Calixto Montezuma

Calixto Montezuma, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on November 21, 2021. He was 95.


Mr. Montezuma was born on October 14, 1926 in Patillas, Puerto Rico to the late Jose Maria Montezuma and Modesta Velazquez. He is survived by his wife, Anna Luisa (Cabrera) Montezuma; his daughters, Guadalupe Sarracino, Yolanda Irving, and Ana Luz Montezuma; his son, Armando Montezuma; and six grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his son Carlos Montezuma who passed away three years ago.


Visiting will be Monday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visitation Montezuma Visitation  Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10am at St. Lucy’s Church, Bronxwood and Mace Avenues, Bronx- where he was part of the choir and in which he also played multiple instruments. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn.



  1. Your loving daughter Lupe on November 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Popi, I miss you already. I wish I was there when God called you home.. You are and always be the biggest influence in my life. Te quiero popi .

    • Elias Bosch on November 25, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      May you forever Sleep in Peace and though it has been many years, I still have fond memories of you

  2. Edwin on November 24, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I love the photo that you chose, reminds me of when he was playing guitar in the church. He was also so happy when he was playing music.

    • Emily and Eric on November 24, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Lupe so sorry for your loss. I know no words can lessen how you are feeling. Just know that Eric and I are always here for you.

      • Nazha Montezuma on November 29, 2021 at 12:03 pm

        My heart is heavy losing my grandfather, he has blessed this earth for 95 years. I’m going to miss all his funny stories about animals that he loved to share, and all his clever creations he would construct to make life easier around the house. How simple things like making me a Caterpillar toy out of wood and a piece shoe lace gave him such joy. He had watched every classic Disney movie with me growing up and even had his own favorite “The 3 Caballeros” I can never watch that movie and not think of him. He was so pure and kind hearted. They don’t make them like that anymore. Rest In Peace Welo ❤️ I love you.

  3. CJ on November 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Poppi I love you and I we miss you ‼️

  4. Armando Montezuma on November 25, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    This is very hard for me to except, all I can think about is all you have done for me and the family. How over protective you was. You refused to let us leave the block (Fulton ave). You watched us play in crotona park from our bed room window like a hawk making sure we were all right. You walked me to the bus stop so I can go to school up to the 7th grade until I told you I was embarrassed and let me go alone. I love you poppy and miss you already. Love you!! your son Armandito.

  5. Richard Pena on November 26, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Montezuma family.

  6. Mayda and Victor on November 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Our deepest condolences to your family. It is the hardest time for a family to lose a parent. I pray God’s blessings upon your family for strength, and love to help you through this difficult time.

    The LORD bless you, and keep you
    The LORD make his face to shine
    upon you and be gracious to you
    The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace
    Numbers 6:24,25,26

  7. Brenda Fox on November 28, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I didn’t know personally. But my dearest friend Yoly .Had shared stories and memories of her beloved popi . Throughout the years. So in some ways I feel I knew you vicariously and wished I had personally. I was saddened when we were called telling us that most loved and cherished popi passed. I believe that his Spirit and soul are residing with God in Heaven. Imagine his awe at seeing the Glory of God and the beauty of his new resident! Being reunited with his son Carlos. What a reunion that must have been. My heart and prayers will be for each of you in this time . May you lean on God for strength and peace.

  8. Analuz Montezuma on January 16, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away. Te adoro popi hoy y para siempre. Tu hija Analuz.

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