Cecilia A. (Ligorano) Piazza

May 15, 2008

Cecilia A. (Ligorano) Piazza

CECILIA A. (LIGORANO) PIAZZA – in Woburn, May 15th. Beloved wife of Charles N. “Chuck” Piazza. Devoted mother of Matthew A. and Daniel C. Piazza, both of Woburn. Dear sister of the late Frank Ligorano and his late wife Patricia. Loving daughter in law of Filomena Piazza of Stoneham and adored aunt of Nora Ligorano and her husband Marshall Reese of NY and the late Mario Ligorano. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 19th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in her memory to VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

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Cecilia A. (Ligorano) Piazza succumbed at home, on Thursday morning, May 15th, after a valiant and courageous effort living with cancer. Her dear family had kept a vigil at home over the last several weeks. The beloved wife of Charles Piazza and devoted mother of two sons, Matthew and Daniel, Cecilia was fifty-eight years of age.

Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Anna (Angelo) Ligorano. Cecilia was raised and educated in Medford, graduating with the Class of 1967. Following High School she continued her education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and graduated in 1971 with a degree in Elementary Education. Several days following her graduation, Cecilia became the loving bride of her longtime soul mate, Charles “Chuck” Piazza, with whom she shared thirty-seven years of marriage.

In addition to being a devoted wife, she was a very devoted mother and extremely proud of both her sons. She was actively involved in their school endeavors, athletic accomplishments and their personal lives. Cecilia often volunteered as the “assistant” coach to her husband when he helped out the different sporting organizations in Woburn, even after their own sons were no longer participating.

As a family, the Piazzas traveled all over the United States, taking in many of the National Parks, seashores, lakes, canyons and mountains. After the boys were grown, she and Chuck ventured off on getaways, spending many happy times together, often with friends.

Once spring arrived, Cecilia could be found in their yard, designing her flower beds and planting her vegetables, preparing for the “ultimate sauce,” which she would make from the wonderfully grown harvest.

Religion was always an important part of Cecilia’s life. She taught CCD at St. Charles Church before her sons were born and after their birth, she continued to teach CCD at St. Barbara’s Church, where she has been involved for a number of years. Both she and her husband also helped with the DARE Program for quite a few years, organizing and assisting during the graduations at both the High School and the Joyce Middle School. For a few years, she also drove for Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to elderly, disabled and homebound. Additionally, she volunteered at various Soup Kitchens. Cecilia will always be remembered as a very fun loving, caring, sensitive lady, everyone’s cheerleader, always encouraging and lending support, attending to others needs ahead of her own. She displayed concern for the welfare of her fellow human beings and supported a myriad of causes that positively affected the well being of many, all the while refusing anything in return. Cecilia was an amazing woman whose altruistic nature was evident throughout her life as she gave of herself to family, friends and even strangers and has left a legacy that she will be long remembered by.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her dear brother and his wife, Frank and Patricia Ligorano, her father-in-law, Agostino Piazza and her brother-in- law, Frank Greenhill.

Cecilia is lovingly survived by her husband Charles “Chuck” and sons Matthew A. and Daniel C. Piazza, all of Woburn, her dear mother-in-law, Filomena Piazza of Stoneham and her sisters- in-law, Jeannie Piazza-Zuniga and her husband Marlon of FL and Marie Greenhill of Stoneham. Devoted Aunt of Nora Ligorano and her husband Marshall Reese of NY, Rhonda Giguere and her husband Rod of ME and Nicole Greenhill of Stoneham and three great nieces.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, May 19th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Cecelia’s memory to the VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


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  1. Dear Chuck, Matthew and Danny,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this sorrowful time. Celcilia will be missed….Please let us know if we can help in any way.

    Your friends at Musto Jeweler’s. Joe, Karen, Leah and Ben.

  2. Lorraine and Tony Valenti
    WE had lots of good times on and off the soccer fields.We’ll always remember your beautiful smile and your infectious laugh.We haven’t seen each other for many years,but you’ll always remain deep in our hearts.
    Chuck, Matt and Danny, God bless you and comfort you during this sorrowful time.
    Lorraine, Tony,Lori and John

  3. To The Piazza Family

    The Faucette Family are very deeply sorry for the passing of Cecilia. She was the strongest Nicest person. My Family ever meet. She will be deeply missed but not forgotten. Are thoughts an prayers go out to her family.


    Faucette Family

  4. To: The Piazza Family,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Mrs. Piazza was an amazing person who will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved her. Stay strong and keep your heads up.

    Richard Gangi

  5. So sorry to hear of Cecilia’s passing. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were all sitting around at cub scout meetings and soccer dances. May memories of the good times sustain you and help you through this difficult time.
    Keeping you in my prayers,
    Carolyn Cribbie

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