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Susak Klapa mourns the loss of our oldest member, Antonio “Burelo” Mirkovich, who passed away on Thursday Feb. 7, 2008.


Antonio "Burelo" Mirkovich, 90, died on Thursday February 7, 2008. 

Viewing will be held at Konopka Funeral Home (9046 Palisade Avenue) in North Bergen on Saturday (7:00PM-9:00PM) and Sunday (2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM).    

Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace in Fairview, NJ on Monday February 11, 2008 at 10:00AM.

Born in Susak, Croatia (Austria at that time) on July 20, 1917, he emigrated to Hoboken NJ in 1972.

Antonio was first employed as pipefitter in Hoboken, then worked for Hoboken Municipality as a maintenance employee for the Mayor and Council.  He was a member of Susak Klapa S&A Society, Inc. since 1981, was the oldest member and one of the first members of the society, where he enjoyed meeting old time friends and played cards.

Surviving are his wife, Nikolina, five sons, Domenick, Anton, Zlatko, John and Fabio, and daughter-in-laws Natalizia, Antonia, Maria and Dina, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  Also, surviving are his brother Domenick and sister Domenica;  deceased brothers are Nicolo, Giovanni and sister Andriana.