Lucy Leimomi Centeio

January 20, 1936 – October 22, 2023

Lucy Leimomi (Spencer) Centeio, 87 passed away at home on October 22, 2023 in North Las Vegas, NV. Lucy was born on January 20, 1936 by midwife in Waiehu on the island of Maui, HI, predeceased by parents: Joseph Kaihilani Spencer, Sr. and Anna Leinaala (Kapahua) Spencer. Lucy was born on the island of Maui and raised on the island of Oahu. Her beloved father, Joseph K. Spencer, was a Golf Professional and served as the Pro at golf courses on Maui and Oahu. Lucy is the youngest child in a
family with 9 siblings.

Lucy graduated from Maryknoll (high school) and enjoyed many sports, serving as captain on several teams. Our beloved mother enjoyed a colorful career as she dabbled in many spectrums; medical, hotel and the nonprofit industry.

Lucy Leimomi was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, John Benjamin Centeio and survived by four children: Christopher John (Colleen) Centeio, Laura Keala (Anthony Wayne) Racoma, Julie Kealii (Alexander) Racoma, Bartley Spencer (Jennifer) Centeio and her sister Frances (Spencer) Chang. Lucy loved and enjoyed her many grandchildren: Shane Centeio (Kristian), Alika Racoma (Tanya), Akoni Racoma, Ian Racoma, Brunson Racoma, Jecelin Peterson (Bryan), Benjamin Centeio (Jennifer), Justine
Centeio, Cody Racoma (Kimberlyn), Lucas Centeio (Audrey), Carly Rushton (Robert). Her first great‐grand child is Kaimakana Racoma. She has 15 great grandchildren, an addition of 2 expected in 2024.

Services and Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in North Las Vegas on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 10am. The Ashes of our beloved parents, John Benjamin Centeio and Lucy Leimomi Centeio will be scattered in the latter of July 2024 at Lanikai Beach, Hawaii. Services are tentative at Holy Trinity Church, still in the process of being arranged. Details will be announced when available.

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  • Samuel Kalahiki Jr
    November 28, 2023 5:32 pm

    One of the original longtime Families that lived Keolu Hills back in the day. Our Family knew the Centeio Ohana for many years before making a move to Vegas. Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Centeio Ohana during this difficult time. May Ke Akua bring Comfort….Love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ You Guy’s.

  • Thank you Laura, I know some of the Marciel sisters would like to make it. Warmest blessings Aunty Momi !


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