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Denise M. Piaggi, 54

November 24, 2022

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Denise Marie Piaggi, 54 of The Clark Biscuit Apartments North Adams, MA. Died suddenly on November 24, 2022 at the North Adams Emergency room. She was the daughter of the Late Edmund and Claire (Rhodes) Piaggi both of North Adams. Denise attended school in North Adams and was a Graduate of Drury High School Class of 1986.

She then went to work for Carriddi wholesale and worked there until 1995 when she became disabled from a work accident. Denise in subsequent years had to retrain herself and attended Mildred Ellie to learn computers and programing. She worked for several years as an online chat room monitor and loved it. Denise also helped at Heritage Apartments in the office from 2005-2013.

Denise was a very loving and caring person and worked beside her mother Claire for the Santa fund during the 80’s raising money and bringing Christmas gifts to so many children in Northern Berkshire who were in need. Denise loved to cook and bake she was a cookie master and always had a box of goods for everyone. In her younger days she loved to play softball and always loved to keep up with it even when she couldn’t play anymore. Denise loved her animals they were her babies and brought her such happiness and joy. Denise was a kind person she was someone that never had a lot in life but she was always willing to give whatever she had to someone in need. Denise had many adversities in life but you would never know it, she always went through life with the best sense of humor; you could always hear her joking around and laughing even in the tough times.

Denise is survived by her longtime friend Christine Girard of North Adams, her Nephew Brenden Piaggi, Nieces Carrie and Katelyn Piaggi, Brother Wayne and Jennifer (Wife) Piaggi and sister-in-law Faith Bombardier and Caregiver Nancy Giorgi, Conner Giorgi and Maggie Gardner. Denise’s family would also like to thank Northern Berkshire Transport for all the kindness and care that you showed Denise throughout the years. You were her friends and family also. A private celebration of life gathering will be held December 18, 2022 at The Boston Seafood Restaurant 160 American Legion Drive North Adams MA at 11am. Please contact Christine Girard at 413-441-5450 if you would like to attend seating is limited.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Sonsini Animal Shelter. Donations can be sent to Christine Girard 56 Autumn Drive North Adams, MA 01247 or Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home 74 Marshal Street North Adams, MA 01247

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We are so sorry to hear this sad news, I remember Denise from The Transcript, always happy! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
from: Glenn & Sandy Girardon: 12-03-2022

We were so saddened to hear about Denise's passing. She was such a pleasure to talk to, always doing her best to be upbeat and humorous. She will be sorely missed by many , and may she rest in eternal peace.
from: Pam Sisto & Jim Sistoon: 11-30-2022

To all the family and friends of Denise, I am so sorry to learn of Denise’s passing. I worked with her back in the Cariddi days. She was so sincere and genuine with all that she did and to those that walked with her throughout her lifetime. I was one of those people. We used to make chocolate candies around the holidays. She certainly was a master in that field. Thank you for being you, Denise!
from: Michelle DeRoseon: 11-29-2022

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