Marie Piazza

Marie Maltese Piazza, 87, of Northvale, NJ, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born on March 28,1934 in Brooklyn, NY to Nancy Rando Maltese and John Maltese.

The love, care, and joy she gave to others not only with her magnificent voice and music, but as a hospice volunteer were immeasurable. Marie and husband John moved to Northvale in 1969 where they entertained many people with their musical talents in and about the Tri-State area as well as in many local churches. Marie also taught music at the catholic schools in Norwood, Closter, and Demarest over the years.

Marie was an amazing woman whose spirit and gifts will live on in all those lives she touched. Her wish would for us all to live in the same spirit she taught us all.

Marie is preceded in death by her husband John, daughter-in-law Barbara Piazza, and son-in-law Thomas Giuliano. She is survived by son John Piazza, Jr., daughter Selena Piazza Giuliano, grandson Brian Piazza, sister Nancy Lombardo, nephew Joseph Lombardo, and step granddaughters Brynn and Kerry. 

Marie’s family will gather at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM.


  1. Joseph Connolly

    Marie was a wonderful person and cantor along with John at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Demarest NJ, for many years.
    Marie will now be singing in heaven as she sang on earth. Rest in peace.

    Parishioner & friend

  2. I first met Marie in 1962 in Brooklyn when i was dating my future wife Nancy which happens to be her sister.
    Marie treated me as family from day one….Marie was the most vibrant and fun loving person i had ever met.
    Thank You Marie for treating me with much LOVE from your HEART.

    Brother-in Law & Friend

  3. I am so broken hearted at this news about Marie I was a member of her choir at St Joseph’s for approximately 15 years and my daughter joined as well around 11 years of age. Marie took Alexia under her wing and taught her to sight read and sing harmonies with the choir as well as the occasional solo. Marie was the consummate Singer-Teacher and professional along with her talented pianist husband John. I will never forget the wonderful parties and rehearsals at their warm inviting home in Northvale☀️. As a singer myself , I thank Marie for bringing back the joy of music to me during my childraising years as well as for so many others who enjoyed her beautiful voice and great sense of humor! Goodbye dear friend till me meet again and keep singing and directing with John in Heaven God Bless the Piazza Family

  4. Elizabeth and Vincent Rispoli

    Marie and John were a wonderfully talented couple who gave joy with there music and friendship to many over the years.

    May Marie and John rest in the Peace of Heaven.

    Condolences to the Piazza family.

  5. Marie & John played and sang at my wedding. They were wonderful people and both had wonderful talent they were gifted.

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