Fr. Charles Angell, SA – Franciscan Friar of the Atonement
(December 11, 1929 – April 6, 2020)
(April 27, 2020 – Graymoor, Garrison, NY). Father Charles D. Angell, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, passed from this life on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Fr. Angell was born on December 11, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended PS139 elementary school in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the McBurney School in New York City in 1948. Fr. Angell received a B.A. degree in History from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV in 1951 and an M.A. in Sociology from Catholic University, Washington, DC in 1960. He earned his Doctorate in Theology from Angelicum University, Rome, Italy in 1981.
Fr. Angell entered the Friars of the Atonement in 1952 and received the habit in 1953. He made his first profession in 1954 and professed final vows in 1957. He was ordained in 1960 at Graymoor by Bishop Philip Furlong.
Fr. Angell was a professor of History and Sociology from 1960-1967 at St. Pius X Seminary at Graymoor. From 1967 – 1973, he served as Editor of The Lamp magazine, a publication of the Friars. He was Director of the Graymoor Christian Unity Center from 1973 – 1974. Fr. Angell was Associate Director of Graymoor Ecumenical Institute from 1974 – 1977. He was assigned to ministry in Rome, Italy as Director of the Centro Pro Unione and Rector of Sant’Onofrio al Gianicolo Church from 1978 – 1988. He was a part-time professor of Theology at the Angelicum (1981-1993) and Heythrop College, University of London (1988-1993). During that time, from 1991 – 1995, Fr. Angell was Parochial Vicar at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Sarasota, FL. Fr. Angell served as Chaplain and Friar Guardian at St. Christopher’s Inn addiction treatment center and homeless shelter at Graymoor from 1995 until his retirement in 2011.
Fr. Angell was a resident of Cabrini of Westchester Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY at the time of his death.
Fr. Angell was the son of the late Lawrence Angell of Chicago, IL and Violet (Wark) Angell of Cleveland, OH. He was predeceased by his sister, Beth Bell, of Concord, NH