Father Gerald F. DiGiralamo, S.A.


Father Gerald F. DiGiralamo, S.A., who served at the Graymoor Retreat Center in Garrison for two years, died Dec. 20. He was 75.

Father DiGiralamo was at the Graymoor Retreat Center, 1987-1989. He also served in Central Islip, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia.

Born in New York City, he entered the Friars of the Atonement in 1959, professed final vows in 1970 and was ordained in 1981.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. John’s Seminary, Boston; a master’s in counseling from Emmanuel College, Boston; and a master’s in divinity from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

His brother, Anthony, survives him.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 4 in Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel, Graymoor. Burial was in the friars’ cemetery.

Father Gerald F. DiGiralamo, S.A.