Father Anthony D’Angelo, S.D.B.


Father Anthony D’Angelo, S.D.B., who served two years as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Harlem, died Sept. 22 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was 98.

Father D’Angelo was pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, 1979-1981. He earlier served as parochial vicar at St. Ann and Mary Help of Christians parishes, both in Manhattan, and Holy Rosary in Port Chester. He was a guidance counselor at Salesian High School, New Rochelle, 1973-1979, and a hospital chaplain for 13 years ending in 1996, mainly at Cabrini and Beth Israel hospitals.

He also served at a parish in Birmingham, Ala.

Born in Manhattan, he entered Don Bosco Seminary in Newton, N.J., in 1955 and made final vows in 1963. He graduated from Don Bosco College there with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He earned a master’s in pastoral counseling at Iona College, followed by a doctorate from Fordham University.

Father D’Angelo is survived by his brother, Sal, and nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was offered Oct. 1 at Marian Shrine Chapel in Stony Point. A Mass was also offered Sept. 30 at Mary Help of Christians in Tampa. Burial was Oct. 2 at Salesian Cemetery in Goshen.