GIULIO VALENTINELLI (priest)
BORN: Vulcan, Michigan (USA) – 28.3.1897
FIRST PROFESSION: 1914
ORDAINED: Rome - 1921
DIED: Waltham – 10.8.1982
He studied at the Gregoriana University of Rome and one of his fellow student was Giovan Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI. He worked in Italy until 1929 and his main activity was that of preaching in various parishes.
Back to America, his exercised his first ministry at St. Anthony’s parish in Agawam (Mass). Then he was appointed parish priest of the Sacred Heart parish at Milford. From 1943 to 1955 he was a military chaplain for the American army. He worked in Germany as chaplain of the general hospital of Munich (Bavaria). He was awarded several decorations. On his return to America he was chosen to be the rector of the Assumption church at White Plains. He retired at the Retreat House of Waltham.