Tuesday, September 6, 2016


A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church, 1303 Leaside Avenue, Ottawa on Friday, September 9 at 11 o’clock for the repose of the soul of the late Father Donald Tuori, priest of Archdiocese of Ottawa. 

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast S.J. will preside the concelebrated Mass and Father Michael Wright will give the homily.

Father Tuori died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his brothers Gerald (Judith) of Marlborough, MA and Marc of Strongsville, OH and his sister Elaine Hallett (Greg) of Syracuse, NY and by his brother priests of the Archdiocese of Ottawa.

Born in Syracuse, New York, on November 20, 1948, Fr Tuori was ordained to the priesthood by Most Reverend Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Archbishop of Ottawa on September 18, 1976 at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Ottawa.

Father Tuori served the people of God at the parishes of St. Martin de Porres (Nepean), St. Michael's (Corkery), St. Peter Celestine (Pakenham), Resurrection of Our Lord, St. Augustine, St. Philip, Holy Cross, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Elizabeth (Ottawa) and, most recently, St. Ignatius Church (Ottawa).

The Funeral Mass for Father Tuori took place at All Saints Catholic Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, NY, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, with interment following at St. Agnes Cemetery.

There will be a reception after the Memorial Mass in the St. Elizabeth parish hall to which family, brother priests and parishioners are cordially invited.