Albert Angelo, OFM
1916 – 1983
Fr. Albert Angelo, OFM, was born in Force, Pa., May 18, 1916. He graduated from St. Bonaventure College, Allegany, N.Y., in 1933 and spent two years as a teacher. He entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., Aug. 12, 1939, and professed temporary vows on Aug. 13, 1940. Fr. Albert made his profession of solemn vows on Sept. 14, 1943, and was ordained a priest at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 21, 1943.
He was assigned to Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., where he soon became the registrar and dean of the college, posts he filled for 20 years. Countless students completed their programs and received their diplomas because of his dedicated work in the office.
In 1963, Fr. Albert went to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, where he always had time for people. He loved to bake for the friars at the Cape vacation house.
A large, mild, gentle man, Fr. Albert loved the friars and loved being a friar. He died in Massachusetts General Hospital on May 4, 1983. He was almost 67 years old, a professed friar for 42 years, and a priest for 39 years.