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Branislav "Branko" Sokolovic
  • Inlieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to
  • American Lung Association
    460 Totten Pond Road
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: John 17 : 1-3 Psalm 83 : 18

“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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa &Steve Lawless

“So sorry for your loss...he was one of the nicest guys I've ever met and sorry again ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Paul walsh - Malden, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rob Green - Wakefield, MA

“Condolence to coach Jovan and to the all family, Marco and I are really sorry. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dad and Marco - malden, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jelena Zec

“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...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: MATT AND NADA THOMPSON - FL

“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...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Liz Glowacki - Middleton, MA

“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...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kristin Nowakowski - Cambridge, MA

“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...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lois Perretti - Everett, MA

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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.

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150 Forest Street Malden, MA 02148