Julie Grgurevic, 44, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter after a nearly two year courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born on February 2, 1979, in New York City. After growing up in Long Island, Julie left home and relocated to North Carolina to pursue her education and career. Wilmington, NC, was the perfect landing place for Julie to begin her journey. Her love for the ocean made it the perfect place to call “home”. Julie’s final resting place will be in Croatia, a place she held very dear to her heart.
Julie was a loving mother and cherished her role as a mommy. She loved life and embraced every moment with enthusiasm. Her vibrant personality and zest for life touched the hearts of those around her. Julie was not only a devoted mother to her two children; Bishop and Leo, but was the best dog mom to her three beloved fur babies; Tank, Summer – Lily and Batman.
Julie leaves behind a loving family, including her parents, Mario and Noemi Grgurevic, her partner David Beasley, her daughter Bishop Grgurevic, her son Leo Grgurevic, her brother Dan Grgurevic and his wife Jennifer, her nephews Johnny and Andrew Grgurevic, her niece Ava Grgurevic, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Julie attended high school at New Hyde Park Memorial in New York. After graduating in 1997, she pursued her higher education first at the University of Rhode Island, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders in 2001. Following her graduation, she relocated to Greenville, NC, where she attended East Carolina University and earned her Master of Science Degree in Audiology in 2004. Following her graduation, Julie accepted a job opportunity in Wilmington, NC.
For two decades Julie rocked the audiology world, showing off her pitch perfect skills as a Clinical Audiologist and the Director of Audiology at Wilmington Ear Nose and Throat Associates. She had an ear for greatness and a knack for making even the most tone-deaf patient crack a smile. Julie made a tremendous difference in the lives of her patients.
Sadly, shortly after Julie passed away, her father suffered a brief illness that led to his passing on December 14, 2023. A memorial service will be held to honor the lives of Julie and her beloved father, Mario, on Saturday, December 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. We invite family, friends, and members of the community to join us in the Chapel of Wilmington Funeral and Cremation to remember and honor their memory and lives.
In remembrance of Mario and Julie’s lives and in gratitude for the compassionate care they received, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice a cause that their families hold dear to their hearts.
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The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, located in Wilmington, NC.