Whitestone corner proposed to be named after Monsignor John C. Tosi

Msgr Tosi

Councilman Paul Vallone has put in legislation to co-name the intersection of Clintonville Street and Locke Avenue in Whitestone as “Msgr. John C. Tosi Way.”

Community Board 7 approved the co-naming at their monthly meeting on Monday.

Tosi was a priest for over 45 years, and a monsignor for 23 years in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

He passed away on May 23 after suffering from a coronary condition. He was 73.

Born in Flushing, Tosi attended St. Ann’s School, Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School, Cathedral College, Douglaston and Immaculate Conception Seminary.

Tosi was ordained a monsignor in 1997. In January 2005, he was named pastor of St. Luke’s, where he stayed until he died this year.

“Monsignor Tosi was a man of deep faith and firm commitment to bettering each and every community he served throughout his lifetime,” Vallone said. “His loss is felt profoundly throughout the Whitestone community and I’m proud to propose this street co-naming in his honor.”

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