Patrick B. Montoya, 53, passed away Oct. 25 in Estancia. He was born to the late Richard and Juanita (Segura) Montoya on Oct. 22, 1963, in Santa Fe. Patrick loved to help and volunteer his time at the St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in Huntington Park, Calif. He also had a gift and special skill for construction that he has passed on to other family members. Patrick was also preceded in death by his brother, Edward Juan Torres and son, Raul Montoya. He is survived by his son, Patrick Montoya Jr. of Texas; daughters, Angela Montoya of Texas, Joanna Montoya of Texas and Gloria Montoya of Calif.; brothers, Richard Montoya of Neb., Frankie Montoya of Calif. and Vincent Segura of Calif.; sisters, Sandra Segura of New Mexico, Romancita Montoya of Calif. and Angel Montoya of Calif.; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Analyca, and David Jr. A viewing will be held Nov. 8 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tajique, at 9:30 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 with a Celebration of Mass at 11:30. Pallbearers will be Vincent Segura, Frankie Montoya, Pablo Montoya, Casey Cates, Francisco Vasquez and Edward Lucero. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Tajique, New Mexico.
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