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Maria del Carmen Monroe

February 10, 1960 ~ June 15, 2022

Maria del Carmen Monroe, 62, of Fort Pierce tragically passed away June 15, 2022 in a car accident.

She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on February 10, 1960 to the late Sylvia Cruz and Felix Ortiz. Maria grew up in Brooklyn and Queens.

Maria was married to the late Grover Clayton Monroe Jr. from June 27, 1987 until they both met their tragic end. It was love at first sight for the pair. Their endless love for each other was one-of-a kind — full of laughter and companionship till the very end of their lives. For their respected families, their relationship was the purest example of true love. The pair’s love was often compared to Romeo and Juliet. They were always by each other’s sides no matter what. Maria will always be his honey lambchop or puff lamb dragon, while Grover will always be her pan dulce.

In the summer of 1990, they moved from New York City to Florida. She had been a resident of Fort Pierce for the last three years of her life.

Maria was a strong woman who always showed deep compassion and love to her family and friends. She loved to cook and garden, watch horror films, lay out at the beach, and spend time with her dogs.

She was survived by her siblings, Lissette Ortiz-Garcia and Sayra Ortiz, and her nieces and nephews.

Maria will be truly missed by her loved ones.

Friends that would like to share condolences with Maria’s family may do so at


Lisa Garcia

July 11, 2022, 11:54 pm

Maria was in my family for 25 years and I only got to meet her once and she was the sweetest and kindest person. Although we didn’t know each other we knew of each other and we were connected because her sister Lissette married my brother Danny .
Last year when she got sick and I heard the news I felt as if my own sister was ill Lissette updated me through her recovery along with Grover, who was so concerned that he would loose her .
I prayed for her to get better and when she did, she requested I make her pasteles. I sent them with Lissette and made them especially for her with less salt and achiote oil. I got to speak to her while she was in the hospital and when she was home and she loved the pasteles and I was so glad I was able to make her feel a little better
This news of her tragic death has left me very sad I wish I had some more time to get to know her. Her sisters are suffering so much over this lost and Lissette and Sayra I am truly sorry I love you both and know that me and Carina. Are here for you both as sisters!! Love you both
Maria may you Rest In Peace and watch over your sisters

KellyAnn Hilderbrandt

July 12, 2022, 3:58 am

We are so deeply saddened about this horrific tragedy and deeply sorry for the family’s loss. Our deepest condolences to the family and our prayers are sent to help heal them in this time. May she Rest In Peace and the family heal over time. God bless:

Jeannine Rodgers

July 12, 2022, 12:03 pm

This is so very tragic and I am still trying to wrap my head around this as I am sure you all are too. My deepest condolences to you all. Aunt Maria was the sweetest person and their love for each other was unconditional. ❤️

Deanna Garcia

July 12, 2022, 5:17 pm

Titi, words cannot explain how much I miss you already. It’s so hard to believe that you’re gone. There’s so much I’m going to miss without you here. I’m going to miss you calling me every week to tell me about a new show you were watching. I’m going to miss you telling me old stories when you were younger. I’m going to miss you laughing at all of the silly things Uncle Grover would do. This past year has definitely been a hard one, but you’ve showed me one thing. You were the strongest woman I’ve ever met. You were always pushing yourself to get stronger every day. You never gave up for a second. Even though you’re not here with me, I know I have the biggest supporter up in heaven rooting for every move I make. As you would always say to me, I love you with all my heart.
Love, Deanna

Lissette Garcia

July 13, 2022, 1:19 am

Words can not express on how deeply I miss you. I still cannot believe I will never get to talk to you again.

Maria, you will always be my hero. Thank you for guiding me through life. You will be forever missed. Rest In Peace my sister.

Until I see you again

Love Lissette

Allyson Nunes

August 21, 2022, 12:36 am

I just found out about the tragic passing of Maria and Grover. Maria and I are only 10 days apart in age and I always said she was “my sister from another mister”. We worked together for years and when she got sick last year I cried my eyes out. I am thankful I got to speak to her months ago however briefly as I was waiting for Grover to give me the OK to visit. The world definitely loss a wonderful couple. She was an incredible person, and I will miss her and Grover immensely. Be at peace my friends.

Robin Sarvis

August 30, 2022, 1:47 pm

I too just found out about Maria and Grover’s passing, and I am so immensely sorry for your loss! Maria and I worked together for many years, and she was such a sweet and kind person. And though I did not know Grover personally, I could hear the profound love in Maria’s voice when she spoke of him. May they both rest in peace.

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