your house from mine was obstructed by overgrown rose bushes. Tata, my beloved grandmother (who you also loved and called “Tata”), did not want me to walk past the rose bushes where she wouldn’t be able to see me, so you mostly had to come to me. My inability to go beyond the rose bushes would become a running joke between us.

    Over the years, we were there for each other, attending each other’s important and not-so-important life events. We ran around in each other’s’ houses as if we lived there too. From the time we were young, you would often come over and then spend hours talking to my parents, who loved you too.

    On summer evenings when we were kids, you would be at the picnic table in my backyard. My dad would feed you home-grown peaches, and my sister Nancy, my father, you, and I would play Gin Rummy. I remember too being little girls and giggling at nothing in particular while swinging on the swing under the grapevine in my yard. These are some of my favorite childhood memories.

    I remember how messy your room always was, your “Saab phase” when you would yell “Saab!” whenever one would drive by, your smiles, your hearty laugh, the way you would raise one of your eyebrows when you thought you were making an important point, your selfless and unconditional friendship, your positive energy, and the love you had for your Croatian background, your children, and your family.

    My grandmother Tata would always say “Ay qué linda” (Spanish for “Oh, how pretty/lovely”) when she saw you. You were lovely and beautiful Ann, and my heart is broken.

    I will always love you, Mary

    To Mr and Mrs Mrkic, Anthony and family, and Ana's children, I have written you private cards that I will give you when I see you. In the meantime, much love, strength and support from my family to yours, Mary Luvera and Adam and Rio Federman.

  11. My family and i are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends that knew Ana. May she rest in peace.

  12. Dear family, our thoughts and prayers with you. Take courage as Ann is watching you from heavens and will be always by your side while she rests in eternal peace!!! May perpetual light shine upon her. Our condolences and prayers. Josh, Gerry, Hema and Santosh!

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and the family. May God give you the strength to persevere.

  14. My heart is broken at the news that the brightest of lights, Ann, has some how slipped away. I cannot begin to imagine how you coping with this tragedy. I am so incredibly sorry for your pain and loss. To Kate, Emma, Niko and Mathew, your mother loves you more than any mother has loved her children. Always remember her warmth, humor, care and kindness. You will make her proud. You have already done that in spades by being the amazing people you are!

    To Marija, Miles and Anthony, Ann also loved all of you beyond words. She would always talk about you in so lovingly. You have being amazing rocks for Ann. Thank you for your steadfast love.

    I would like to visit you, but since I am in California and just learning the news, I cannot make it to the service. Let's please stay in touch and talk about ways to honor Ann's memory and support her amazing kids.

    Sending all my love and prayers,

  15. Dear Mile and Marija,

    Myong and I, along with Sangita and Jay, are beyond words in our sorrow at the loss of your beloved Ann. There's nothing more heart-wrenching and more difficult to heal for parents than the loss of a child. Your grief and that of Ann's four kids and her brother Anthony cannot but be boundless. We can scarcely fathom the depths of it. Our own association with Ann began as soon as Sangita's, and we fondly recall our lively, engaging chats with her on many occasions. She was Sangita's College sister; they often took the same classes, co-anchored a radio show and took daily delight in each other's company (Sangita still says no one has ever made her laugh harder). Ann naturally became a vibrant and loving presence at Sangita's wedding as one of her bridesmaids. We remember her kindness, her wit, her exuberant laugh, and her friendship as a rare gift. May Ann’s warm smile remain your strongest memory of her and always give you strength. Her memory will always be treasured by our family.

  16. U nasim ste mislima i molitvama. Neka Vas vjera u vjecni zivot utjesi u ovim teskim trenucima. Bila nam je cast poznavati Anu I biti dio njenog zivota. Nase misli I srca su uz Vas.

  17. In a few hours, we will be together for your funeral and we have to say that we are heartbroken beyond words.
    You were our third daughter since we know you from where you were a little girl and now you are one of the Angels in heaven watching over all the ones that loved you sincerely.
    To your children, parents, brother, sister-in-law and the rest of the family, we extend our most sincere condolences and may God's love bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Maria Luisa and Domenico

  18. My deepest condolences to the Mrkic family. Your grief is unimaginable. I did not know Ann very well, nor have I seen her in many years, but from the several times we did socialize she made a lasting impression on me. From the first time I met her, through the Luvera's, I was drawn to her sense of humor, wit, good-nature and cheerfulness. She made me feel like I'd known her forever. This is what I loved about Ann…she was a genuinely good person. People like her are hard to find in life.
    I am grateful to have met and known her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you always.

  19. With my family, I join in the pain that hit the cousins: Kate, Emma, Niko, Matthew, Marija, Mile and Anthony.
    Ann, God took it with her, but it will make her lead Kate, Emma, Niko and Matthew and stay close to mom Marija, dad Mile and brother Anthony.

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