Anna E. Barisic of New Suffolk died at home on March 7, 2017 with her family at her side. She was 90 years old.
She was born at home in Manhattan on May 26, 1926 to Nicholas and Katherine (nee Kuzina) Mandusic. She was educated at Washington Irving High School and later graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree.
For many years, she worked as a registered nurse for the City of New York and in later years in home health care. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, cooking, gardening, walking on the beach and chatting with people at King Kullen while grocery shopping. Fishing was another favorite activity, but being with her grandchildren was her greatest pleasure.
Predeceased by her husband Milenko L. “Mel” Barisic on May 9, 1985 and her brother Nicholas Mandusic in 2016, she is survived by her son Joseph M. Barisic and grandsons Joseph Jr. and Milenko all of New Suffolk and by a sister Catherine Sawchuck.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, March 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church in Cutchogue. Interment will follow at the Cutchogue Cemetery.