Monica G. Coley

July 7, 1945September 24, 2020

Monica Coley, aged 75 was born in Maidstone, Manchester, Jamaica on July 7,1945. She was the second of four children and the mother of three girls.

She emigrated to the United States in 1985 and sought to advance herself by completing her GED. She dedicated the next 25 years working with children at St. Christopher’s Group Home and as a teacher's aide at Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry.

Monica leaves to mourn her passing, daughters Patricia, Cherine & April, Son-In-Law Oral (Billy), grandchildren Mackenzie & Matthew, 2 sisters Esther & Susan, Brother-In-Law Devon, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Friday, October 2nd 10:00 a.m. to11:00 a.m. with a service to follow directly after. Interment will take place at Kensico Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 or Online: APDA, Top right corner - Donate in honor of: Monica Coley.

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Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, October 2, 2020


Monica G. Coley

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Patricia Gooden-Allen

October 15, 2020

Thank you so much for always being there for me. You taught me so much about being a better person and for that, I will always be grateful. Please know that you are never far from memory, especially when topics that your were passionate comes up, such as money management.

Ivy Greene

September 28, 2020

To the family of Monica Coley, my condolences to you as you say good bye to your mother and grandmother. I worked with Ms. Coley and it was a pleasure to have shared space with her. Her dedication to the staff and children never went unnoticed. That smile and the way she cut her eyes at you was her way of sharing her love and journey with you. Thank you Ms. Coley for your love, rest well.

Mary Ann Penzeri

September 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms Coley through her job.
Often she would speak of her hard her family worked to finish their studies and begin their careers.
Ms Coley delighted in her family growing and was so proud that love found its own rewards.
Ms Coley took a personal interest in me.
She guided me as a Teacher, knowing young people and what was best for their learning. I took the help gratefully.
Ms Coley also helped me as I tried to influence my own family. She always asked about my Niece and wanted to be uodated.She shared my challenges and joys over many phone calls.
We did have fun getting together socially..We shared many laughs.
As a Teaching Assistant, Ms Coleys leadership ability was like a beacon for all of us.
The students loved Ns Coley and surrounded her with hugs and smiles everyday. Ms. Coleys co workers lived her and she was often seen sharing a laugh.
She could say more with her eyes than anyone could write.
We worked in the same classroom .
I loved watching Ms Coley sit and work one on one with students.
She always took time to listen to their dreams and helped them face daily challenges.
No Teacher was more grateful than I.
Ms Coley was loyal and honest and tried to build people up.
In the days to come, I know she will shine her light to keep inspiring those who love her.


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