An 85th Birthday Wish

July 26, 2012

Most people would celebrate their 85th birthday in their favorite recliner with a piece of sugar-free cake, but not Beachmont’s Lennie Piazza. Instead, he chose to go skydiving with his son, Robert, in Rhode Island. He’s pictured here 10,000 feet above the ground with company owner Dean O’Flaherty. “I just leaned over the edge and got into a zone and told myself it was too late to turn back,” said Piazza. “I blanked everything out of my mind and just leaned forward and it was breathtaking. Then, I was in the air thinking, ‘Lennie, you’re 85, what are you doing?’” All in all, Piazza reported that the jump was quite successful and invigorating. He will officially celebrate his birthday this Saturday, July 28th.

  • Maureen Kelleher

    OMG Good for you.  Not sure I would do it But You look like you’re having a good time.
    Happy Birthday Lennie.    Maureen Sullivan Kelleher.

  • J Dagenais

    looks like fun –

  • Info

    Nice one Lennie. Thanks for jumping with us. I just noticed that your birthday was the same day as mine. Happy birthday.

    Dean O’Flaherty

    Owner Boston Skydive Center.

  • Marina

    Happy Birthday Lenny!!!

Search the Journal

Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player