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Fr. Joseph Trovato, CSB

Submitted by Fr. Kevin Mannara CSB, Rochester, NY  
Monday, July 20, 2020 at the age of 90, from complications of COVID19. Father Joe was born March 1st, 1930, to Christopher and Salvatrice (Papa) Trovato. After graduating from the Aquinas Institute, he entered novitiate for the Basilian Fathers and made his first profession on August 15,1948 . After earning a BA and MA from the University of Toronto and an STB from St. Michael's College, he was ordained a priest on June 29, 1956 at St. Basil's Church in Toronto.

In 1959 he was appointed to St. John Fisher College where he remained for 30 years as the Chaplain and a professor of Italian. He served on the College's Board of Trustees for 25 years and remained a Trustee Emeritus. In 1989 he became the Associate Pastor of Christ the King Church (later St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish) where he served for 30 years. He also served several terms on the General Council of the Basilian Fathers. In 2008 St. John Fisher College bestowed on him the President's Medal for his decades of dedicated service to the College.

He asked to be remembered as a good priest, gentle and kind.