Angelo J. “Angie” Piazza Sr.

January 2, 2021

Angelo J. “Angie” Piazza Sr.
U.S. Veteran


Korean War

Angelo J. “Angie” Piazza Sr. – of Woburn, January 2, 2021 at the age of eighty-nine. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Pierce) Piazza. Devoted father of Michael Piazza, his wife Julie and Angelo Piazza, his wife Patricia, all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Marissa, Kristen, Cameron, Brenton and Heather.At this time and due to the current health crisis, all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. 

Angelo J. Piazza of Woburn, died peacefully after a long battle with bone cancer at the age of eighty-nine. Angelo was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Pierce) Piazza. He was predeceased by his seven siblings.

Born in Boston in 1931, Angelo was the son of late Luigi and Angelina (Salamon) Piazza of Sicily. After leaving East Boston, he spent his last year of high school at Woburn High, where he graduated in 1951. He was a gifted three sport letterman athlete.

As a teenager, Angie enlisted in the National Guard and shortly after high school he joined the United States Marine Corps. He enlisted as an Infantryman and then served in the Korean War. During his tour he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart for being wounded in action, the Korean Service Medal (with two gold stars), United Nations Service Medal, Korean Ambassador Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

He met the love of his life, Marilyn after returning home from Korea and they got married on September 21, 1958.

After his time in the service, he became a Woburn Police Officer where he served for 34 years. His two children, Angie Jr. and Michael followed in his footsteps and became officers themselves.

Angelo was a longtime resident and well-known throughout Woburn. He thoroughly enjoyed interactions with the residents of Woburn. After his retirement, he loved to go to Dunkin Donuts in the mornings to have coffee with his friends. He had a passion for playing racquetball at the local YMCA. He was also a member in multiple softball leagues over the years. Angie always had a positive attitude and his smile would light up a room.

This past fall, the Salem Street Bridge was named after Angelo Piazza for his sacrifice in the Korean War and being a longtime member of the Woburn Police Department.

Angie loved his family more than anything. He was the devoted father of Angelo Piazza Jr. and his wife Patricia Piazza, and Michael Piazza and his wife Julie Piazza. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He never missed any of their sporting events or ceremonies. Angie was the cherished grandfather of Marissa, Brenton, Kristen, Heather, and Cameron.

Angie will be greatly missed and always remembered by his loving family and friends that he made throughout his life.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (Pierce) Piazza. Devoted father of Michael Piazza, his wife Julie and Angelo Piazza, his wife Patricia, all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Marissa, Kristen, Cameron, Brenton and Heather.At this time and due to the current health crisis, all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. 


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  1. Vincent Brandano

    I was Saddened to hear of Angelo’s Passing! Anyone who met him would see he was a Special Man! Loved by All! True American Hero! My thoughts and Prayers are with his wife and sons!

  2. Oh my , so sad to see Angie has passed. I knew him only as a resident . What a lovely man. the kind that made a great cop. As polite and friendly. Last time I had seen him at Franny’s having breakfast a few years ago.(I no longer live in MA)>So glad to be able to say hello.
    I know he’ll be missed so much, I’m sad and he was just an fabulous acquaintance that did a great service to his country and the city of Woburn.Ps He was humble obviously never know about all the military stuff .., another American Hero helping God in heaven! Hoorah!!!semper fi!!!

  3. My Dearest Marilyn. My heart goes out to you on Angie’s passing. He was such a terrific guy…so handsome & so loving. I will think of him with love always. May you find peace and comfort from your family & the memories I know you cherish. Give my best regards to all your family. Love, always. Jill (Ingham, cousin).

  4. RIP Angie … Condolences to the Piazza Family. What a great guy who always greeted me with a big smile and handshake. His support of the Boys & Girls Club in good times & bad was greatly appreciated.

  5. Angelo J. Piazza, Jr.

    I know how special my Dad was, so I just wanted to share just a few texts I received about my Dad:

    “Your Dad was a True Hero, Great Cop, and all around Great Guy.”

    “Going out now to lower my flag.”

    “I can’t begin to tell you how heartbroken I was to hear of your Dad’s passing. A wonderful person.”

    “You’ve never lived until you’ve almost died. For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected shall never know.” “Why your Dad was such a gentleman.”

    “These are some of the most awful times I have ever seen and ever had to live through. I want you to know that if it was actually possible I would give my good health to your Dad. It would be a great honor, my love and prayers are always with you and your family.”

    “Sorry to hear about your Dad. My Dad and I had coffee with him every day. He’s going to be well missed and not forgotten.”

    “Mike and Angelo. I’m so sorry. Life is not fair and certainly not long enough. Rest assured your Dad was blessed to have a family like yours who loved their Grandpa so much. I just told my Dad. He loved your Dad and will miss him dearly. God willing we will all meet again on the other side. RIP and Godspeed!”

    “Angie we lost another great man today. I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. It was an honor to know him. Any time someone mentioned his name in conversation it was always how much they admired him and I would selfishly smile thinking that I was in his circle of friendship. It made me a better person just knowing him.”

  6. Denise (Piazza) Whynot

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Angelo’s passing. My siblings & I have many fond memories of him & Aunt Marilyn. May he R.I.P.

  7. Elizabeth Pereira

    Piazza Family: So sorry for this huge loss. You were great neighbors to our family, and we will never forget your kindness to us. May he rest in peace.

  8. My sincere condolences and may God be with you in these difficult times. I worked with Angie and found him to be a “gentlemen’s gentleman”. May God hold him in His hands.

  9. Elizabeth & Terry Lee

    Our Sincere Condolences To Marilyn,Angie and Micheal .
    Angie was a great Man and he will be truly missed .

  10. Dear Marilyn, my heart goes out to you. I know Angie will be so missed. My love to you and your family. Cousin Jill

  11. With great sorry we lost
    One of Woburn’s Finest
    He was like a second Father to Me. Growing up with Angie & Mike
    Marilyn & Big Angie treated Me like a son
    I will always hold those memories of all He did
    With us.
    God Bless you Big Guy

  12. Angie,

    Sorry to hear about your Dad. He brought you up right, that’s why my Dad liked you so much. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  13. Mary ContalonisRegan

    Marylin, Angie, Michael and extended family, my sincere condolences on the loss of such a great man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. No matter where I saw him, he was never to busy to chat, whether it was lunch at the Mandarin, downtown Woburn, and the last time I saw him was at the Woburn Credit Union, he was waiting in the car for son Michael, when Michael told me he was in the car, I ran out to see him and congratulated him on the honor of the bridge being named after him! Quite a deserving honor for such a great and honorable man! He will be missed by all who knew and loved him! RIP dear friend!

  14. Robert F.Connolly Jr

    Mrs. Piazza, Angie, Michael, and families: I’m sorry to hear of Angie’s passing. I’ve lived in Woburn all my life and privileged to know all of Woburn’s police, and Angie was a true gentleman and a great role model for his sons and everyone. Mike and Angie became fine young men because of their parents and I’m glad to consider them friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and God bless. Sincerely, Bobby Connolly

  15. Very sad to hear. Angelo was a great mentor to us new guys. Always a smile on his face and a kind word.

  16. I’m so so sorry to hear of the passing of Ange. The world is definitely a lot duller without him. I hope he is dancing away up there.

    Prayers to the Piazza family.

  17. My condolences on Angie’s passing. Marilyn, Angie, Michael and families I have such fond memories of Angie as a neighbor on Johnson Street as a dedicated Woburn Police Officer and all around good guy.

  18. Marilyn ,Angie,and Michael We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Angie was such a special person and a wonderful friend. Always had a smile on his face he is going to be missed so much. We send our Love,Prayers and our Thoughts with all of you at this time. Love Sandy and Roy

  19. Adeline Sweeney

    Marilyn, Angie and Michael: So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Angie working with Dave for so many years. He was certainly a special guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Adeline Sweeney

  20. Piazza Family,
    Angie always greeted me with a smile and a firm handshake.
    Always enjoyed our conversations.
    He was a real first class guy
    God Bless
    Kevin Gill

  21. Lee Cullinane - Faria

    I am so sorry for your loss.. Angie was an amazing person and will be missed dearly .

  22. Sherri Ciampo Donohoe

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with the Piazza Family. My Dad George Ciampo worked with him on the force for many years. So sorry for your loss he was such a such a great guy.

  23. margarette masotta

    So sorry to read of your husband and father Angelo passing. A well respected man and friend. Take care of each other, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time
    Sincerely Margarette Masotta

  24. Piazza family,
    Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. My father, a fellow Police Officer, Pete O’Brien, proudly worked with Angie for many years. He also played basketball with him when they were young.
    May he Rest In Peace and May the Lord watch over your family.
    Kathy O’Brien Langhan

  25. So very sorry to hear of Angie’s passing. He was such an outstanding man. So proud of his Marine background, police background, Italian roots, so proud of his family. I was so privileged to have called him “Cuz” . Always a gentleman. I was hoping he would be there for his dedication at the bridge leading into and from East Woburn where he made his home from early on with his sister Nita Donegan. What a loss for anyone who knew this extra odinary man.
    Dianne Connor Carbone

  26. Charlie Culhane

    Piazza family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  27. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to Angie and Michael and family he was a great father and one of woburns finest.

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