PROVIDENCE — Father Daniel Lapolla, C.S., died on January 5, 2023. He was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on September 26, 1942, the son of Daniel Lapolla and Helen M. Lapolla (nee Tinkham). As a young man he joined the Scalabrinian formation program and made his perpetual vows on September 17, 1972; he was ordained a Scalabrinian Missionary priest on June 1, 1974.
As a missionary he served on many different pastoral assignments throughout the United States and Canada. He remained a semi-retired priest until 2022 when he moved to a Scalabrinian retirement community in Sun Valley, California, where he died peacefully.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on March 16, at St. Bartholomew Parish, Providence. Burial followed in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.