Joe Leonce Montano, Sr., born January 26, 1938, passed away on August 31, peacefully, with his wife of 40 years, Maria Montano, and family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Gregory J. Montano and Damacio Montano; his brothers, Eloy and Arturo Montano; his father, Estanislado Montano; his mother, Lizea Cuellar; and his stepmother, Margie Montano.
He leaves behind his sons, Joe L. Montano Jr.; Rick Montano and his wife, Denise Montano of Socorro; Stanley Montano of Tulare, California; Gilbert and Lori Avalos of Lemitar; Eric Montano and spouse of Los Lunas; Ivan and wife, Brigeda Elery, of Albuquerque; Maria and husband, Eddie Corley, of Albuquerque; sister Angie Ulibarri of Socorro; sister-in-law Ida Montano of Albuquerque; as well as many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His family will miss him dearly. Due to Covid19 restrictions, funeral services will not be held.