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Michael F. Piacenza, 92, Retired Stamford Firefighter

Michael F. Piacenza
Michael F. Piacenza Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — Michael F. Piacenza, a retired Stamford firefighter and lifelong city resident, died on Friday, Dec. 9. He was 92.

Born and raised in Stamford, he was the son of Leonard and Assunta Dagilia Piacenza.

Piacenza was a World War II veteran, having served for the U.S. Army, and a firefighter for the city of Stamford for 37 years. He was a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He is survived by his son, Michael Piacenza and his wife Laurel of Derby; son Robert Piacenza and his wife Janet of Norwalk; four grandchildren, Shannon, Erin, Laura, Jamie Piacenza; great-granddaughter, Jori Piacenza; sisters-in-law, Theresa Piacenza, Ann Lind and Ginny Molinaro; devoted caretaker George Boadu; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Piacenza was predeceased by his wife, Theresa Salatino Piacenza; three brothers, Louis, Angelo, Adam Piacenza; and a sister, Rosemarie Roberto.

Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

A memorial talk will be given at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 891 Newfield Ave, Stamford at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to the Stamford Firefighters Local 786 Burn Foundation: 629 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901.

For online condolences, visit www.Cognetta.com .

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