Reverend David A. Piacentini
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Piacentini, Reverend David A.,
74, of Providence, passed away on November 11, 2020.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John J. and Adele L. (Goulet) Piacentini.
Father Piacentini attended Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School & Our Lady of Providence College in Warwick Neck, RI receiving a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He attended St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD receiving a master's degree in theology.
Father Piacentini was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1971 in St. Matthew Church, Cranston, by the Most Reverend Frederick Hall, D.D.
During his pastoral career, Father served as the assistant pastor at St. Ann Parish, Providence 6/22/1971 - 3/1/1980, St. Joseph Parish, Pawtucket 3/1/1980 - 1/8/1982, St. Teresa of Avila, Parish, Providence 1/8/1982 - 2/28/1985, and St. Patrick Parish, Cumberland 7/7/1985 - 6/20/1991. He then served as pastor at Holy Angels Parish, Barrington 6/20/1991 - 6/27/1997, and St. Lawrence Parish, North Providence 6/27/1997 - 11/29/2010. Father was appointed administrator of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Ashaway & St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bradford 11/29/2010 - 7/1/2013, and St. Maria Goretti Parish, Pawtucket 7/1/2013 - 2/1/2014. Father then retired from St. Maria Goretti as a senior priest of the Diocese of Providence on 2/1/2014.
Father David leaves a sister, Marylou Swanson of Coventry, two nephews, and two grand nephews.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11 :00 am in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, One Cathedral Square, Providence. Burial will be private. Visitation will begin one hour prior to mass. Arrangements entrusted to Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home. For online condolences, visit boyleandsonfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Providence Journal on Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
We were so saddened to learn of David's passing. He was a big part of our lives in the past. He officiated at weddings, baptisms and funerals. God bless Fr David and his family and friends.
Jane and Tom Kelley
Family
November 23, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Father David's family. Father was a very kind and wonderful man. I remember when I approached him to transfer Boy Scouts Troop 5 to St. Lawrence Church he was so cooperative and accepted us with open arms. He did everything he could to make us happy. Father David loved the Good Lord and it showed when he said Mass. He tried so hard to save St. Lawrence Church from closing. He was sincerely a very Holy man....
Al DeCellio
Friend
November 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of Fr. David passing. I was a parishioner at St. Lawrence Church and have fond memories of his time there as our Pastor. RIP and love Fr. David
Denise Spaziano
November 22, 2020
our sincere sympathies to david's family. our parents were dear friends way back in our old "speck avenue" neighborhood. mom has shared some fond memories of that time. prayers are with you.
CAROL A MYRON
Neighbor
November 21, 2020
My deepest sympathies to father David’s family.
Janice
Family
November 20, 2020
May God Bless Father David and his family and friends.
Donald Brown
Family
November 20, 2020
Fr. David was there for me when I went through the Confirmation process at St. Ann's. I believe he is now receiving all of his just rewards and walking with Our Lord in Paradise. Pray for us and the world, Father and thank you!
Our deepest sympathies to his family.
Diane and Richard Elsner and family
Dorothy DiNezza
Diane Elsner
November 20, 2020
Fr. David was there for me when I went through the Confirmation process at St. Ann's. I believe he is now receiving all of his just rewards and walking with Our Lord in Paradise. Pray for us and the world, Father and thank you!
Our deepest sympathies to his family.
Diane and Richard Elsner and family
Dorothy DiNezza
Diane
November 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to Father David’s family. I knew Father David when he was an assistant at St. Ann’s Church in Providence. Such a kind and humble person!
May memories carry you through your grief.
Ann Boulet
November 19, 2020
A kind and gentle soul with the will and determination to serve wherever called in spite of some physical obstacles. He saw clearly the will of God and the people of God and failed not to be their faithful servant. Then there was the smile, the sense of humor that seem to put it all in proper order. David made one feel good while in his presence.. Now in the presence of God he loves, he lives eternally with God who loves him. I will offer Holy Mass in thanksgiving for the life and ministries of Fr. Dave and for all of you who bear the pain of separation from one you love. God bless you in all ways Fr. Joe Protano
Rev. Joseph Protano
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