Iris Virginia Ortiz Montañez, 84, returned to the loving arms of the Lord on October 16, 2021, at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born to the late Jose Ortiz and Monserrate Leyer in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. She is the beloved wife of Angelo Montañez.
Iris was a loving and creative woman of many talents. Her culinary skills were appreciated by all. She took pride in her extensive collection of kitchen gadgets. Iris was also a master crocheter who lovingly made baby clothes. She also designed dresses. She enjoyed going to tag sales and Barnes and Nobles to look for cookbooks. She was a fan of disco music especially Donna Summer.
Aside from her husband, Iris leaves behind to mourn her loss her children Angel, Eric, and Mireya, her grandchildren Krystal, Angelika, and LA, and her great-grandchildren Ezra and Grayson, and a host of friends and family that will miss her sorely. She was predeceased by her son Luis A. Montañez.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 6-8 PM at Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.