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John Montoya

January 4, 1946 — August 22, 2022

John E. Montoya “Papa John”

Age 76, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022. He was born in Bernalillo, NM on January 4, 1946, to Geronimo and Lucy Zamora Montoya .

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna Montoya. His mother, Lucy Montoya. As well as his brothers, Walter Montoya and Rudy Montoya.

John is survived by his son, Eric Montoya and his wife Janel Montoya; his daughter, Natalie Montoya; his grandchildren, Holly Rocha her husband Addison, Aaron Montoya, Jesse Montoya, and Rhiannon Montoya; his great grandchildren, Satara Montoya and Ariya Rocha.

John attended Our Lady of Sorrows. Then, on October 5, 1969 he married his beloved wife Donna Lucero. John and Donna were longtime residents of Bernalillo and owners of La Casita Cafe in Bernalillo, NM from 1982 to 2012.

He was a loving Husband, Father, Grand father and Friend.


A rosary will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 9:30am to 10:00am. A mass to follow at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. An Interment will follow the services at Gate of Heaven.  There will be no reception following the funeral mass.

Thank you to everyone for all your support and blessings during this time.

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Service Schedule

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Rosary

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Starts at 9:30am (Mountain time)

St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church

5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Starts at 10:15am (Mountain time)

St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church

5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Interment following funeral service

7999 Wyoming Blvd NE

, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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