Larry L. Montoya
Larry L. Montoya, a lifelong resident of Belen, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2022, at the age of 76.
Larry was a kind man with a great smile and a sweet laugh. He was a hardworking man, who helped others in any way he could. Larry had a love for cooking chicharrones and tamales at Christmas time. He also loved growing flowers in the summertime.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Senobio Montoya; mother, Teofila Montoya; sisters, Patsy Serna, Josie Palmer and Jenny Rodriguez; brothers, Orlando, Tony and Johnny Montoya and Andy Garcia. He is also preceded in death by his eldest son, Melvin Maldonado; and his life partner, Theresa Aragon.
Larry is survived by his brothers, Archie and Leroy Montoya; his five children, Frances, Loddy, Patricia, Paul and Paula. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the Moose Lodge on N.M. 314.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at noblin.com.
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