Elsa S. Marinkovic

November 9, 1938 - August 19, 2021

Elsa S. Marinkovic, 82, a resident of Cape Coral since 2016, formerly of Weston, FL and Hazlet, NJ, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was born November 9, 1938 in Mayari, Cuba to Pedro C. Maresma, and Amparo C. Maresma-Rodriguez now deceased.

Elsa was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Her career consisted of twenty plus years in the state of NJ. She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to all. Not only beautiful inside and out, but her smile was infectious, her generosity well known and always having the strength and courage to persevere all that came before her. She will always be remembered for her extraordinary baking, hard work ethics and having the kindest of hearts.

She is survived by her loving children, Serge P. Marinkovic (Christina, daughter-in-law) of St. Louis, MO, and Helen Valdes (Al, son-in-law) of Cape Coral, FL; siblings, Melba Damiano of NJ, Sara Cappello of AZ, Carmen Castillo of AZ, Fernando Maresma of NM, Connie Garcia (Jose) of FL; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as grandchildren, Branden Tyler and Alexandra Grace.

Elsa was preceded in death by her husband Sergio Fabian Marinkovic in November of 1976; as well as brother Pedro M. Maresma.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Florida. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Elsa S. Marinkovic are suggested to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Helen Valdes Aug 24, 2021 at 11:35 am

    I love you Mom. Miss you every second of everyday. Still cannot believe you are gone. Rest my beautiful Angel.

    Your daughter,

  2. Lois Campbell Aug 24, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I will miss you tía, every day of my life. You were, and always will be remembered as, the most amazing person. So kind, loving, serene, thoughtful, caring, respectful, and the list of adjectives could go on indefinitely. I am glad you are free and reunited with your one true love, my equally amazing tío Sergio. Reunited with your parents, brother, and loving in-laws that passed before you. One day we will be reunited and I will be so happy to see you again. Besos y abrazos de tu sobrina, Lois.

  3. Monica Lizbeth Garcia Aug 24, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    My Tia Elsa
    I know you are resting and peace now United with all your love ones
    I will always remember your cute petite like little mama (your mom )and delicious chicken dumplings you would make. You hold a special place in my heart . Love you

  4. Pedro Hidalgo Aug 24, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Lois puts it quite beautifully. I remember her way back in Cuba, I remember she was a fabulous dancer also. I remember watching her dance and really thinking what a great dancer she has. I will miss her too I remember her kindness, her gentleness, and her willingness to communicate.

  5. Jose Maresma Aug 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Para mi tia bonita-
    I have so many memories of you Tia Elsa. What comes up for me so strongly when I think of you are the feelings of love and kindness that radiated around you. I felt loved and cared for by you. I can see your beautiful face, your beaming smile. I am so grateful for you and that you are at peace and reunited with all our loving family that has passed.
    We love you now and always.
    Josi, Kimmi & Priya

  6. Ginger Aug 28, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Elsa, I am so happy to meet you and I found a wonderful friend, your beautiful daughter, Helen. We are always there for each other and that will never change. Rest in peace beautiful Elsa. Love Ginger

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