Morris J. Piccolo, 88, Well-Known Haverhill Realtor

Morris J. Piccolo, 88, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24 surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly.

He was born on Washington Street in Haverhill on Aug. 24, 1929 to Joseph and Maria Piccolo of Sicily. He attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill Trade School in 1947. From there, Piccolo moved on to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Merrimack College in 1959 with a degree in business and went on to become a master plumber, successful real estate agent, and served as the plumbing inspector of Haverhill for many years. He shared a marriage of 59 years with his loving wife Barbara, who passed away late last year.

Piccolo was very involved in his community and shared his life with everyone that he encountered. He received the LIONS highest honor of the Melvin Jones award for his excellent, lifetime service in the Haverhill club. He was also an original member of the Italian Serenaders, an Italian singing group who brought the gift of song to the community and performed throughout the United States for well over 30 years. Piccolo’s Italian heritage was of no secret to those who knew him. He was an excellent Italian cook, and served many lunches at Olde Town Piccolo Realty, where everyone was welcome. He accomplished many things in his beautiful life. He gave, he loved, he sang, he visited the sick, he volunteered his time and talents to those in need, and most importantly, never asked for anything in return. He was an incredible man, good and true to everyone he met. Piccolo brought a joy to this world that was truly one of a kind, he was a friend to all, loyal and forgiving.

Piccolo was predeceased by his cherished wife Barbara. His surviving family members include his loving children John Piccolo of Worcester, Marianne Brown of Bradford and Barbara Greenwood and husband Ricky of Bradford, grandchildren Daniel Piccolo, Lindsey Piccolo, David Carleton III, his wife Katie Carleton, Kristina Brown, Katie Brown, Rachel Greenwood, Derek Greenwood, and Joey Greenwood and fiancee Jacqueline Barone, great-grandchildren Jaxon and JoJo Greenwood and Eva Carleton, sister-in-law Nancy Roy of Lynn and brother-in-law James Moore and wife Patricia of Lynn, siblings Rose Palmer and husband Earl of Bradford, Grace Jameson of Haverhill, Daniel Piccolo and his late wife Kay of Plaistow, N.H., Joseph Piccolo and wife Jane of Arlington, Va., and sister-in-law Marianne Moore of Nahant, many nieces and nephews, deceased in-laws, Elanor Moore, Joan Biggio and husband Al, and John Moore, Jr., sister Santa Januszewski and stepson of the late Fortunata Piccolo.

Services will begin Thursday morning, June 28, with visiting hours from 9 a.m.-noon in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main St., Haverhill. Burial with U.S. Army Honors will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions may be made in Piccolo’s memory to the Haverhill Lions Club, Attn: Dan Hickey, 133 8th Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.