A lawyer who began practicing in 1930 in his native North End, Mr. [Gabriel Francis Piemonte] finished third in the 1959 mayoral preliminary behind John E. Powers and John F. Collins, who defeated Powers in the runoff.
After retiring from the City Council at the end of 1972, Mr. Piemonte continued to practice law from his office in the North End. He also became active in the Young Life movement, which he described as "a nonsectarian organization out of Jamaica Plain that helps young people out." He worked for Project Place and helped organize the Parkway Boys Club in West Roxbury.
Mr. Piemonte leaves his wife, Evelyn (Penta); three daughters, Ann Megargee of Florida, Virginia Snopek of Granby and Mary Saladino of Ridgewood, N.J.; a son, Ralph of West Roxbury; a brother, Michael of Somerville; and 13 grandchildren.