In Memoriam


Father Charles A. Saglio Jr.

Memorial services will be held for Father Charles A. Saglio Jr. will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Jude, Franklin, and 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at St. Jerome, Newport News. Father Saglio, 80, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

A native of New Britain, Connecticut, Father Saglio was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Richmond on May 4, 1974.

His first assignment was as associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond, 1974-1976. Subsequent service as an associate pastor/parochial vicar included Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg, 1976-1979; Church of the Resurrection, Portsmouth. 1980-1981; St. Therese, Chesapeake, 1981-1983; St. Pius X, Norfolk, 1983-1991; St. Paul, Portsmouth, 1991-1992; and St. Jerome, Newport News, 2000-2006.

Father Saglio was administrator of Immaculate Conception, Hampton for part of 1992; the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk, 1992-1993; and Holy Comforter, Charlottesville, for part of 1993. From 1993-2000 he served as chaplain at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News.

For the latter part of 2005, Father Saglio served as administrator of St. Peter the Apostle, Ebony, and St. Richard, Emporia. He was a priest in residence at Shrine of the Infant of Prague and St. Jude, both in Franklin, for the first part of 2006. In 2007, he was named pastor of the shrine and the parish, serving until his retirement in 2021.

The priest, who held a doctorate in education, also taught at St. Leo University’s Fort Eustis campus.

Father Saglio is survived by his sister, Rita (James) S. Rourke of Deep River, Connecticut, along with other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Albert Saglio and Angeline Scalise Saglio.


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