Tonawanda News

January 4, 2014

Former pastor of Ken-Ton parishes dies

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — the associated press

The Rev. Norman P. McTigue, who served at several Town of Tonawanda and Kenmore parishes, died Dec. 30 at his home in Buffalo.

McTigue was ordained May 23, 1970 at St. Joseph’s New Cathedral by Buffalo Bishop James A. McNulty.

Among his assignments were assistant at St. Paul’s Church for five years, and in 1981 assistant pastor at St. Andrew’s Parish, both in Kenmore.

In 1993, he returned to St. Andrew’s as senior parochial vicar. In 1998, he was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Amelia Parish in the Town of Tonawanda, while continuing as chaplain at Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

McTigue was given the added responsibility in 2008 as chaplain at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

He retired in 2009.

During his ministry in the diocese, McTigue was a Pre-Cana instructor, moderator of Kolping Society of Buffalo and an advocate on the Marriage Tribunal and taught at Turner Carroll High School, Trocaire College and Niagara University, among other activities.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Edward M. Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Amelia Church, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore.