Paul Francis Piazza, a longtime resident of Andover, MA and beloved husband of Patricia C. (Ryan) passed away at his home on Friday, March 4, 2022. He was 84 years old.
Paul was born in Lawrence, MA on October 4, 1937 to the late Pluri R. and Ann (Lally) Piazza. He served in the Army National Guard from January 31, 1960, and received his honorable discharge from Ft. Dix, NJ on January 20, 1966. Paul was second generation President of the Piazza Insurance Agency in Andover, started by his parents in 1940. He retired with selling the agency to Hub International in 2001.
In his spare time, Paul enjoyed being with his family, spending winters in Sanibel Island, FL; traveling the world with his wife and family; sailing; golfing; playing cards (45’s and Rummy); playing tennis; eating great food; and drinking scotch and wine. Paul was always supportive and proud of his children’s endeavors and played a large part in their activities. His home was always filled with family, friends, hospitality, laughter and love.
Paul contributed in a meaningful way to the community. He was President of the Lawrence Rotary Club (received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award), President of the former Lawrence Boys Club (founding contributor to its library), President of the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Board Member for Catholic Charities, active Board Member for the local Red Cross, and board member for local institutions.
Besides his beloved wife, Patricia, Paul is survived by his loving children Michael (Jody), John (Ashley) and Claire Este McDonald (Gregor Singleton); grandchildren Sydney, Isabella, Ryan and Malachi; siblings Mary Wesson; and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his daughter, Amy; and his sister, Joanne Piazza Tibak.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 2 PM. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Paul’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.