Branislav "Branko" Sokolovic

  • Born: February 8, 1944
  • Died: March 5, 2015
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Carroll Funeral Home

721 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Tel. (781) 322-6322

Tribute & Message From The Family

SOKOLOVIC, Branislav "Branko"- Of Malden, March 5th. Devoted husband of Gorica (Rancic). Beloved father of Jovan Sokolovic and his wife Danijela of Malden and Melissa Lawless and her husband Bryan of Bedford, NH. Dear brother of Radojka Paunovic of Serbia. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Alexander, Noah and Luke. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 41 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge on Thursday, March 12th at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Wednesday from 5-7 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Forestdale Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451.
Born in Pirot, Serbia, 71 years ago, Branislav passed away Thursday at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with lung cancer that was first diagnosed in 2006. Arriving in the United States in 1988 first settling in Jacksonville, Florida, he along with his family moved to Malden in 1997. An enginner by profession, he received his Masters from Rubber and Plastics Polytech in London, a city he considered his most favorite palce to travel to. Since 1997 and until his passing, he was an engineer for Alliance Tire in Wakefield. Devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, in his spare time he loved tennis as well as soccer.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by John 17 : 1-3 Psalm 83 : 18 - John 14 : 28   March 19, 2015


We have such good memories of Branco. He was always fun to be with and had such interesting stories. He had led a very interesting life. We will miss his smiling face and his kindness. He was a very brave man.

Love to All,
Steve &Theresa

Posted by Theresa &Steve Lawless    March 13, 2015

So sorry for your loss...he was one of the nicest guys I've ever met and sorry again

Posted by Paul walsh - Malden, MA - Friend   March 11, 2015

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Branko the last six years. Respected him for his great inner strength. He never felt good, struggled just to breath many days and yet.... he never complained about it. A VERY VERY STRONG man. The only time I ever saw him even the least big fragile was his last day here when I helped him out to his car. He will sorely be missed at ATG.
Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this challenging time.

Posted by Rob Green - Wakefield, MA - co-worker and friend   March 11, 2015

Condolence to coach Jovan and to the all family, Marco and I are really sorry.

Posted by Dad and Marco - malden, MA - our friend, our coach   March 11, 2015

Dear Gorica and family,

We are very sorry to hear the news about Branko. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Our deepest condolences.

Jelena Zec with family

Posted by Jelena Zec    March 11, 2015

Branko was a very kind and gentle man. He was a lot of fun to be around and very charming. While he attended our wedding in 1992 all the women there commented, " Who is this good looking and charming man?" He was always friendly to the both of us, and everybody else. Our hearts are with his wife, Gorica, and her entire family. We are going to miss him until we finally meet him again in Heaven. God bless everyone in the Sokolovich family.



Whenever I think of Branko, I think of a strong man who fought his cancer hard and bravely for so long. Even when he didn't feel very well, he still kept smiling and always pressed on, he never let his disease get the better of him. I worked with Branko for many years and we shared conversations of not only business but family and fun too! I will miss him very much! My condolences go out to your entire family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Liz Glowacki - Middleton, MA - Co-Worker   March 09, 2015

Gorica and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Branislav was an absolute pleasure every time he came to the store and your family is our favorite at CVS. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Kristin Nowakowski - Cambridge, MA - Mr. Sokolovic''s Pharmacist   March 09, 2015

It was such a pleasure to work with you. I learned alot from you not only work related but your world wide knowledge. Our chats of different places you have been and how proud you were of your family. I will miss you dearly.


Posted by Lois Perretti - Everett, MA - co-worker   March 09, 2015