ANTONIO TONIOLLI (priest)
BORN: Cembra, (Trento) – 24.11.1886
DIED: White Plains, N.Y. – 1.9.1925
He was sent to USA and exercised his first priestly ministry at Milford (MA) and then at Pittsfield. He was very much loved, trusted and admired by the Italian immigrants. During the outbreak of the epidemic called ‘Spanish Flu’ he showed great courage and selflessness towards the sick. He helped the Italian community to constitute a well organised parish. He started also the building of the church but he got a sudden and violent attack of pneumonia and quickly died. He is the first Stigmatine to die in the land of America.