Joe "Jose" R Quintana, Age :89

Apr 10,1931---Oct 30,2020

Joe R Quintana age 89 passed away on October 30, 2020.  He was born and raised in Belen NM and settled down in Albuquerque with his beloved wife of 58 years Marcella Sanchez Quintana.  His wife Marcella preceded him in death last year.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.  He is survived by his children; Joseph Quintana, Monica Taylor and Bernadette Aragon, Grandchildren: RJ, Crista, Josephine and Damian  Great Grandchild: Elena, Sisters: Mary Ortiz and Rosie Barreras and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Joe was a veteran, he served in the US Army and US Air Force.  Joe retired from the US Postal Service, he was a letter carrier for many years.  He was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St Anne Parish.  Joe’s faith, kind and compassionate heart touched many lives as he donated his time, talent and treasure by serving and volunteering.  He donated his time by serving as an usher, lector, Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Holy Name Society.   He shared his talent by singing with the choir.  He also wowed crowds at Casino Karaoke.  He truly loved singing, his family nicknamed him Songbird.  He gave treasure by working with Saint Vincent de Paul for many years to help those in need.    

Joe had many other interests and skills.  He loved building, he built his own home, adobe by adobe.  He also loved woodworking, he built his own cabinets and furniture.  He also worked for Autumn Wood for many years.  He was an inventor and a problem solver, he could fix almost anything.  He was a friend of Bill W.  Joe had a kind and playful spirit, he loved to spend time with family and friends joking and laughing.  He made everyone laugh that he came in contact with, and he also gave everyone a blessing as they left asking the Lord to look over them.   He was a kind and loving person, he will be missed. 

Services are pending, they are delayed due to COVID-19

Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

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Liz Babcock Nov 07 ,2020

My deepest condolences go out to Joe, Josephine, and the entire Quintana family. I only met your father a couple of times, but over the years I’ve learned that he was well respected, hard working, and always took time to help others. Saul has nothing but the nicest things to say about him, and the fact that he raised a family who love him and share his giving spirit, says a lot about him as a father. You are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. Sincerely, Liz

Helen Baros Nov 08 ,2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so kind and sweet. I have very fond memories of them. It breaks my heart to hear of Hermano Quintana's passing. You all in my prayers Helen S. Baros Daughter of Hermano Juan Sandoval

Jan Nov 11 ,2020

Niece ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. I will truly miss my "Uncle Joe" a truly kind, generous and wonderful person. Your Dad will truly be missed by all who were blessed to have known him. GOD BLESS LOVE JAN

Diane and Tony Lovato Nov 11 ,2020

nephew and niece ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Dear Monica, Berna and Joseph, Our hearts go out to you and yours. We are so sorry for your loss and sorry we are unable to be with you during this sad time. We are with you in spirit and will never forget the gift that your father was to our entire family. Please know that we are praying for you all. Your dad will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was an unforgettable person who made everyone feel special. He was a great man of faith and it showed in his life of service to all. All of our families will miss his service as he prayed the rosary in our times of loss. We will miss his way of making us laugh and the special names that he gave us. Your mom and dad were kind and loving people. We see those same qualities passed on in you. Though your parents are gone, they live on in each of you and your children and will never be forgotten. We love you and we are a phone call away if you need anything. Tony and Diane Lovato

Antoinette “Toni” Sanchez-Romero Nov 28 ,2020

Sanchez Family clan ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I know grandpa Joe is in heaven dancing with grandma Marcella! They are at peace and in God’s Grace 🙏🏽 I’m forever grateful for their love that guided my life. I love you and I believe in God’s promise that one day we’ll all be together in God’s glory! ♥️