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 completed his undergraduate degree at St. Bonaventure and undertook 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 letters in the collection are restricted to access by members of the family.

This site was designed by archival intern Adam Wojcik during the fall semester of 2018. He also did much of the basic conservation work on the collection including taking photographs of all of the objects. The remaining work was performed by the staff of the SBU archives with assistance from members of the Antonucci family.