Bayside Community Mortuary

1610 Noche Buena Street, Seaside, CA


Arsenia Alonzo Samson

June 30, 1938June 20, 2020
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Arsenia “Sennie” Samson (Alonzo), age 81, formerly of Seaside, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Santa Cruz, California, after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held at 4pm – 7pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Bayside Community Mortuary, 1610 Noche Buena Street, Seaside, California. Funeral Service will be held at 11am Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1475 La Salle Avenue in Seaside. Burial will follow the funeral at Seaside Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Bayside Community Mortuary.

Sennie was born June 30, 1938, in Angeles City, Philippines, to the late US Army Sgt. Rodrigo and Juanita (Francisco) Alonzo. She was the second of six children and the only daughter. In 1956, Sennie left the Philippines with her family to Tacoma, Washington. The family eventually moved to Seaside, California.

In 1962 Sennie married Ben Samson and two children were born of that union; daughter, Lailah; and son, Daniel. The family resided in Seaside and Santa Cruz. Sennie worked as a Banquet Server at Pebble Beach Lodge for forty-four (44) years.

One of Sennie’s greatest joys was the game of baseball. She was an avid San Francisco Giants fan. She would watch the ball games donned in her SF Giants gear and had a contagious way of calling the games as others marveled at her baseball knowledge. Sennie loved gardening and had a collection of beautiful and colorful orchids and roses in her yard. This was a reflection of how warmly she nurtured the relationships of each person who entered her life. Sennie loved spending time with family, laughing and always had a keen interest in how everyone was doing. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, and friend, always thinking of others first. Her generous ways and thoughtfulness sets her apart from many.

Sennie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jesus and Eugene, and her only son, Daniel. She leaves, to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Ben; daughter, Lailah (Angie); brothers, Richard (Irma), William, Robert (Leilani) and her grandson, Brandon, two great-granddaughters and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.baysidecommunitymortuary.com for the Samson family.


  • Anthony Alonzo
  • Donny Alonzo
  • John Alonzo
  • Michael Alonzo
  • Richard Alonzo Jr.
  • Allan Manalo
  • Robert Manalo
  • Arnold Nobida


  • Viewing and Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


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Ginny (Virgie) Neel

June 30, 2020

My dearest friend and Comadre,

I'm very sad and will miss you so much. I'll miss my very dearest friend. Although we havent seen each other for many years, you were always in my heart. I love you very much. You were such a very good and faithful friend. Rest in peace now and someday we'll see each other again. When my time comes, please be there to meet me and we will have fun. Love you forever.🔔💕😗

Allan Samson Manalo

June 29, 2020

Dear Auntie,

From the Seaside summers at Seminole Court to the days we would gather at Santa Cruz, you will always be my second mother.

You taught us all kindness and how the closeness of family is something we should always cherish. You're also the only Auntie who can recite the roster of the 2002, 2010, 2012, and 2014 SF Giants World Series Teams! I wish we could have watched a game at the ballpark together... but I promise, Auntie, that when they open up the ballpark, I will carry a picture of you with me so we can share a hotdog together. We love you so much, Auntie Sennie. I love you so much. You'll be in my heart always.


Dora Gervaise

June 29, 2020

We love the kindness Sennie always showed us. She would prepare special dishes or fresh fruit when we would visit Angie and Lailah. It was cute when I took a picture of her at the block party and she wanted to see it right away to make sure she looked hood in it lol. Such a beautiful person inside and out.

Lilia Samson Haug

June 28, 2020

We had just talked. I thought you were going to pull through. I was still hoping you and I would go to the Panama Canal, which you wanted to do.
I will always remember when you welcomed me into your home. You taught me how to drive. And when I had a problem, you would patiently listen to me and give me great advice. You were always there for me. The fact you are no longer here will always cause me pain. You are forever in my heart.
Until we meet again,
your loving niece Lilia

david haug

June 28, 2020

Dear Mommy,

Thank you for always making me feel at home during the many visits Lil and I made to your home. You would always offer cheese, crackers and grapes during our visits. You would always offer steaks. And we would sit and talk over a glass of wine. I will miss you.

Love, Dave

Abe Samson

June 28, 2020

Angie McGraw

June 28, 2020

To my Superwoman,
I will miss you in the kitchen, watching over me and of course warning me to stop over salting everything. You made cooking fun as we watched cooking shows and found ourselves at Safeway buying the ingredients to cook our next big thing, lol!!Thank you for the confidence you gave me to raise our small little family. Being with you made me feel safe, soft, and brave. I will always be grateful to you for Lailah. You made an amazing human being.
I will alway keep you in my heart. I love and miss you Mamma Sennie!!!

Jackie Davos

June 28, 2020

Auntie Sennie,

Thank you for being such a wonderful Auntie and Matriarch to our family. We will definitely miss seeing you and hearing your voice call our names when you greeted me and Pete at family gatherings. I will forever cherish all my wonderful memories especially our summers at Seminole Court.

I take comfort that you’re now resting in Paradise with our family, especially Daniel.

You may no longer be with us but you will FOREVER be in our HEARTS.

Love you Auntie Sennie,

Pete & Jackie

Grace Barraza

June 28, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Auntie Sennie was the best Giants fan I have ever known. She was a beautiful and fun soul who was always fun to be around. I will miss seeing her at the Sullivan’s annual block party. Sending Lailah and her family much love and prayers for strength. May your sweet memories of your Mom and your supportive friends and family be a comfort to you during this sad time. Love, Grace

Alma Sullivan

June 27, 2020

Dearest Auntie Sennie,

I wish we had more time together, it wasn’t nearly enough. We weren't ready for you to go, and I know you weren't ready to leave us. But God needs you with him. So, now you are with our loved ones in Paradise.

Thank you for being a wonderful part of my life, Auntie. You were always there, showing your support at our family get togethers.
My favorite, of course, is when you'd watch the Giants play ball and also when you'd come and hangout at the block parties.

Please don't worry about Lailah, we will always be there for her.

You are an Angel now. Fly free and be happy, Auntie …

I will NEVER forget you.

I love you always,

PS: Say, "Hi!" to Daniel for me. I miss him so much, too.