Antonia Eugenia Núñez, honorary president of Colegio San José, in file image.

This sunday he passed away Antonia Eugenia Núñez Guerra, co-founder of Colegio Patrocinio San José with her husband, José Manuel Álvarez Gil. He was 92 years old, and today an Insepult Corporeal Mass will be celebrated in his memory, in the parish of Santa María de los Remedios at 6:00 p.m. Antonia Eugenia Núñez, a teacher by profession, married José Álvarez Gil in 1953, and both founded the first San José Sponsorship School, then divided into two buildings: the Álvarez Academy and the old Charity Hospital.

In the 1960s, both acquired the land on which the Colegio San José de Estepona currently stands, whose first phase was inaugurated in 1973. After the death of José Manuel Álvarez in 1987, Antonia Eugenia Núñez continued at the head of the school and developed her extension, which culminated in 1994 with the inauguration of the Colegio San José located in Guadalmina (San Pedro Alcántara). Today, 1,200 students study at the center, which has several distinctions of educational excellence and is considered among the 50 best schools in Spain, According to the magazine Forbes.

Currently, the center is still run by his family. Your son, Manuel Alvarez Nunez, is the director and Antonia Eugenia Núñez held the Honorary Presidency. In a personal capacity, he has received several awards in Estepona, such as the 8 March Award from the Estepona City Council for her career as an entrepreneur and the award ‘Esteponero of the Year’, that was granted by him Rotary Club in 2013.

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