We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Island Memorial Funeral Home
Lucinna ‘Mona’ Oscar was born on Sunday, October 9, 1955, in Chevrau Lomba in Artibonite, Haiti to the late Louicina Dorecely and Oreste Oscar. She was the tenth child, the baby of the Oscar family.
Growing up, Lucinna valued education and her family. After finishing school, she moved to Port-Au- Prince where she continued her education and cared for her many nieces and nephews. At the age of 24, Lucinna left Haiti with a strong head on her shoulders and set abroad for the United States. Lucinna’s natural passion to care for others led her into nursing. Her journey began in 1991 when she became a certified nursing assistant. Although she was doing meaningful work, she wanted to create a bright future for her daughters. She studied hard and tirelessly to become a home health aide. Lucinna was employed as a Human Services Assistant at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains for 30 years. She enjoyed working there and cherished her close friendships with her many coworkers. She loved sharing stories about her daughters’ accomplishments with her coworkers and stories about her many coworkers with her daughters.
Lucinna was very fashionable. She loved getting dressed, having her hair and makeup done, and smelling good. She always kept an extra lipstick in her purse. But don’t let her good looks fool you -- Lucinna was a very smart businesswoman, buying properties in both the U.S. and Haiti. In her free time, she loved to sew and decorate her home. She found great joy talking on the phone, cooking, feeding people, dancing, and going to church. She was playful and had a happy soul. She lived a life of selflessness, putting others first, and always being there for others who needed support in any way. She was a great mother and a caring friend.
Lucinna ‘Mona’ Oscar peacefully passed away on the early morning of Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Lucinna is survived by her four daughters who made up the entirety of her world, Shirley Oscar, Medeline Gabriel, Vanessa Gabriel, and Lisa Gabriel, and her grandson Emmett Baron Oscar Desroches; her older siblings: Lemencia Oscar, Saint Louis Oskar, Olivia D. Dorrielan, Angeline Oscar-Cajuste; her nieces and nephews: Claudette Occeus, Joules Oskar-Litus, Erronne Oskar, Smith Oreste, Lucner Marc, John Claude Oreste, Maxene Oskar, Marilyn Simeon, Glenda Oskar, Roselore Oskar, Sabine Oskar, Louis Jeffrey Oskar, Herbert Dorvilmé, Ronald Dorvilmé, Dieusel Dorrielan, Pastor Oreste Dorrielan, Frank Dorrielan, Pastor Emmanuel Dorrielan, Jean Dorrielan, Job Dorrielan, Gravaianna Cajuste, Bertha Cajuste and Ashling Cajuste; and a host of family and friends.
Although Lucinna now rests with our father, she will continue to be a guiding light and inspiration to us all. Thank you for being here with us today to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, our sweet Lucinna ‘Mona’ Oscar.