Archdiocese of New Orleans announces death of Msgr. Doskey

SCM • Mon, Apr 23 2012 at 7:00am
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Msgr. Clinton Doskey died April 22; funeral Mass will be Friday, April 27 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in New Orleans.

Monsignor Clinton J. Doskey, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died peacefully  on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson Campus.  Msgr. Doskey was 81 years of age.

Msgr. Doskey was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 28, 1931. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes and E. B. Kruttchnut elementary schools in New Orleans.  His secondary and college years were at St. Joseph Seminary, St. Benedict, LA,. and Notre Dame Seminary.  He received a J.C.B. degree from Catholic University and a J.C.L. degree from Lateran University.  He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans on June 5, 1954.  His first assignment was assistant at St. Rose of Lima Parish in New Orleans.  He also served as assistant at Our Lady of Lourdes, Violet, Annunciation, New Orleans, St. Frances Cabrini, Sts. Peter and Paul, and Mater Dolorosa Parishes.  His first pastorate was St. Francis de Sales Parish, New Orleans.  He also served as pastor at St. Ann, St. Philip, St. Leo the Great, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kenner, and St. Pius X Parish  He was named a Prelate of Honor in April 1975.  In addition to his pastoral ministry, Msgr. Doskey faithfully served the Metropolitan Tribunal in many different capacities.  He served as a Consultor, Vice Chancellor, Vicar for Religious, and a member of the Priests’ Council.  He retired from St. Pius X on June 30, 2009.   Well done, good and faithful servant.

VISITATION:  Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Lake Lawn Funeral Home

VISITATION:  Friday, April 27, 2012 – 8:00am to 10:30am at St. Pius X Church, New Orleans

FUNERAL MASS:  Friday, April 27, 2012 – 10:30am at St. Pius X Church, New Orleans

INTERMENT:  Family tomb in Metairie Cemetery

Monsignor Doskey is survived by three brothers, a sister, and nieces and nephews..

Please remember in your Masses and prayers, Msgr. Doskey, his family, friends and all who mourn his death.  Eternal rest  grant unto him, Lord, may he rest in peace.