Louis R. Piazza


Mr. Louis R. Piazza, 76, of Amsterdam, passed away
on Friday November 26, 2021 at Albany Medical Center
Lou was born in Gloversville on April 11, 1945 to Carmelo
and Rose Tascillo Piazza. He was a 1963 graduate
of Gloversville High School and graduated from Hudson
Valley Community College in 1965. Lou joined
the US Navy in 1966 and served aboard the USS Kitty
Hawk and USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War. He
was honorably discharged in 1970. Upon his discharge
from the Navy he attended Siena College and received
a bachelor’s degree in 1973. He then went on to serve
29 years in the US Coast Guard Reserves retiring in
2005 as a Master Chief. Lou worked for 35 years in
tele-communications retiring in 2008.
Lou was a devoted family man and friend to many.
His presence in our lives will be greatly missed.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Church in Amsterdam. Survivors include his wife of
50 years, Gail Mancini Piazza, his loving son, Louis
(Sasha) Piazza of Chicago, IL and daughter, Marcie
Lynn Piazza of Schenectady, NY. His brothers, Andrew
(Marie) Piazza, Peter (Patricia) Piazza, Anthony
(Sofia) Piazza, Frank (Peggy) Piazza, Roy (Connie)
Piazza and a sister, Angeline (Floyd) Blowers. His
Mother-in-law, Verna Mancini, Brother-in-law, Gary
(Alejandra) Mancini and Sister-in-law, Linda Mancini.
Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Joseph and
Ralph Piazza and a sister, Millie DeMezza.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday,
December 2, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 39 St. John St.,
Amsterdam with Father O. Robert DeMartinis as celebrant.
Military Honors will be rendered in the church
following the Mass on Thursday. Interment will be
in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Truax Rd. Amsterdam.
The family will receive relatives and friends
on Thursday, December 2, 2021 prior to the Mass at
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church from 10:00 AM to
12:00 Noon. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home,
171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. Please leave
condolences online at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Leader-Herald

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