Monica Pusateri Owen

September 7, 1956 - February 1, 2022

09/07/1956 - 02/01/2022

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Sunday February 13, 2022
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

Monica P. Owen, 65, of Mills River went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Transylvania Regional Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Florida, Monica resided in Western North Carolina for the past 40 years. She was born on September 7, 1956 to Catherine Shirley Pusateri and the late Michael August Pusateri.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life Johnny Ray Owen, who died in April 2014.

Monica was known for being full of life with a radiant laugh that could fill any room with happiness.  She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and provided her family with a loving home in which her door was always open.  Monica loved listening to rock & roll, cruising in her Cadillac Escalade, thrifting for “tchotchkes,” and spending time at the beach; along with exercising her faith in God.

She is survived by her son, John Owen, and wife Kristie; daughters Andrea and Laurell Owen; grandchildren Mason Owen (Lily Crofut), Andrew Owen and Cashton; mother, Shirley Pusateri; sister, Michele Pusateri and family; brother, Greg Pusateri (Annette) and family; sister-in-law, Robin Macklin (Mack) and family; her beloved bird Molly and all of her fur grand babies.

There will be a celebration of Monica’s life at 2pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Sheryl Reeder
2 years ago

Monica and I were best childhood friends. We walked to and from Jr. High every day. We would talk and laugh the whole time. Sometimes we would even swap clothes once we got to school because we liked what the other one had on better than what we had on. Then at the end of the day, we swap back and then walk home. So much fun. I was recently in a position to see her after all these years (my family moved to NY when I was 14) and I hugged her for a long time. We were making plan to go to the Derby and laughing about buying/making our hats. It would have been a blast but not as wonderful as her heavenly welcome home party. God bless you my friend- wait until we meet again.

Lincoln Griffin
2 years ago

I had the pleasure of being Monica’s supervisor for the last 6 years and I can say that Monica will be missed by everyone here at SNBCo. Monica had an loud, infectious laugh that you could hear all the way down the hall and was such a fixture here for so long that we still call one of the storage rooms “Monica’s Room”. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Mo was an amazing lady.

Nadia et Joseph Goniak
2 years ago

Permettez-nous, à Nadia et moi, de nous joindre a vous pour un moment de recueillement et de prière pour Monica.
Nous vous adressons toutes nos condoléances les plus sincères. Que le Seigneur la garde auprès de lui, et vous donne la force de surmonter la douleur.

Daniel Revert
2 years ago

To all the family:
I will miss Monica very much. She was always very kind to me & made me feel like part of the family.
I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers!

Cindi Howell
2 years ago

Uncle Rich and your cousins, Kevin, Cindi and Pam, just want the family to know how sorry we are for your loss. Monica wrote nice letters to her uncle in his Christmas card every year. He so appreciated that gesture. …Memories of the visits to Pittsburgh and the time together at Grandma Phillips. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gloria Daves
2 years ago

So sorry to hear this..knew Monica and Johnny for many friend Rex Owens cousin..we kept the children when they were young.a few times..precious family..may God comfort you at this each family member.she will be and prayers.