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NORWALK – Msgr. Thomas Doyle, the former longtime pastor at St. John of God Church in Norwalk, died Aug. 5.
Born in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, Ireland, he graduated from St. John’s College seminary in Waterford and was ordained there June 17, 1954.
He began his ministry that same year in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, serving as an associate pastor at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington from early December 1954 to mid-September 1958.
After serving three years in the archdiocesan marriage tribunal, he ministered as an associate priest at St. Joseph the Worker in Winnetka (1961-66) and St. Anthony in San Gabriel (1966-72) before arriving at St. John of God in Norwalk in 1972.
He served for a year as administrator of St. John of God and led the parish as pastor until 1984, when he was named pastor of St. James the Less in La Crescenta. He remained there until his retirement in 1998.
Published: Aug. 22, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 19