Fr. Ralph A. Antonucci Collection

 

On the war memorial that stands outside of the Reilly Center, Fr. Ralph A. Antonucci's name is the sixth inscribed from the top as a casualty of World War II. A Buffalo native, Fr. Antonucci attended St. Bonaventure to complete his studies as a priest at the Seminary. He entered the service in 1943, serving in the European theater in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, where he would later die after being wounded in the line of duty on May 2, 1945, only a few days before the war's end.
This collection serves to honor the memory of his life, his character, and his service. The site is a work in progress.