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Lillie "Lily" Centeno Moke Alfonsin

Obituary for Lillie "Lily" Centeno Moke Alfonsin

January 12, 1928 - February 29, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92

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Lillie "Lily" Centeno Moke Alfonsín, born Thursday, January 12, 1928, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was 92 years old. A lifelong San Antonian, Lily was loved by her eight children, extended family, friends, and the community. Despite her large family, Lily always made time for everyone and provided support and love.

One of the most important things in Lily's life was working alongside her parents and brothers, and she took great pride in her family's business. They opened their first grocery store on Rivas Street that was to be the first step in establishing Centeno Markets - the largest independent grocery store chain in San Antonio at one time - bringing both financial security and peace of mind to many households in the Hispanic community.

Working in the family business from a very young age helped Lily develop into a nurturing and empathetic human being. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School located in Monticello Park and attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. Lily was a loving mother and her role as "Mamita" was the most important thing to her. This is where Lily drew her strength and left her legacy.

Lily was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Abad Alfonsín, Sr.; her parents, José "Joe" and Jesusa Lopez Centeno; her two daughters, Priscilla and Lilita Moke, their father, Mike Moke; her grandchildren, Angela and Joseph Alfonsín; and her brothers, Ignacio, Joe Jr. and Eloy Centeno.

Lily is survived by her two daughters, Michelle and Juliette Moke; her three sons, José , Horacio, and Carlos Alfonsín; her stepson, Jorge; her daughter-in-laws, Cookie, Theresa, and Lorene; her grandchildren, Michael Moke, Jesusita, Enrique Jr., William, Roman, Edmond, Jacqueline, Meredith, Kari, Cynthia, and Yessica; and great-grandson, Robert Moke.

The family will receive family and friends beginning at 5:30 PM, on Monday, March 9, 2020.

VIGIL SERVICE (WAKE)
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
6:30 PM
PORTER LORING CHAPEL
1101 MCCULLOUGH AVENUE

FUNERAL LITURGY (MASS)
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
10:00 AM
OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
223 E. SUMMIT AVENUE

RITE OF COMMITTAL (INTERMENT)
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
12:00 PM
SAN JOSÉ BURIAL PARK
8235 MISSION ROAD

Jeanette Centeno Santos of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Little Flower will officiate the Vigil Service; Fr. Martin Leopold and Deacon Dennis Perez of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will officiate the Funeral Liturgy; and Pastor Herschel Rosser of Mission Vineyard will officiate the Interment.
Pallbearers are José Alfonsín, Horacio Alfonsín, Carlos Alfonsín Jr., Enrique Rodriguez, Jr., Randall Hoover, and Roy Fletcher.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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