Colette “Frenchie” Obracevic, nee Lingee, 94 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Born and raised in Raucourt, France, Colette met the love of her life, an American soldier named Nikola Obracevic and became his war bride on September 25, 1945, which this year would have been their 75th wedding anniversary.
They moved to Staten Island, NY where they raised their two beautiful daughters together. Colette had a very close relationship with her girls. They were near and dear to her heart. She was a very outgoing lady who would socialize with everyone especially while she worked. Colette worked for Major’s Department Store and at Young Set as a retail associate.
During her free time, Colette enjoyed shopping, knitting and especially eating all kinds of Italian food but most of all, she loved spending her time with her loving family and her beloved cats, Precious and Morris.
She was predeceased by her husband, Nikola on December 24, 1994.
Colette is survived by her loving daughters, Helene Obracevic and Paulette Yellovich and son-in-law, Peter.
Funeral will be held at Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home, 1289 Forest Avenue on Wednesday at 9:45am followed by a burial at 11am, Moravian Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4pm & 7-9pm.
Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10302
2:00pm - 4:00pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm
2205 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306