ALBERT PANCHERI (priest)
Cles TN – July 10, 1896
November 1, 1916
Trent – July 1, 1923
Bussolengo VR – May 19, 1967
AGE: 71 years old
He left for China together with Fr. Attilio Zadra, just a few months after the first four Missionaries had departed. He never enjoyed good health, and risked dying for a severe attack of intestinal poisoning. Then, he suffered a violent attack smallpox, which then left him quite scarred. He returned to Italy in 1933, retaining in his heart a real nostalgia for the Mission. He was already ready and generous; simple and immediate in his responses, very good natured and friendly, and conquered the esteem of all who met him with great ease.
During the second World War, he served as Superior in Gemona, and poured himself out in every way to assist the partisans and those being hunted.
From 1948, until his death, he remained almost always at Battipaglia. Following a very serious illness, he was brought to Verona, so that he could receive adequate assistance. When his malady became grave, he was taken to the Hospital at Bussolengo, where he died.