Vicente M Quinene, of San Antonio, TX, was called home by our Heavenly Father on September 25, 2022. He died peacefully, surrounded by his wife, his children and all his grandchildren.
Vicente (aka Uncle Ben) was born in Merizo, Guam to Jose & Ana Quinene. He grew up in the family home in Merizo, Guam with his 14 siblings. As a a teen, together with his older siblings he helped maintain the family farm, by raising pigs and chickens. He also helped with growing fruits and vegetables on the farm. He worked at a bakery during his younger years, kindling his love for working in the kitchen. He served in the merchant marines as a cook for 6 years. He continued his career as a cook/chef for many years after.
At the age of 24 he met the love of his life, Pasita. They fell in love and got married on September 27, 1969 on Merizo, Guam. He often told stories of how he pursued her and it was an instant True Love. In 1970, they started a family, complete with his daughters Frances, Roseann, and Grace, and his son, Jose. As a family they loved spending quality time playing cards, Left-Right-Center & bingo. Being a kind, dependable and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather was one of the most important virtues to Vicente, and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family. He loved his extended family, cousins, nephews and nieces. He treated each one of them as his immediate family member.
In addition to his wife Pasita and children, Frances (Kenneth) Aukuso, Jose (Courtney) Quinene, Roseann (Felix) Anderson, Grace (Jason) Cage, and (Maryjane) Quinene is survived by his grandchildren Kenneth Jr (Chauntel) Aukuso , Kalani (Zachary) Gutierrez, Keanalei Aukuso, Jacob Quinene, Elijah (Madison) Quinene, Jasmine (Ezequiel) Quinene, Jordan (Elva) Anderson, Deion (Alona) Anderson, John Shepperd, Christian Cage, Jaxson Cage and Brooklyn Cage. His great grandchildren, Taylor Quinene Shepperd, Khalia Correa, Silas Anderson and Khatalina Anderson. His siblings, S. Joseph Ann Quinene SSND, Jose Quinene, Edward Quinene, Jesus Quinene, Joaquin Quinene, Ana Quinene, Roque Quinene, Ramon Quinene, Antonio Quinene and Peter Quinene. He was preceded in death by his parents Ana & Jose Quinene, his siblings Juan Quinene, Francisco Quinene, Mary Cabrera and Lourdes Tupuola.
His family will be present to welcome loved ones on the following services to celebrate his life.
The Viewing/Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM with the Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00PM at Schertz Funeral Home Chapel - 2217 FM 3009, Schertz, TX. 78154. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 11:30AM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church - 1065 E Live Oak Rd, Schertz, TX 78154. The family invites loved ones to join them for a Celebration of Life Reception from 2:00PM - 6:00PM on Wednesday, October 19th at the Schertz Civic Center - 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #5 Schertz, TX 78154.