Life and times of Key Biscayne florida

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August 14th, 2013

Lilibet Warner: loving and elegant woman; inspiration to all

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Lilibet Warner, a loving and elegant woman, died peacefully and gracefully, surrounded by her family early Saturday morning, August 2 at the age of 76.
Born in 1938 in Manila, she and her family lived through World War II, and she graduated from the Assumption Convent. After attending finishing school in New York and Paris, she lived in Cuba for three years, came to the United States in 1960 and settled in Key Biscayne in 1967.
She had an abiding interest in people and a monumental supply of love and empathy, which was returned by the enormous number of people who consider her their best friend and most trusted confidante.
Married for 51 years to the wildly brilliant and difficult Ignacio Warner, she was the mother of six remarkable children: Cristina, George, Vicky, Lili, Alex and her beloved Phillip, who died in 1991. She was an intimate presence in the lives of her seven grandchildren: Sofia, George, Phillip, Alejandro, Petunia, William and Ava. Lilibet’s three sisters – Mari, Ana and Cristina – followed her across the world and all lived together in Miami for many years. They were all there to support her at the end.
Lilibet had many successes in business: She started a children’s clothing line and factory with her mother, Cristina, and was a driving force in the real estate circles of Key Biscayne. She brought a high level of ethics and consideration to all aspects of life, including her business. It is not surprising that many of her clients and even competitors became dear friends.
Lilibet’s greatest success was the deep and honest connections she fostered. She loved to tell stories, and did so with detail and humanity, capturing the essence of life’s most important moments. But she was also captivated by the stories of nearly everyone she came in contact with. This was central to her ability to connect to a range of people: politicians, gardeners, artists, plumbers. It didn’t matter who you were: Lilibet always had an immense amount of compassion, yet she did not mince her words. She is an inspiration to all of us.
For photos and remembrances see:https://lilibetwarner.weebly.com.

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