REV. FR. ALLAN JOSEPH MAYOTTE

Dec 23, 1934 - Jan 13, 2022

REV. FR. ALLAN JOSEPH MAYOTTE

December 23, 1934 - January 13, 2022

Obituary

Rev. Fr. Allan Joseph Mayotte, 87, of Marquette, died Thursday morning, January 13, 2022 at Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette.

Fr. Mayotte was born on December 23, 1934 in Marquette to the late Clifford J. and Marie (Tousignant) Mayotte.

Fr. Mayotte attended the Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz, WI, received a Bachelor's Degree from Sacred Heart Seminary in Franklin, WI and St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, MI. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Thomas Noa on June 4, 1960 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.

Fr. Mayotte served as Associate Pastor at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Ironwood, MI, St. Ann Catholic Church, Menominee, MI, St. Anne Catholic Church, Escanaba, MI, St. Joseph & St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hancock, MI, Sacred Heart of Jesus, L'Anse, MI and Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He was then relieved for chaplaincy in the U.S. Air Force until September of 1973 when he became Pastor at St. Anne Catholic Church, Chassell, MI, then moving to St. Joseph Parish, Rudyard, MI, Holy Family Mission, Barbeau, MI, St. Jude Catholic Church, White Pine, MI, St. Ann Catholic Church, Bergland, MI. Fr. Mayotte served as Dean of the Ironwood Deanery from January 1985 until July of 1999. During this time, he was Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish, Wakefield, MI, St. Catherine Catholic Church, Marenisco, MI, St. Joseph Parish, Lake Linden, MI, and St. Joseph Parish, Perkins, MI.

Fr. Mayotte received his senior priest status in July of 2000 where he went on to serve as Chaplain for the Carmelite Sisters at the Monastery of the Holy Cross. He very much enjoyed this assignment and the Sisters loved having him there.

Fr. Mayotte is survived by his sisters, Mary Bradley and Carol Keeler, both of Marquette and several nieces, nephews & cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Layne and two brothers, Richard and Kenneth Mayotte.

Reception of Fr. Mayotte's body will take place at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation to follow from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in the church with Rev. Fr. Timothy Ekaitis, Vicar General of the Diocese of Marquette, presiding, Rev. Larry Van Damme, homilist and concelebrated by priests of the Diocese of Marquette. Members of Bishop Baraga the Snowshoe Priest Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will act as honor guard.

A luncheon will be held in Father Gauthier Hall following the Mass. Entombment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Fr. Mayotte's family where memories and condolences may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Louis the King Catholic Church

264 Silver Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855

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Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm
St. Louis the King Catholic Church

264 Silver Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855

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