Matthew A. (Matt) Piazza

March 23, 2019

Matthew A. (Matt) Piazza

Matthew A. (Matt) Piazza- of Woburn, in Florida, March 23rd. Beloved son of Charles N. “Chuck” Piazza, his wife Debbi of Tewksbury and the late Cecilia A. (Ligorano) Piazza. Loving brother of Daniel C. Piazza of Woburn and stepbrother of Charlene Nadeau of Wakefield. Cherished nephew of Marie Greenhill of Stoneham, Jeannie Piazza-Zuniga, her husband Marlon of Miami, FL, Bob McManus of Fitchburg, Jim Joyce, his wife Kay of Tewksbury, Bill Joyce, his wife Tracey of Salem, NH and John Joyce of Lunenburg. Also survived by many cousins and countless friends. His funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, March 30th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday, March 29th from 4-8 p.m. At the family’s request, remembrances may be made in Matt’s memory to Justin’s Voice PO BOX 561, 2 Abbott St., Woburn MA, 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Matthew A. (Matt) Piazza, 37, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Woburn, died of an accidental overdose on Friday, March 23rd, following a long, hard battle with addiction.

Matthew was born in Boston and raised in Woburn, son of Charles N. “Chuck” Piazza, his wife Debbi of Tewksbury and the late Cecilia A. (Ligorano) Piazza. He attended Woburn High School and Austin Preparatory School, where he excelled in both Hockey and Soccer. He then continued his education at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Cambridge.

Matt was a talented and artistic soul with a ridiculous work ethic. For the last few years, Matt was a working partner of Fat Enzo, a screen printing and T-shirt company based in West Palm Beach, FL. In Florida, is where Matthew seemed to flourish. He made great new relationships but was also able to rejuvenate old ones. For two years, it appeared the battle was won and the vibrant, stubborn, funny, and outgoing son, brother and friend was back.

Matt loved movies, music and dogs, especially his beloved dog, Tank. Matt made a lasting impact on his family and friends and his memory will never be forgotten.

Matt is survived by his father, Charles N. “Chuck” Piazza, his wife Debbi of Tewksbury. Loving brother of Daniel C. Piazza of Woburn and stepbrother of Charlene Nadeau of Wakefield. Cherished nephew of Marie Greenhill of Stoneham, Jeannie Piazza-Zuniga, her husband Marlon of Miami, FL, Bob McManus of Fitchburg, Jim Joyce, his wife Kay of Tewksbury, Bill Joyce, his wife Tracey of Salem, NH and John Joyce of Lunenburg. His best friends, Bobby and Ricky Piccirillo, and Peter “the butler”, all of Florida. Also survived by many cousins and countless friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Friday, March 29th from 4-8 p.m. At the family’s request, remembrances may be made in Matt’s memory to Justin’s Voice PO BOX 561, 2 Abbott St., Woburn MA, 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

His funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, March 30th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Friday, March 29th from 4-8 p.m. At the family’s request, remembrances may be made in Matt’s memory to Justin’s Voice PO BOX 561, 2 Abbott St., Woburn MA, 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. JoAnn M White-Kimpel

    Chuck, Danny and family,

    Words are simply inadequate. Matt was a family member of our Day Circle crew growing up and I loved him dearly. He was a brother to my children and a cherished friend to Ricky. My heart is pained and my soul weeps with yours. He will be forever loved – and forever missed. The world was better with him in it.

    Much love,

    JoAnn (White-Kimpel)

  2. Chuck, Debbie, Dan,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Matt. He was such a nice young man. So many memories of him in elementary school and watching him grow into the person he was. He had quite the personality and was well liked by anyone who met him. I hope that he is at peace and once again will meet mom and have comfort. Our condolences. Debbie & Sefton Earl

  3. Joan Marie Auger

    Chuckle,Debbie and Danny, Bob and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Matthew. Matthew was a very kind and willing to help neighbor, we never had to ask for help he would just spring into action. May his heart be at peace with his loving mother. Our love and condolences to you all at this difficult time. Bob and Joan Auger

  4. Lorraine and Tony Valenti

    Chuck,Danny and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. Matt was always ready to provide us with a good belly laugh. I remember one day he was over our house and he mentioned that his Mom just made him pastina and egg soup. I said, “umm, that sounds delicious, what’s in it.” He looked at me very seriously and said, “pastina and egg.” We couldn’t stop laughing then or now just thinking about it.
    Matt also had great artistic skills. He could put a pencil to paper and draw away. It doesn’t surprise us that he worked at a company called Fat Enzo that shows you his artistic comedy.
    Seems like yesterday when we were watching Matt and John playing for the Bronco’s.
    Rest in Peace

  5. Sandy and MichaelBernstein

    Chucky and Danny, Michael and I are so truly sorry for the loss of Matt. Please except our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.💟

  6. No parent should have to go through losing a child.
    We are very sorry for your loss
    Monique and Don Moore

  7. Sandra Bernstein

    So sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. Gone way too soon. Joel and I remember him fondly as a child growing up on Sheridan Street. I’ll always think of that sweet little boy with a bright smile and big heart. Our sincere condolences to the family. RIP Matt. You will be missed.

  8. Jamie Gangi Schmitt

    From a very early age, Matt was always one of my surrogate older brothers alongside Valenti, Desimone, Mercer, and Connors. He was always there to crack a joke or sling a well-timed insult and have us all in stitches, from street hockey and pool parties on Day Circle to expertly cutting classes at WMHS. I’ll never forget him begging my mother to tattoo his parents’ initials on his neck in the darkness of ‘the other side of the basement’. We thought he was insane, considering she had only tattooed on herself and a few oranges up until that point!
    One memory I will forever hold dear is Christmas 2017, when Matt and Danny hung out with myself and my siblings all day. We reminisced and laughed until our sides hurt, and it sincerely filled my heart with joy to finally see him truly happy and thriving. He is finally reunited with his beautiful mother, and although the pain is still raw, I am personally comforted knowing I’ve got another amazing angel looking over me. All my love to sweet Chuck and Danny and all those who loved him. Heaven must be one helluva party.

  9. Uncle Chuckie, Auntie Debbie, Dan & Auntie Charlene – May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Jenelle, Kurt & Your nephew Aiden

  10. Piazza, you were a beautiful soul – respectful, caring, funny – an all around joy to be around!

    You will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace, brother!

  11. Lori Valenti Webb

    Piazza, you were one of Johns friends that was like my little brother. You loved my family and we all loved you. I’m so sad about this news. I will never forget you letting me pierce your ear and you making Kelly and I laugh until we’d fall off the chairs. Such a good kid… and an infectious charisma. So much luv to you.

  12. Glenn Sullivan

    Rest in peace Matt. I’ll always remember our soccer games growing up, the days at Austin Prep, and nights out with our friends. Staying out of trouble of course. You always brought a smile, or a smirk. I’m very sorry for your family’s loss. You won’t be forgotten.

  13. My wife and I want to express our deepest sympathies to the Piazza family. Matt was a dear friend of ALL my children. He loved his family and friends and was always there for them.
    I was delighted to hear how, years ago, Matt fought off his demons and came to Florida and made his success in business.

    Rest In Peace .

    Mark and Rhonda Gangi

  14. Rest in peace brother.

    Some people live 80 years, some 50, some even less…
    time on this earth is just a spark compared to the eternity of our souls. I’m thankful and feel privileged to share with you at least a portion of that spark and count you as a reliable friend.

    I will definitely ask for you when I get there.

  15. Maureen Lonergan

    I am so sad to hear this about Matthew. My thoughts and prayers are with the Piazza family during this most difficult time.

  16. Piazza. My brother. I don’t know where to begin. We only knew each other for a short time, but it felt like we had been friends since birth. I’ll never forget the fun times we had bro. Keep an eye on us, ok? Love ya dude! ~Willy

  17. Matthew, where do I even start? I’m truly blessed that you’ve been a huge part of my life for 2 decades.. we were close friends for most, 7 yrs we dated! I’m going to remember you as the Matthew who’s incredibly smart, artistic, funny, outgoing, family oriented, & your infectious smile.. the happy 1, & fresh 1, lol.. (I could go on & on, lol) Whenever I’m sad I’ll listen to Nirvana, Wu-Tang, The Frey, & **Rent(it grew in yah) I’ll watch Tim Burton’s movies, Harry Potter, lord of the rings(I’ll try) & The Notebook, “if I’m a bird you’re a pigsnout”😂😂 & google the quotes, Bronx Tale, Etc. I have so many memories of the GOOD times & we had so much fun! I bet you have the angels horrified & in hysterics, 😂😂 ‘Until we meet again!’ Rest peacefull’ “‘my Matthew!!”

  18. Rest in the Sweetest Peace Piazza. I will be keeping you and your Family in my Thoughts and Prayers. 🙏❤️

  19. Eleanor Roberts

    Chucky
    So very sorry for your loss. Please extend our sympathies to Dan and your family.
    Our hope is that Matt is now at peace and with his mother
    Eleanor and Fred
    Roberts

  20. Chuck, Betty & I are so sorry for your loss! Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the services but we are praying for You, Matt & Your Family. Mike Bonish

  21. Noone ever thinks the last time is the last time. It has been many years since our last time but I’ve never wished nothing but the best for you. May you be at peace eternally…until our next time. Xoxo

  22. Matt you were a great friend to me all these years from when we knew each other in AE and all the way to cooking school when we really had become great friends and how we screwed it up you ,Kolt and I lol. I’m sort of lost knowing I’m not going to talk with you like every week since you had left for Florida and I totally regret not making it down there but one thing I don’t regret is knowing that you where a true friend and all the fun times we had with the dogs swimming in your pool to training you to landscape or whatever it was it was I always will remember and I won’t ever forget. Thanks for all the laughs buddy you will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of being your friend.Love you and we will meet again brosif.

  23. This won’t be funny to anyone else but I’ll never forget we went to the McDonalds play area after a hockey game, for a tournament away from Woburn. And your little brother came up and yelled he wanted to fight us in the balls… (he meant in the ball pit) well everyone broke out laughing. We laughed about that for years. You were a good man, and a good friend to many. I’ll never forget you
    Rest In Peace Matt

  24. Matt, I have no words. You were always a great friend and there to listen to me. This still doesn’t seem real. Till we meet again. Love you! Sean, Kristy & Colin

  25. Matt, I know you’re watching from above. From the day we met, I always felt like I’d known you a lifetime. You were an open book and made me feel at ease in opening up. Every time I missed a meet you were at, I genuinely felt sorry to have missed the opportunity to hang with you. Losing you really taught me time is the only thing you never get back is time. Miss you and really wish you were here. I’m sorry I didn’t make the trip out to see you more often.
    God bless your soul, brother! Until we meet again. Love, Jo

  26. Matt – There are NO WORDS to describe the way we are all feeling right now. You left an impression on me from the second we met over 20 years ago and you will always will hold a special place in my heart. So many memories. I will NEVER forget you. Rest in peace my friend. Love you ❤

  27. Tiffany J Bryan

    As many I am at a loss for words. Matt you were definitely one of a kind with a beautiful soul who always kept us laughing. Your face book live videos were epic! You will be missed by many however the memories we all share will never be forgotten.

    My deepest condolences go out to your family during this time. RIP Matt…until we meet again xoxo

  28. Kristin Senesi

    Matt – May you finally be free, and at peace. Thinking of you Charlene, Debbi, Chucky and Danny. Love you all.

  29. Words fall short, whenever we ache with strong emotions. Matt was a constant presence in my life while I was growing up, at Day Circle, Campbell Street and beyond. His sense of humor was a treasure, his loyalty without question. He helped me during my formative years and beyond–as recently as Christmas of 2017–and would be “there” at the drop-of-a-hat if his friends needed him by their side.

    His “eternal summer” will never fade, not in my mind’s eye or the memory of countless others.

    Much love, brother. RIP

  30. Matty P…..I don’t have the words. You knew the deal. I love you, kid. Thanks for being you all these years. I will miss you every day. RIP my brother, catch you on the flip side.

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