Reverend Joseph Vathalloor
Reverend Joseph Vathalloor

Rev. Joseph Vathalloor, CMI, passed away in San Angelo on December 17, 2020, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

Rev. Vathalloor was born January 16, 1942, to Joseph and Rosamma Vathalloor in Kerala, India. Rev. Vathalloor was born into a large family of five brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his brothers, Thomas in India, Matthew in New York, Fr. Matthew in India, Dr. John Joseph in India, and his sisters, Sr. Joselitta in India, and Dr. Marietta in India, and Sr. Salomie in Germany.

Rev. Vathalloor was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.) in India on April 16, 1974. Prior to arriving in the Diocese of San Angelo in 2000, Rev. Vathalloor taught extensively in his congregation’s Catholic schools for 14 years and became a principal of their higher secondary school for 13 years.

Rev. Vathalloor was assigned to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in San Angelo from February 2000 to July 2003; and served as Pastor for Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Eldorado, St. Peter Mission in Mertzon, and Immaculate Conception Mission in Knickerbocker from July 2003 to December 2020.

Rev. Vathalloor was known for his gentleness and humility. Many people came to him from near and far for spiritual guidance. Many people in West Texas were able to benefit from his distinguished service and Christian witness for the past twenty-one years.

Arrangements were handled through Harper Funeral Home. A vigil was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Angelo on Tuesday, December 22. Funeral Mass was at Sacred Heart Cathedral on December 23.