Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331



November 8, 1937 - May 6, 2019

MONICA CATHERINE (ALI) MASTRANGELO (lovingly known as Mom, Gramma, Gramma Monica, Monicks, Auntie Oksie and Tants) of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Brooklyn, New York, entered her final rest on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 4:25 AM, at her daughter’s residence in Canaveral Groves, Florida.  Monica was born on November 8th, 1937, in Port of Spain, Trinidad West Indies, to the late Dundonald Ali and Catherine Rita Ali.  She was preceded in death by her late husband, of 10 years, Vincent Enzo Mastrangelo and survived by her companion, of 25 years, Whasi Choo Quan, who loved and cared for her.


Monica was a dedicated and hard-working Key Punch Operator, with 32BJ Building Union Pension Fund, in New York City, NY, and after 30 years of service, she retired.  With her love of family and her newly found freedom from work, Monica chose to relocate and excitedly purchased a house Palm Bay, Florida, to be near her family.


Monica always had a sweet smile for you, along with a loving, humble and compassionate demeanor.  She leaves her family, who loved her dearly, to mourn her passing, her loving daughter, Lonn Maria Ali Terryn (Duane), faithful Grandson, Daniel Hunter Ramnarine, loving Granddaughter, Sharon Jamie Jennings (Andrew) and three Great-Granddaughters, Anna Jennings, Reigna Jennings and Haley Jennings who loved her dearly, two Brothers; Dr. Alan Young and Bertram Ali and two Sisters; Thelma Parris Young and Alma Choo Quan. Monica was preceded in death by two Brothers; Joseph Young and Desmond Ali, as well as two Sisters; Cynthia Hunte and Rita Hewitt.  She was a remarkable and unforgettable Aunt to Sherma Hunte George, Richard George, Sommer Holloway, Lorraine Ali, Shantel Rouff-Batson, Danel Hassan Ali, Amina Ali, Dafina Ali and a host of other nieces and nephews, as well as, cousins and friends.


Monica was a lover of life! She loved music, plays, movies, dinner dances and Carnival in Trinidad W.I.  Although, she was reserved, with a quiet and humble spirit, she came alive around her family and friends! Monica loved to laugh and at times, her family enjoyed what they called “her scandalous laughter”, which rang out joyfully and was contagious! She will be remembered for her hugs and kisses, her loyalty and sweet honesty as well as her genuine warm and gentle spirit, which had a lasting impression on all who knew her.  Monica valued God, family and friendship. You could trust her with your deepest secrets or your most fantastic dreams.  She was always there for everyone and she never let you down. She always had a kind word for everyone, never a part of arguments or disagreements, but always a peacemaker.  She always saw the good in everyone. Her family knew, she always had “a band-aid for every sore”. Monica loved with a pure heart and believed that love mattered, regardless of our differences. She showed love and touched the hearts of all those she met. This is her legacy.  Monica sleeps, knowing the love of God. Her memory may have failed her at times, but she never forgot that Jesus Christ was her personal Lord and Saviour, she would look at her daughter, Lonn and say it with a smile. Monica is one in a trillion and she will be forever loved and never forgotten.


The family wishes to send their warmest gratitude to all those who cared for Monica; the staff at Senior Care of Brevard, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Hospice and all the sisters and brothers of the Cocoa Seventh-Day Adventist Church who loved her, welcomed her into their lives and treated her as their family, during the last few months of her life.  She enjoyed every moment of it!


The Viewing Service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 (5pm – 7pm) at Island Cremation and Funeral Service, 405 South Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL, 32952

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, Final Viewing 10am- 11am, Service begins at 11 am at The Cocoa Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1500 Cox Road, Cocoa FL 32926


The Repas will follow immediately after the Celebration of Life service, in the Church’s Gymnasium.