Yesim O. Izmirligil

yesim izmirligil

December 17, 1963 ~ May 23, 2024

Born in: Istanbul, Turkey
Resided in: Miller Place, New York

Yesim was born in Istanbul, Turkey, the eldest daughter of Necat and Aymelek Okcugil. She came into this world like a brilliant comet, and made her graceful departure surrounded by her loving family.
A classically trained pianist, Yesim pursued her passion for music in her youth at the prestigious Istanbul Conservatory and the Juilliard School of Music. Her musical talent brought joy to many and was a testament to her artistic spirit.
In addition to her musical achievements, Yesim cherished a fulfilling career that spanned over 30 years as a dental practice manager. She was instrumental in building and managing the practice of her late husband, Dr. Arif S. Izmirligil, whom she worked alongside until his passing in December of 2020.
She loved to cook and bake for her loved ones. She loved to play music from the 70’s and 80’s. She loved hosting holidays and parties, and she loved to make people laugh. Her zest for life and boundless vitality infused every gathering with warmth and joy.
Yesim leaves behind her beloved children, Serra and Edip, who will forever remember her endless love and guidance. She is also survived by her dear mother, Aymelek, her sister Elif, and her niece Aria Bella. She was a beacon of talent, beauty, vitality, and warmth, endearing herself to everyone fortunate enough to meet her.

Mom—you always had a way of shining brighter than anyone else. Your radiant spirit illuminated the lives of everyone around you. You are so deeply missed and will be forever remembered by us all.

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Visitation: May 31, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: May 31, 2024 12:30 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A


Washington Memorial Park
855 Canal Road
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

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  1. Oh my beautiful Yesim. I had so much fun working with you and hanging out outside of work. You were always super fun, energetic and funny. You were one tough cookie, I loved that about you. My condolences to the family. Yesim always spoke about her children, she was very proud of them. It was a pleasure working with you and a great friendship that came out of it. You and your baking will be very missed. I will miss you laughter as well. Good bye for now my friend, untill we meet again.

  2. My sincere concern condolences to the family. Having known Yesim for close to 40 years her loss was devastating and so unexpected. She was loved and will be truly missed. She will always be remembered for her smiling face and never ending energy. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  3. Rest in peace, dear Yesim. Your energy and light will forever shine brightly in our hearts.. With love and fond remembrance.

  4. candleRest in peace my dear Yesim . My self and my family meet few years before her husband passed and didin’t take us long we became good friends . They always tried to help as much as they can . Yesim your beautiful smile , energy and your love for your kids and friends will be remembered for ever . My condolences to kids and family . Stay strong .. Goljo family .

  5. We are so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person. Our hearts break for all those she left behind. We will greatly miss her. She was an amazing woman, who was kind and generous to everyone she knew .

  6. I’ll forever miss the days when you’d greet me with the warmest smile and biggest hug whenever I would come and hangout with Edip. I love you mama 💜

  7. Our Deepest Condolences to Edip, Catherine, the entire family and circle of friends who have sufferied this unimaginable loss. We pray you take solace in knowing that your Mom and loved one is at peace, and heaven has welcomed an angel.

  8. Hayatımızın vazgeçilmez bir parçası olan sevgili Yeşim’in kaybı bizi derinden üzdü.Mekanın cennet olsun sevgili Yeşim, nurlar içinde uyu
    Ne yazık ki,hayatta hiçbirşey sonsuza kadar sürmüyor ve her birimiz bir sevdiklerimize veda etmek zorunda kalıyoruz.
    Sözlerimiz her ne kadar yetersiz olsa da geride kalan tüm aile bireylerine başta annen Aymelek’e,çocukların Serra ve Edip’e ,kızkardeşin Elif’e ve yeğenin Aria Bella’ya baş sağlığı ,sabır ve güç diliyoruz.Yanınızda olamasakta kalbimiz sizinle. Dualarımız sizinle. Seni çok seviyoruz.

    There is no words to describe our feelings. Rest in peace our dear Yeşim you will never be forgotten

  9. candleGüzel Kızımız Yeşim,
    Sen bizim ilk göz ağrımızdın ben, Olcay teyzen , Tuncay dayın seninle zaman geçirmek için koşa koşa size giderdik alıp seni anneannele dedene getirirdik sen bazen derim annenden çok bizim kızımızdın diye. Herşeyin bir sırası vardır derler ama sıra sende olmamalıydı çok erken oldu bizi bırakıp gitmen güzel kızımız. Seni çok seviyoruz ve çok özleyeceğiz o şen kahkahan hep kulaklarımızda çınlayacak. Biz hayatımızda olduğun için çok şanslıydık şimdi cennet çok şanslı
    Seni seviyoruz nurlar içinde uyu

  10. Yesim, my dearest friend, I am so grateful for the time I knew you. You will be in our hearts forever and i will always remember the way that your smile lit up the room. We will greatly miss you amazing women. . My deepest condolences to your family, friends and all your loved once.

  11. I’m so deeply sorry for your mother. Your mother was a wonderful person. May you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together .
    I will always remember her smiling face .
    May my god grant her paradise .

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    Hi cousin,
    You know that’s not fair left us so soon.I don’t know hoelw to express my feelings when you lose someone love so much.I don’t even imagen my aunt,Elif and of course most of all your kids but they were lucky the have the had you ,you raised them just like you they are tough cookie don’t worry about them we will be always there for them.Only distance between us was Km. We were closed by heart.They always said God takes the good ones his side to soon.Now you are out guardian angel.I’m going to raise my head say hello every morning and pray for you.Say hi form me to granny and every one who we lost to soon.I love you, rest in peace and light shine upon you

  13. Yesim, you will never be forgotten. You have been the most genuine, loving, and kind person I have ever met. Your love for your children and husband shone through in every word you spoke about them. Working with you was an absolute pleasure; the whole room lit up with your presence. Rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family.

  14. Rest in peace dear Yesim. You have touched many lives and loved by everyone who knew you. You became both a mother and a father to your children after loosing your dear Arif. Dear Serra and Edip, sending our condolences and prayers, wishing you strength and comfort. Başınız sağ olsun 🙏❤️

  15. Yesim,
    You will always hold a special place in my heart, You had a way to make everyone feel special. I will miss our chats , but I am forever grateful that I met you and was blessed by your beautiful soul. I pray for peace for your Family. Rest easy my friend 🩷

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