Francis C. Montagna
Francis C. Montagna
  • October 5, 1926 - May 31, 2014
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Frank C. "Buppy" Montagna went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2014, following a brief illness. Frank was born on October 5, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York and was a man who dedicated his life to God, his family, and his country. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from the New York City Police Department as a Lieutenant. He raised a family with the love of his life, Rose Montagna, who passed away in 1981. He was also predeceased by his son, Steven, who died in 1998, and his grandson, Adam Montagna who died in 2013. He is survived by his son, Michael Montagna (Kathy) of Mesa, AZ, his daughter Carol Mancini (Steve) of Bluefield, WV, grandchildren Anna Rose Galanos (Nick) and Alessandro Mancini, and great grandchildren Desirae and Nicholas Galanos. Frank was loved and admired by many friends and family members and will be fondly remembered for his laughter, wit, and unconditional love. There will be a Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Church 3201 S. Evergreen Rd. Tempe, Arizona. Burial will be in New York. Arrangements under the direction of Carr-Tenney Mortuary, Tempe, AZ.