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“I would like to Thank EveryOne who has helped support Me and my kids thru this ROUGH time I love All of you for your wonderful words and memories I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Vanessa Salinas Lira - Davenport, IA

“i just wanted to say this is the hardest days and so will tomorrow knowing that im not gonna be able to be there to see and say my goodbyes to you i...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: leticia - Phoenix, AZ - cousin

“Mario is a great man, he is a # 1 dad, I loved driving by the house with him standing outside doing something (he was always doing things good things...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda - Davenport, IA

“Our Sympathy and Prayers our with you. Pablo & Irma and Vanessa and the children. The loss of Mario; is like a radiant star disappearing from the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mike & Hope Constantino - IA

“My heart goes out to Paul and the whole Lira family. I am so sorry for the loss of Mario. I hope you all find comfort and love in each other and the...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea Atwater - davenport, IA

“Noone can express the pain and sorrow that this brings to everyone that knew & loved Mario. Noone askes for their life to change in this way, but...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Evenstar VanHese - davenport, IA

“My Deepest Simpathy and Prayers go out to Irma, Pablo and Family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Candace Kephart - Bettendorf, IA

“My Husband tom played pool with Mario occasionally. It is a very sad loss for the pool league and he will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas and Melissa Anderson - IA

“I only hope time will ease my families pain and only love and support from everyone will keep them going. I love you all and everyone will be in my...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Latricia Constantino & Family - IA

“Lira Family, May you find your strength in God during this difficult time . You all are in our thoughts and prayers The Armenta Family ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Armenta Family - Davenport, IA


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Mario Lira, Sr., 36, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 417 Main Street, Davenport. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport assisted the family with arrangements. Mario passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Davenport.
Mario Lira was born on July 28, 1976 in Davenport, a son of Pablo Lira and Irma Constantino. Mario had worked in carpentry for many years and enjoyed playing pool in a league.
Survivors include his fiancée, Vanessa L. Salinas, Davenport; children, Marisa, Elisa, Celeste, Mario, Jr., and Maria Lira and Abigayle and Gabrielle Mildren; his parents, Irma Constantino and Pablo Lira, all of Davenport; his siblings, sisters, Anita (Mario) Diaz, and Elvira (Juan) Diaz all of Irving, TX; a brother, Paul, III (Quinn) Lira, Davenport; his grandparents, Adella Martinez, Davenport, and Claudia and Pablo Lira, Laredo, TX; Godmother, Carmela Lira, a Godson, Hector Herrera, Jr., Davenport; as well as numerous other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great grandma, great grandpa, his uncle Alfonzo Constantino, Godfather, Jesus Lira, and a special friend, Ramano Ramirez.