Santa Clara University

Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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Fondest Memory

Friday, Jul. 16, 2010

My fondest memory of Father Locatelli was on the first day I started work at Santa Clara University just three years ago. I arrived early and the office was still locked. Since it was my first day, I didn't have a key so I waited quietly on the bench in the lobby of Walsh Administration Building. Father walked in with a radiant smile and asked if I needed any assistance. Not wanting to bother him, I quietly mentioned it was my first day and was just waiting to get into the office. He graciously welcomed me and instantly made me feel comfortable. I'm not sure whether Father knew who I was, especially since he encountered so many people each day, but I relish the fact that I was able to spend a brief moment alone with him to experience first hand his warm kindness and concern for me and others. I know I have truly been blessed in being able to meet him.