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Catalog Number 2016.55.27
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Scope & Content This article is about Father Frank Toste who is a "priest/actor/teacher from Peabody Massachusetts. Toste has been a priest for the Holy Cross Fathers for the past 21 years. The Holy Cross Fathers "encourages its priests to work in non-religious institutions." Frank was also a advisor for the T.V. show M.A.S.H.

From Frank Toste's obiturary:

http://hosting-6751.tributes.com/obituary/show/Frank-A.-Toste-91865771

Father Toste was born on March 20, 1926 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Anthony and Mary (Pental) Toste. He entered the U.S. Navy in March of 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946 after service in the U.S., Europe and Africa. He received a B.A. from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. Father Toste entered the Congregation of Holy Cross and made his first and final vows on September 12, 1954 and August 16, 1958, respectively. He was ordained a priest on April 30, 1960. He received an M.A. in Theology from Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C. in 1960 and an M.A. in Literature from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1991.

Father Toste taught at Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was camp director at Camp Sebaik in Maine. He taught at St. Peter’s High School in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he became assistant principal in 1969. Father Toste also taught at Peabody High School in Peabody, Massachusetts where he was head of the drama department. While pursuing doctoral studies at the Union Institute of Cincinnati he assisted at St. Anthony’s Parish in Sanbornville, New Hampshire. In 2008, he retired to Cocoa Beach, Florida until his return "up north" to the North Dartmouth community in 2010.

Always an avid stage and screen participant, Father Toste received certificates in Cinema from the School of Cinema/Television at the University of Southern California and the Feagin School of Drama and Radio in New York City. He was most proud of his affiliation with the film," Love Story," in which he had a speaking role and met the co-stars of the film, Ryan O’Neil and Ali MacGraw. Fr. Toste was also an Equity Actor and a technical advisor for the long-standing television series MASH and appeared in Oliver’s Story, and was on stage at the North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA. He was a long-term member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Access Conditions Restricted to use in Sutton Room or Research Room.
Creator Unknown
Other Creators Janet Duncan
Title A Priest of Many Tales
Level of description Folder
Copyrights All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Newspaper Collection
Subjects Peabody (Mass.)
Peabody (Mass.) - Biography
Peabody (Mass.)--History