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Father Anthony D’Angelo, S.D.B., Goes Home to The Lord

By Father Mike Mendl, S.D.B.

Father Anthony D’Angelo, S.D.B., Goes Home to The Lord

Father Anthony S. D’Angelo, S.D.B., longtime associate pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Birmingham, died on Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. At 98 years of age, he was the second-oldest Salesian in the province.

Father D’Angelo served at Holy Rosary from 1997 to 2014, when the Salesians withdrew from that parish, and St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Leeds. He wrote frequent guest columns for One Voice newspaper, usually on prayer or concern for the needy.

He was a professed Salesian for 64 years and a priest for 54 years. Father D’Angelo is survived by his younger brother Sal (wife Joyce) of New Jersey and 13 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Mary and Josie.