Ljerka ‘Gigi’ Stock Losa, 79, born on May 27, 1937, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, after a prolonged illness. She was born in the city of Sarajevo, in the former Yugoslavia. At five years old, she started her world trek that would eventually have her arrive in the United States in 1975.
She started out with her parents leaving the former Yugoslavia for Austria in 1942, where she remained until after the war, when they left for Santiago, Chile. Here, she would meet her future husband, Pedro Gilaberte Losa, with whom she married in 1957 and remained by his side for over 47 years until his passing in 2004.
They had two children, Pedro S. Losa and Paulina Balduyck, now both of Wilmington, with whom they traveled for a number of years, and lived in Yugoslavia, Spain, India, Taiwan, and a number of other places. In 1975, they came to Greenwich, Conn., for a couple of years on assignment, but remained in the United States, between Greenwich and Wilmington, for over 40 years.
She is survived by her son and daughter; daughter-in-law, Francesca; as well as four grandchildren, Pedro A., Alessandra, Kristina and Isabella; great-granddaughter, Arya; as well as many friends and relatives in the U.S. and abroad.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, followed by a private burial in Oleander Gardens, where she will rest with her husband.
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