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.
Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.