SERAFINO ANTHONY PIAZZI (priest)
BORN: Drifton, PA - 29.
FINAL PROFESSION: Sezano, VR - 9. 9. 1936
ORDAINED: Newton, MA
- 20. 6. 1942
DIED: Waltham, MA - 2.
He frequented the
school of St Ann at Freeland, PA, before entering our minor seminary at Waltham
in 1927. He made his first profession in Verona where he was studying philosophy
and theology. After six years of studies, because of his frequent bouts of
sickness, he had to return to the USA.
After proper medical attention, he completed the course of
theology in our major seminary of Wellesley and was ordained a priest in 1942.
Though always rather weak in his health, Fr Serafino dedicated
himself generously to the apostolic ministry in many parishes of the dioceses of
Springfield, Syracuse and Little Rock, as well as in the archdiocese of New York
Beside this activity, he was also confessor and assistant in our
novitiate, firstly at Springfield (1954-1960) and later at Waterville, NY
As from 1985 he lived at St Joseph’s Hall, Waltham until his
He was always appreciated for his fraternal availability and
kindness, quietness and simplicity.