October 11, 2016
It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of the Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont.Bishop Angell died peacefully yesterday in Vermont at the age of 86
Bishop Angell served the Diocese of Providence as Auxiliary Bishop for 18 years. This Friday would have been the 42
anniversary of his consecration as a Bishop. Funeral arrangements will be held in the Diocese of Burlington. Please refer to their website for all arrangements
Here in the Diocese of Providence, Bishop Tobin will celebrate a
Memorial Mass for Bishop Angell on Monday, October 17 at 12:05 in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul. All are invited to attend.
Bishop Angell was a beloved son of the Church in the Diocese of Providence. He served long and well as a parish priest, diocesan official, and Auxiliary Bishop in our Diocese, and made many wonderful contributions to the growth of God’s Kingdom in Rhode Island. His personal goodness, warmth and wit will be missed by all who knew him, admired him and loved him.
On behalf of the Diocese of Providence, I extend our sincere sympathy and prayerful support to Bishop Christopher Coyne, the members of the Diocese of Burlington, and the members of Bishop Angell’s family and many friends. We pray that God will throw open the doors of Heaven and joyfully welcome Bishop Angell into the presence of the angels and saints, and that Lord Jesus, Eternal High Priest, will grant him the blessed reward promised to all of His good and faithful shepherds.