Father Tuozzolo



Current Funding Level: $12,790

Scholarship Award: $500

Father Tuozzolo was Born June 26, 1932, and ordained to the Catholic Priesthood on June 4, 1959.  He was initiated into Psi Chapter (Duquesne) in the fall of 1961, and went on to served as Alpha Phi Delta's National Chaplain from 1986-2002.  Sadly, he passed away on November 5, 2015.

From his Obituary:

Affectionately known by many as “Father Tuz,” the priest “was very open to other people and to those who were on the margins,” said Spiritan Father Timothy J. Hickey, pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, who knew “his brother ” for about 25 years. He passed away on November 5, 2015.

Father Tuozzolo was born June 26, 1932, in Woodside, N.Y., to Joseph and Margaret Tuozzolo. He attended Manhattan College from 1950 to 1951 and made his first profession with the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1954. He was ordained to the priesthood June 4, 1959, in Norwalk, Conn.

His first assignment was at Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth, Pa., where he served from 1961 to 1964. Additional assignments included vocations work at St. Joseph’s House, a home for poor boys, in Philadelphia,1964-66, and serving as assistant chaplain at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, 1973-75. Father Tuozzolo was pastor of St. Patrick Church in Charleston, S.C., 1975-78, and national director of the Missionary Vehicle Association in Oakmont, Pa., 1978-81.

Father Tuozzolo spent a few weeks in Kenya, East Africa, to work in the Ilkerin Mission. Upon his return to the States, he ministered at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Detroit and St. Joseph Church in Bay City, Mich. In 1987, he was named pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in New York, where he served for 12 years.

In 1999, Father Tuozzolo became director of the Spiritan Foundation, the former fundraising division of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, and in 2002 he was appointed pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, where he served for seven years. Father Tuozzolo retired to Libermann Hall in 2009.

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Alpha Phi Delta Foundation, Inc.

 P.O. Box 23188

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Please note that the donation is for the Father Tuozzolo Memorial Scholarship