Lucille Centanni

January 12, 1924March 14, 2015

Lucille Cimino Centanni, 91, of Bryan, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Lampstand Health and Rehab in Bryan. Lucille was born January 12, 1924 to Beneditta and Luke Cimino at the family homestead and farm, in East Brazos County, where Messina Hof now stands. She grew up one of twelve children learning how to work and care for her family. She met and married Luke Centanni, Sr. and together owned and operated Centanni Grocery and Market in Bryan. Lucille also loved to sew and was a very accomplished seamstress, working for Dillard’s and various Cleaners and other stores in Bryan. She was a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bryan and was a longtime member of the Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren and all but one of her brothers and sisters.

Lucy is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Luke Centanni, Jr. and Elaine of Bryan; three daughters and one son-in-law, Lucy and Rocky Nelson of San Antonio, Bernadette Kiser of Waco, and Mary Jane Kitchens of Bryan; one sister, Annie Cimino of Anchorage Alaska; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. A St. Anthony Altar Society Rosary will be recited at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 17th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, followed by visitation from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday March 18th at 1:30 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bryan with Reverend Patrick Ebner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Lampstand Health and Rehab for the love and care they provided for their mother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 401 S Parker Ave, Bryan, TX 77803, Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 3833 S Texas Ave #100, Bryan, TX 77802.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Rosary- Altar Society Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Rosary Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Stacy Pompey-Johnson

March 26, 2015

It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.

Ann Reina Putz

March 17, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Lucille was such a sweet lady. I will always remember her for her kindness and the love she had for all of her family. Mother's are so special. May God Bless all of you and remember that she and your daddy are looking down upon all of you.