in memoriam

In Memory of Reverend Joseph J. d'Angelo

May 21, 2024


Reverend Joseph J. D'Angelo, ordained June 1, 1968 and entered into eternal life on May 21, 2024. Father D'Angelo was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He served as an Associate Pastor in St. Martin of Tours, Amityville, St. Joachim, Cedarhust, and Sacred Heart, Merrick; College Chaplain Adelphi University and Director of Diocese of Rockville Centre Campus Ministry and Hospital Chaplain NUMC, East Meadow.

Father D'Angelo became a Police Chaplain in 1984 and served as a Chaplain for several different federal, state, county, and village policing agencies throughout NY. In April 1990, he was appointed as a Chaplain for the Nassau County Police Department and served on the NCPD Peer Support Team. In 1996, Father D'Angelo assisted the Port Authority of New York and the New Jersey Police Department in establishing it's new Chaplaincy program, which he continued to serve on as one of its departmental chaplains. He was a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and received a Master Chaplain Certification in 1997, member of the National Center for Crisis Management, and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

His passing was preceded by his youngest brother Jon Peter. He is survived by brothers, Stephen (Anne) and Christopher (Lina) and his sister Kathleen. Family will receive friends Friday, 2 pm - 7 pm at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Merrick, NY. Nassau County Police Department Service will be held at 7 pm with the Mass of Transferal to follow at 7:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10 am, at The Cathedral of St. Agnes in Rockville Centre, NY. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes.