The Servants of Charity congregation has reported the passing of Rev. Fr. Luigi Frangi, SdC. today in his native Italy. Fr. Frangi was born on March 30, 1924, and as a part of his religious vocation of serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was sent to the United States in 1959 where he worked at the Don Guanella School in Springfield, PA. until1968. He was then transferred to St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI, where he served as the Superior and Treasurer of the local community until 1982 when he returned to Italy.
While in the United States, Fr. Frangi was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was recently recognized for his 30 years of service by St. Louis Guanella Council #3092 in Chelsea, MI. He also said Mass at many local parishes in Washtenaw County, and was particularly fond of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Manchester, MI.
According to Fr. Joseph Rinaldo, SdC., “Fr. Luigi was a gentle and hardworking man, who could be seen constantly in prayer, and always saying the rosary.” After returning to Italy, Fr. Frangi ran the Shrine of Our Lady of Turino for several years, became chaplain to the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in Lake Como, and lived at the retirement home in Nuova Olonio, Italy until recently being transferred to the hospice center in Caidate, Italy where he finally met the Lord.
Please remember Fr. Luigi Frangi in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord…..and let perpetual light shine upon him.