July 30, 2013 // Local

Father Thomas Doriot dies

Father Thomas E. Doriot

FORT WAYNE — Father Thomas E. Doriot, a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, died July 27 in Sacramento, Calif. He was 89.

Born in Fort Wayne on March 21, 1924, to Jule and Margaret, Father Doriot attended St. Patrick School, Fort Wayne. He was part of the charter class of Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, and graduated in 1942. He attended St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary, Wis., and St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad. He was ordained to the Priesthood  on June 11, 1949 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by Bishop John F. Noll.

Father Doriot was appointed associate pastor at Holy Angels Church in Gary, Ind., in 1949. In 1956 he moved to New Haven where he served at St. John the Baptist Parish. He also served as associate pastor at St. John the Baptist and Sacred Heart in Fort Wayne and St. Vincent de Paul Church in Elkhart.

He was appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption in South Bend in 1966, and later served as pastor of St. Michael in Plymouth and St. Patrick in Fort Wayne.

Father Doriot retired in 1986 and in 1989 moved to the Diocese of Sacramento to be near his sister, Providence Sister Thomas Jeanne Doriot. He assisted in parishes there in his retirement years.

A Funeral Mass for Father Doriot was held in Sacramento at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on Aug. 1.

Visitation in Fort Wayne will be held at St. Patrick Church, 2120 S. Harrison St., on Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m  followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

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