1930 - 2012
Gloria Piazza, 82, of Payson, died July 29, 2012 in Goodyear, Ariz. She was born June 7, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She and her family moved to Arizona in 1969 and moved to Payson from Phoenix in 1989.
A wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Piazza was an excellent cook. She won the Rim Country St. Patty’s Day cook-off.
She is survived by her husband, Philip Piazza; daughter, Linda Hichborn and husband George; daughter, JoAnn Piazza; son, Gary J. Piazza and wife Mary Anne; son, Thomas C. Piazza and wife Cheryl; son, Michael P. Piazza; sister, Florence Ann Terranova; her loyal companion, Bianca; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Piazza was preceded in death by her son, Philip J. Piazza.
Funeral services will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Ariz. Burial will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Send condolences to the family at thompsonfuneralchapel.com.