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Massachusetts Catholic Church Priest & Clergy Sex Abuse List

Massachusetts Priest Sex Abuse List: A list of Roman Catholic Priests & Clergy members of the Massachusetts Diocese accused of sex abuse and/or sexual assault of minors.

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Merson Law has compiled a list of Roman Catholic Priests and Clergy members (the Massachusetts priest sex abuse list) accused of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault of minors. The Sexual Assault team at Merson Law specializes in Catholic Clergy and Priest Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault cases.

This information found in this list is compiled from the Database of Publicly Accused Priests and does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty.

Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements.

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Massachusetts Priest Sex Abuse List

Merson Law’s Massachusetts Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from accounts of sexual abuse by a member of the Massachusetts Catholic Church network. The names in this list are only those that have been found to be credible, however it is likely that there are names missing, due to the sheer number of accounts and the historical aversion to transparency by the Catholic Church.

This list is not endorsed by the Archdiocese, which has yet to release the names of priests found guilty through its own internal investigations.

Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Acres John H. Boston, MA Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of sudents at Boston College High School in the late 1980s. Claims referred to Suffolk DA. Officially left the Order sometime between 1995-2002, per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Albert Brother Boston, MA Brother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 – 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled.
Angeli Joseph Boston, MA Native of Italy. Priest of the Diocese of Tacna, Peru. May have begun working in MA in 1959. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston Archdiocese. Died 5/4/93. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was “visiting priest.” In 12/15 a woman stated publicly that she was abused as a minor in the early 1960s in Hondo, TX by Angeli; she called on the San Antonio archdiocese to verify her allegations and settle her claim. On the San Antonio archdiocese’s list 1/31/19; assigned there 1960-62. Also worked in the Diocese of El Paso. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/19.
Atwater John T. Boston, MA Documents revealed in 2002 that in 1993 Atwater was accused of abuse of a 14-yr-old boy who was a Cardinal Cushing Academy student in 1971, when Atwater was the school’s Director. Atwater denied the allegations. He retired in 2002 and was sent for therapy which said he “had no sexual conflicts.” In 2/02 another man alleged he was abused by Atwater at same school some time after 1967. In 9/04 a man says he was abused by Atwater at age 12 in approximately 1969. Atwater died in 2006. Canonical investigation not complete at his death.
Aubut Charles E. Boston, MA Accused of abuse on unspecified date and location per diocesan records. He was also supervisor of Paul Desilets just before Desilets was transferred to Canada after parents complained to Aubut. Aubut was sued in at least one lawsuit because he was Desilets’ immediate supervisor. Retired 1984. Died 4/19/02. No formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Bacigalupo Leonard Boston, MA Died 10/10/94. Per 1/03 articles, Bacigalupo was accused of unspecified abuse at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Boston in 1969 or 1970. His personnel file had just been released. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Bailot Eugene Boston, MA Bailot (or Baillot) was one of 16 priests named for the first time in numerous sexual abuse lawsuits filed in 1/03 in Boston. Woman said Bailot abused her and her brother in 1950s after establishing himself as “a darling” in the eyes of their family. He retired in 1975; died in 1983. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation.
Balcom Gary E. Boston, MA In 1993 lawsuit, Balcom was accused of showering with an altar boy, fondling him, giving him alcohol and threatening him in 1970s. Admitted molesting 8 or 9 children. Placed on sick leave in 1985, privileges removed in 1992 and “voluntarily” laicized 4/98. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Died 10/02.
Barr Frederick L. Boston, MA Placed on leave 8/09 from assignment at St. Patrick’s church in Watertown after recent allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1980s. He was parochial vicar at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Belmont from 1985 to 1990, when the abuse was alleged to have occurred. Still on administrative leave as of 8/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Barrett Robert E. Boston, MA First claim was in 1993 re molestation on 1960s camping trip. Settled 1994 for $30K. 2nd claim was in 1997 suit where he was alleged to have abused 15 yr old youth for almost two years in 1967-1968 while working as priest and coach of Framingham MA church swim team. Placed on permanent disability in 1995 and spent time in psychiatric hospital. Also allegations in 2002 of prior abuse. Assigned to life of prayer & penance 2004. Died 3/08.
Barry Gerard D. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/7/19. Died 9/4/2010.
Barry Richard J. Boston, MA In 2002, Barry’s personnel file indicated that he had allegedly raped and assaulted a youth at Tewksbury’s St. William’s parish. Barry was later transferred to Dallastown, PA. Name also included in 3/03 NH Atty General’s report on abusive priests. Documents say same man claimed that Barry repeatedly raped and sexually abused him beginning at age 16 or 17 in NH. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list released 8/1/18.
Basso Settimo (or Septimo) Boston, MA Arrived in U.S. from Italy in 1947. Worked in Boston for 23 years before transferring to RI. Later went to Canada before returning to RI. Died in Italy in 1999. Accused in 2005 civil suit of abuse of one boy at St. Lazarus Parish, East Boston between1960-1961. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said 7/11 that almost all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Bayers Sydney H. Boston, MA In 1994, 3 sisters complained of inappropriate behavior and abuse in 1970s when they were young. In 1996 a man accused Bayers of masturbating and striking him repeatedly for years, beginning in about 1960 when boy was 11. Boy’s father died then and Bayers “practically lived” at his home and went drinking with his mother. Died 3/79. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.
Beale Robert P. Boston, MA Removed 7/02 after “credible” accusations surfaced that he molested a minor in 1970s. At the time of his suspension, he was director of Our Lady’s Hall, a rehabilitation center for priests accused of molesting children. Long-time chaplain at Norfolk Co. House of Corrections. Last known to be living in Quincy and Stoughton MA. Voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Beauvais Leon F. Boston, MA Beauvais was one of 16 newly identified priests who were named in 1/03 litigation as having sexually abused minors. Article says he is deceased but does not detail any other information about the abuse. [He died 3/97.] No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.
Berthold George C. Boston, MA Sued 2000. Lawsuit accused him of sexual assault and battery in 1976. Archdiocese said it learned of allegations in 1999. While dean af St. John’s undergraduate college in Brighton in 1995, he was accused of improper advances towards a freshman seminarian. Cardinal Law dismissed him but then allowed him to teach in NC in 1997. Archdiocese finally withdrew permission and he was fired. Personnel file released 12/02. Still on administrative leave 10/15; canonical proceedings are still in process.
Birmingham Joseph E. Boston, MA Accused of abusing more than 50 boys and 1 girl, beginning in seminary. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1964 when he admitted abusing 2 boys. After transfer he reoffended and was transferred again. Sent for treatment in 1987 after he admitted abusing a boy same year. Died 4/19/1989. Paul Cultrera located other victims in 1995 and filed suit. Claim settled 1996 for $50K. Hogan complaint filed 2002 by 53 victims; settled 2003. Another lawsuit naming Birmingham & 2 others was settled for $475K 12/08.
Bocciarelli John “Giovanni” Boston, MA Archdiocese received report in 1997 that Bocciarelli performed oral sex on a 9 or 10-year-old boy in late 1960s. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Joseph Fugulo in the same time period. Only first name and parish noted in Boston documents but identity of priest confirmed through Official Catholic Directory. Returned to Italy 1995 or 1997, per obituary. Died 4/19/98 in Arco, Italy. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database, possibly because he was an Order priest.
Bolduc Paul J. Boston, MA Accused on 8/21/02 of sexually abusing a minor in approximately 1961. Put on administrative leave 8/27/02 by Cardinal Law. Died 12/2009. Boston AD database in 8/11 says no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death. Bolduc’s obituary says that he was cleared by the Review Board 7/03 and allowed to return to his public ministry without restrictions.
Bossa Barry F. Boston, MA Pled guilty in 1974 to charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse of 12 yr old boy. Served no jail time. Order knew but let him be ordained. 2 victims filed suit in Boston in 2002 They allege he performed oral sex on them as 8 and 10 yr olds in Bridgewater in1970s when he was a “parish brother.” Worked in NY archdiocese in 2002. Transferred to Rome after NY Archdiocese pulled his privileges. MA charges filed and attempts made to extradite him. Died 5/07. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Boucher Clarence R. Boston, MA Woman gave public testimony in 2/07 that Boucher had touched her inappropriately when she was 13. Events said to have occurred at St. Jean the Baptiste in Lynn MA. His behavioral habits with young girls were allegedly well-known within the parish. Boucher was never punished by the Archdiocese. He retired in 1982 and died in 2001. Boston AD database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Boulanger Raymond A. Boston, MA Personnel file one of several released to public 12/02 because it contained allegations of sexual abuse. Boulanger, then 81, said he used to give girls affectionate hugs and believes that one of the mothers must have misinterpreted what he was doing and filed complaint. He denied any accusation of misconduct. No clear accusations found in file per another article. Died 2/12/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Boulanger (Br. Leonard) Xavier Leonard Boston, MA In 2005 civil suit, one man alleged that he was abused by Br. Leonard Xavier, a teacher at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1967-1968 when he was a minor. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Br. Leonard died in 1987. His obituary gave his name as “Xavier Leonard Boulanger.” Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Man in his 60s sued 5/17, alleging abuse at Central Catholic as a boy by Boulanger and 3 other Marist brothers. Said he told principal, but no action.
Bourque Real (Ray) Boston, MA Accused in 1979 and in 1994 of abusing male minors in late 1970s at the Oblates’ center in Natick MA, where he was Director. Abuse alleged also from his time as Director of a retreat house in ME. Bourque was reassigned by Cardinal Medeiros after allegations in 1981 and continued in ministry until admitting abusing teens in the 1990s. Sent to treatment 1979 and again 1994. Employed by EWTN for 12 years, prior to and after 1994 treatment, including appearing on TV and youth ministry. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Braley James E. Boston, MA Braley, pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Plymouth, was removed 2/12 after recent allegation of abuse of a minor in early 1980s. Archdiocese notified authorities and began its own investigation. Braley denied the allegation. Assigned at St. Peter Parish, in Cambridge, from 1975 to 1981, and Archbishop Williams High School, in Braintree, from 1981 to 1986. As of 11/1/13, both a man and woman alleged abuse between 1975-1981. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Status on archdiocesan website changed 3/16 from “Case in Process” to “Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.”
Breton Philippe Boston, MA Served in 14 parishes. Placed on leave 3 times–1950, 1951, and 1957–and returned to ministry 3 times. Retired in 1978. Died 4/13/84. Personnel files released 12/02. Accused of abusing altar boys in both Boston, MA and Manchester, NH dioceses. 4 claims included in the NH 10/02 settlement for $950K. Abuse dates back to early 1950s and Boston, at least, knew then. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.
Brizzolara Andrew Boston, MA Brizzolara resigned from his parish assignment in New Haven, CT 1/04 after allegations surfaced that he had molested a child in early 1980s when he was working in Boston Archdiocese. He was ordered to leave CT and to reside with members of his order in NY state. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards, related to 1/16 settlement with Scalabrinians.
Buchette Anthony L. Boston, MA Retired in 1997. Personnel file produced 12/02. Accused of molesting two teenage brothers after using trophies to lure them to his room at St. Hugh’s in Roxbury in late 1970s. Suit filed 2002 & settled. Two accusers filed suit 5/03 and four more came forward after suit filed. Four of seven accusers participated in first Boston settlements. Others didn’t file in timely manner. His 2005 involuntary laicization announced 3/06.
Bullock Myron F. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Also worked in Washington DC Archdiocese. Died 4/17/07. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Buntel Richard A. Boston, MA Accused 1994 of abusing boy 1979-85 from age 14. Alleged to have provided boy with cocaine and violent porn and abused him often, including oral sex. He admitted drug use but claimed sex was 1984-85 only. Settled 5/96 for $55K. Accused 2002 of abusing homeless man aged 21. Treated at Our Lady’s Hall 1983 for drugs and personal problems. Drugs and boys date to 1971-78 assignment. Evaluated at St. Luke’s 1994 & 1997. Removed 2002. Allegations found unsubstantiated. Status per archdiocese website 10/15 is “Found Unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.”
Burgess Robert Boston, MA Plaintiff’s atty notified Boston DA 3/02 that his client had been abused by Burgess and another brother of the Salesian Order in 1970. Abuse by Burgess alleged to have occured on trip back from camp in NH and in Burgess’ room at the rectory in Boston. Documents included with the Manchester AG report 3/03 and the NH AG Audit Report of 3/7/09. Lawsuit settled. Allegations referred to Suffolk DA. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was a member of an Order.
Butler Richard J. Boston, MA Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a child in Cambridge MA. Not included on archdiocese’s list of accused as of 3/28/16. Assigned to parishes in Foxboro, Cambridge, Sharon Rockland. Pastor or Administrator for parishes in Cambridge, Lexington, Brookline, Norwood, Stow and Melrose. Served as a hospital and high school chaplain. Held a number of leadership positions in archdiocese. Died 9/30/12.
Butler William L. Boston, MA Accused 8/02 of molesting a 13- yr-old boy in 1966 while in Canada on a trip to Butler’s family property. Suspended by Cardinal Law. Butler denied the charges, saying he never took trip with boy. Believed to be living near Revere MA as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database. Died 12/17/17.
Byrne Joseph F. Boston, MA Received probation in 2005 for theft of parish funds. Lived at St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth MA (Fall River diocese) & helped as fill-in priest in retirement. Removed 5/12 after accusation he sexually abused a child in early 1970s. Investigation started. Reinstated 5/23/13 after Review Board found allegation unsubstantiated. No charges by DA’s office due to SOL. Removed 02/14 after a second allegation of child sexual abuse in early 1970s. Died 6/18/14. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards.
Callaghan George J. Boston, MA Personnel files released 12/02. Accused of sexual advances in 1983 toward a 17-yr-old boy in rectory bedroom of Lawrence MA parish. Matter settled. Same youth accused Rev. Alfred M. Murphy O.S.A., assigned to same parish, of repeatedly sexually abusing him a few months later during a cross-country trip. Callaghan accused also of sexually harassing a 22-yr-old male employee of the MA parish. Settled 1993 for $17K. Transferred late 1980s or early 1990s to Augustinian headquarters in PA, then to nursing home due to Alzheimers disease. Died 12/24/08. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest..
Caparella Alan E. Boston, MA Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one individual who alleged abuse by Caparella at some point between 1963-1985. Caparella was working at St. Leonard’s Parish in Boston at the time. No further information is known. He was assigned to Holy Ghost Church in Whitman at the time of his death in 4/91.
Carew Michael John Boston, MA Worked in Archdiocese of Accra 1946 (1949?)-1957. Worked in Boston from 1957 and was incardinated there in 1964. Voluntarily laicized in 1971. Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse of 2 girls in early 1960s. Possibly a 3rd female victim. He was assigned to Immaculate Conception parish in Newburyport 4/60 to 2/63. Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11 stated he was publicly accused on other grounds after his laicization.
Carroll John P. Boston, MA Removed from Boston assignment in 1963 after “true allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman.” Sent as extern priest to Pittsburgh PA diocese and worked in at least 6 parishes. Returned to Boston in 1972. Accused in 1997 of raping a boy in early 1960s at St. Michael’s in Elizabeth PA. Carroll denied allegation, told Cardinal Law. Kept in ministry until December 2003. Pittsburgh Diocese waited 11 years after learning about allegations before notifying parishioners in 2014. In 9/15 Carroll remains on administrative leave while steps being taken toward laicization. Living at a private assisted-living facility.
Cartier, Jr. Frederick J. Boston, MA Personnel file released 1/03. (2002?) letter in the file accused Cartier of repeatedly molesting a teenage boy at St. Barbara’s rectory in Woburn and on overnight campting trips to New Hampshire in about 1970. Name also on list of MA priests revealed as abusers in the 3/03 report on Manchester Diocese issued by the NH AG’s office. Also named in NH AG Audit Report 3/7/09. “Voluntary” laicization announced 2/11/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Casey Walter E. Boston, MA Name publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabadian 5/7/19. Casey died 2/21/08.
Caverzan Guido Boston, MA Accused in a 7/18/77 letter to Order of sexually abusing 3 boys. A 10/11/94 memo refers to 2 other allegations. In 1/03 a man brought suit re abuse in the mid-1970s. Those documents were publicly filed later in 2003, and on 2/26/04 Caverzan was accusedin a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy age 10-12 in the NY archdiocese, beginning in 1966. Removed from parish in Venice FL. Died 9/28/94 in Caracas at order’s headquarters. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest.
Chaisson John C. Boston, MA Placed on voluntary leave in 2003. Allegations made in 1974 but he remained active. Church investigated and exonerated him. After review of case files in 2003, Archbishop O’Malley decided the case warranted further review and placed Chaisson on leave pending a new investigation. Per 10/15 Boston AD database, Review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process Retired but privileges still restricted.
Charest Edmund P. Boston, MA Accused in a suit filed 1/03 of repeatedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in about 1971. Allowed to continue working by Bishop Lennon but placed on indefinite leave by Archbishop O’Malley, as announced 8/23/03. Reportedly sued by two additional men alleging Charest molested and raped them as boys. Charest living in the Back Bay area near an elementary school as of 5/08. Still on administrative leave as of 9/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Coleman Joseph K. Boston, MA Coleman admitted molesting two boys at Mattapan’s St. Angela’s parish in early 1980s when he was suffering from alcohol problem. A 1987 church memo from Rev. John B. McCormack (who went on to become Manchester NH bishop) said Coleman admitted to a strong attraction to boys and that he had touched other young boys. Coleman was treated at Institute for Living, then allowed to work at two hospitals. Privileges removed 1996 & 2003. “Voluntarily” laicized 2005. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Collins Jeremiah J. Boston, MA Died 1982. Named as an abuser in suit filed in 2002. Man said Collins molested him when he was about 13 in 1968 in Waltham MA and at cottage in NH. Collins was NOT named as a MA abuser in the report released 2/03 by NH Attorney General’s office. Served as assistant at St. Joseph’s in Amesbury MA from 9/52 – 2/58. Boston AD database in 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Connell John K. Boston, MA Accused in 2002 lawsuit of abusing 12-yr-old boy during a trip to FL in 1975 or 1976 and in Plymouth, MA. Removed as St. John’s Prep school chaplain by Archdiocese 1994 (1995?) after church officials received a complaint against him. More allegations in 1997. $45K settlement 6/98. Another accusation arose re 1982 abuse. Connell received treatment and was reassigned in 1984. Retired 11/01. Voluntary laicization announced 6/05. Died 2007. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Connelly James E. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 10/8/85. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Conte Denis A. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02. Removed from active ministry 1994 after Archdiocese received a demand letter from attorney for man who said Conte had sexually abused him when he was 11 or 12. He admitted sharing bed with boy and kissing him on lips but denied sexual abuse. Settled 1995 for $150K. Also accused of abuse in NH. “Voluntary” laicization in 2004 announced 6/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Cotter John M. Boston, MA First accused publicly in 1993 suit of repeatedly molesting boy 1968-75 from age 7, including oral, digital and anal rape. Boy Scout leader William Reynolds was accused of abusing boy also. Many other victims came forward, male and female. Archdiocese is alleged to have known by 1974. CYO, Boy Scouts and confession used in abuse. In 1994, 1st plaintiff sent letter about abuse to John Paul II. In 1995-98, 7 settled for $575K; 4 others for $361K. Cotter died 1989. Victims continue to come forward.
Coughlin Richard T. Boston, MA Coughlin went from Boston to the Diocese of Orange in 1965 and established the All American Boys Chorus. Excardinated to Orange 1971. Allegations in 1993 that he abused several boys who were members of the choir 1970-1983; at least 3 suits filed 1993 and 1994. LA Archdiocese report says 6 accusers. Also accused of abuse in Boston MA and NH before time in CA. Named in 2002 Boston suit. Over $3M in settlements. Permanently restricted from ministry per Boston AD database 8/15. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. One plaintiff, from Boston, said Coughlin abused him 1957-62. Suit filed in Orange County 2/3/17 alleged abuse of Boys Choir member beginning age 10. Status as of 8/6 was “Life of Prayer and Penance.”
Creighton Gerard E. Boston, MA 1973 memo to Cardinal Medeiros complained that Creighton had been transferred 17 times in 22 years and that the man was sick. In 1977 woman wrote to archdiocese saying she had seen two girls imitating oral sex and that they said they were imitating Creighton and their mother. Woman filed suit 1998 re abuse as 17 yr old. Dismissed 5/03 on SOL. Retired 1985. Placed on leave 1997. Died 2004. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Croke Edmund W. Boston, MA Croke’s personnel file was one of 16 released in Boston 1/03. He was accused in 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing at least one child. Died 1971. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Crowley, Jr. Joseph I. Boston, MA Ordained as permanent deacon in 1980; assigned to St Anne’s in Readville 1980-1992. Also worked as a chaplain at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton (1989-1994) and Children’s Hospital in Boston (1994-1998). Arrested 8/26/98. Pleaded guilty in 2/99 to six counts of rape and seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child younger than 14. His victims were two family members. Sentenced to three successive 2 1/2-year terms and 10 years probation. Voluntarily laicized per 3/18/06 article and Archdiocese of Boston list released 8/25/11.
Cullen William J. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits on its list 1/15/19. Credibly accused in 2016 of abuse of a minor 1995-96. Assigned during that time to Nativity Prep in Boston. Cullen died 5/25/10. On the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. No known allegations there. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 2005.
Cumerlato Eugenio (Eugene) Boston, MA Native of Italy, Worked in Italy, Mexico, possibly Bangladesh, and the U.S. Lived in the 1949-55 and the 1980s at Xaverian’s Mission Animation Center in Holliston, MA. At least one lawsuit settled naming Cumerlato as perpetrator of sex abuse. Died in Italy 12/4/89.
Cummings William J. Boston, MA Member of the Singing Priests; died of AIDS 5/94. Personnel file released 1/03; contained allegations that he abused a 10- yr-old boy in Somerville, MA in 1982. Lawsuits filed 6/02 & 8/02. Both later settled, one in massive Boston settlement 2003 and the other in a private settlement 12/03. A pending 3rd suit 12/03. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.
Curran Thomas M. Boston, MA Removed 2002. Accused of abuse of a minor in 1970s. Second allegation of abuse made in 2004. Archdiocese announced 3/07 that it could not substantiate either of the charges. Curran’s status then changed from “on leave” to “permanent disability” but he was limited to family only when saying Mass, etc. New allegations raised 9/10 and even limited mass privileges removed. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database. In 10/15 Curran’s status is “Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.”
Dailey Francis E/Br Cosmas Boston, MA Bro. Cosmas. Joined the Xaverians in 1900. Died in 1961. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes an allegation reported in 1999 of abuse 1951-55 in Danvers, MA.
Daly Robert F. Boston, MA Accused of abuse with numerous other priests in 1/05 lawsuit. Placed on leave in 1984 after four years at St Anne’s in Readville. On 6/13/11, archdiocese announced that Daly had been voluntarily laicized and stated that ‘he was accused of sexually abusing minors occurring in the 1970s and early 1980s,’ when he was assigned in Brockton, Plymouth (briefly), and Readville. Working as school psychologist at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston MA when laicization announced. Placed on leave by school after it learned of early civil suit. Was expected to retire at end of year. Boston archdiocese database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Daniels Sister Agnes Boston, MA Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one accuser who alleged abuse by Sr. Agnes who was working at St. Mary School in Boston at the time. This was first public reference to her. Abuse said to have occurred at some point between 1963 and 1985. No further information has been made available.
Dawber Stephen F. Boston, MA Dawber and two other Jesuits at Boston College High School, were accused of molesting several students in the 1970s. He is also alleged to have arranged to have one of the other Jesuits, James Talbot, transferred with him to Cheverus High in Maine where Talbot abused again. Dawber is not known to have abused at Cheverus before returning to Boston College High. Dawber was suspended 3/02 from his position at the school. Died 4/29/10. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest.
DeBerardinis Fidelis (Francis) Boston, MA Worked in Boston MA, Honduras, Guatemala, Trinidad, Israel and NY. Charged 2002 with sexual assault of as many as 7 altar boys 1968-1973. Left MA in 1973 which stopped the statute. Franciscan order said that it settled a sexual misconduct claim against him “a decade ago” [1992?] involving one of the men who filed criminal charges in 2002. Pleaded guilty 2004 to assaulting 8 youths; sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 yrs probation. Still in custody 11/11. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Desilets Paul M. Boston, MA Accused of molesting at least 20 altar boys between 1974 and 1984 in MA. Returned to Canada in 1984. Indicted 2002 for molesting 18 addl boys between 1978-1984. Finally extradited from Canada, pled guilty, & sentenced in 2005 to up to 18 months in prison Also probation. Asked judge to excuse him from sex offender treatment because of his advanced age (82) and health. Allowed to return to Canada to serve probation. Died 2010 at 86. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Dever Gerard V. Boston, MA Allegations in personnel file said Dever repeatedly played with girls’ clothing and touched their breasts. From 1993-1996, at least 8 girls complained about him. Parishioners were so upset in 1996 that they were threatening to go en masse to see Cardinal. Never suspended but contined therapy recommended. Died 1997 from lymphoma. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Dewey Charles F. Boston, MA Accused by male in 2005 civil suit of abuse at St. Mary’s, Dedham between 1971-1975. Dewey retired in 1987. He died in 1996. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims associated with the case were settled. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Dewire John J. Boston, MA Per 1/03 article, Dewire was named for the first time in a lawsuit that had just been filed. He was one of 40 priests named by multiple victims. In the suit, he was accused of raping a 10 yr old boy in 1967. Dewire died in 1994. Attorney for Plaintiff announced in 2011 that all claims had been settled. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Doherty Mark C. Boston, MA Accused of molesting two boys during a 1977 camping trip to NH. A woman later said he had molested her when she was a child and 2 brothers from another family said Doherty had also molested them in 1979. Info arose in 1992 or 1993 when he was a seminary student about to be ordained. Never ordained but moved to Charlotte and worked as religion teacher at Charlotte Catholic High and as deacon. Charlotte Bishop wanted to ordain but Cardinal Law refused. Finally removed 2/03.
Donahue Richard T. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/17/19. Donahue was retired at time of the release of his name.
Donnelly George Boston, MA Teacher & Director of Student Activities at St. John’s prep school for almost 20 years, before being accused of molesting one male student in 1993. Initially denied the charges but later admitted to two incidents with the then 17-yr-old student while denying two other allegations re same student. School’s headmaster called conduct “was so egregious as to force removal from his post.” DA’s office did not consider the incidents to be of a criminal nature. Allowed to serve as hospital chaplain by 2006. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Donnelly Thomas D. Boston, MA Has been absent without permission since 1981. Accused in 5/2000 of repeated sexual assaults of a girl aged 6 to 11 in 1974-79. Abuse is alleged at two Boston parishes and during trips to NH that included other girls. He denied the allegation. 5/31/01 memo indicated that the archdiocese deemed it credible. Named in suit by 1 woman filed 2/02. Personnel filed released 12/02. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Restricted.
Dority John Francis Boston, MA Spent six years as missionary in Brazil 1960s-early 1970s. Worked as fill-in priest at Holy Name in Roslindale, MA during visits to family. Worked in NY 1974-1975 and in NJ in 1976. Left Order 1976; laicized in 1980. Arrested in RI 2003 for abuse of 12-year-old and 19-year-old boys. Convicted in 2005. Served two years in prison. On CT sex offender registry. A 2010 suit alleged abuse of two boys in Roslindale during leaves from Brazil. Admitted abuse. Judge awarded $3M to plaintiffs 10/11. Not in Boston AD Database. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. Noted to be living in 2019 in the diocese, but was never affiliated with it.
Dorsey Ronald Boston, MA Accused in a 2004 suit of sex abuse in the early 1950s of a 12-year-old boy at Camp Wyoma in Hinsdale MA, in the Springfield diocese. Dorsey was then a seminarian in the Boston archdiocese. The suit also alleges abuse by Br. John Fowler at the Stigmatines’ Elm Bank Minor Seminary in the Boston archdiocese. Dorsey apparently left the priesthood and moved in 1969 to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was affiliated with San Andres Catholic church. He died on 7/19/08.
Duffy William J. Boston, MA Moved 3-4 times in 1st 4 yreas of career. Taught in Philippines. Army chaplain during WWII. Included on list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this priest. At 96, he was oldest Jesuit priest in the Northeast Province of US when he died 7/98. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database because he was an Order priest.
Dunn John A. Boston, MA Laicized in 1973 and married in 1974. Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing the neighborhood paperboy repeatedly in 1967-68 starting at age 12. Dunn was also accused of abusing the boy together with the pastor, Leo V. Dwyer, and of holding the boy down while Dwyer abused him. The same boy also accused Rev. Robert E. Barrett at the same parish, saying this was “not the first allegation” against the 3 priests. Named in 1/03 suit, perhaps by a different complainant. On Boston AD database 8/11.
Dwyer Leo V. Boston, MA Personnel files released 2002 with allegations that he abused a youth 1967-1968. Plaintiff filed suit 1993 re abuse by Dwyer and by John Dunn and Robert Barrett. Retired in 1979; died in 1989. Also named by 1 in 2005 civil suit re abuse at at St. Mary’s, Hull between 1964-1970. Almost all claims in that suit re multiple defendants have settled. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Fairbairn Frank E. Boston, MA Fairbairn died 9/00 after 31 yrs as a priest. Left position as chaplain at Northeastern University to work as a priest in Peru, 1994-1999. Per 1/03 articles, Fairbairn was named for first time in recent lawsuit, accused of abuse of a 14-yr-old boy in 1970. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, no formal determination of guilt either because Fairbairn died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Farrell Nolan Boston, MA Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Farrell is one of 3 of the accused religious who was still alive in 2011. Whereabouts unknown.
Fay Robert D. Boston, MA Fay took “health leave for a heart condition” in 1988 but worked as a real estate agent. Woman filed suit 12/02 alleging that he abused her as a teen in 1970s. Said he provided her and others with alcohol and marijuana. Settled 2003. Files released 2/03 say church knew in 1980 that Fay had been arrested in NH for “drunkeness and use of narcotics” and that there were other allegations of misbehavior with youths. Involuntary laicization announced 2/12/05.
Fichtner Robert C. Boston, MA One man filed suit 1/05 alleging Fichtner abused him at St. Joseph’s school when he was a young boy. Fichtner retired in 2002; placed on leave 2003 when the allegations were made. In 6/05 Archdiocese lifted all restrictions after review board could not verify the allegation.Retired 2002. Prior to retirement, Fichtner was a member of the College of Consultors for Archdiocese. Died June 7, 2013.
Finegan Paul J. Boston, MA Accused in 1980 of abusing 2 girls; renewed complaint in 1989 regarding same girls, including details of skin-to-skin sexual touching and names of 3 other possible victims; treated at Southdown and returned to ministry; removed in 2002 after nun reported to Cardinal Law that a “credible young man” had said he had been abused as a minor. “Voluntarily” laicized 2005. Last known to be living in Randolph. In 2009 another woman filed police report which alleged abuse when she worked in rectory as a young teen.
Flynn, Jr. John H. Boston, MA Accused in 1/03 civil suit of fondling a 6-year-old girl in 1978. Flynn denied the accusation.Settled by arbitration with the archdiocese in 2003. Reinstated in 10/05 by archdiocese, which stated that the allegation could not be substantiated. See 8/11 Boston AD database. Died 1/30/11.
Foley James D. Boston, MA Sent to the Calgary diocese because of a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. Calgary sent Foley back to Boston in 1968 after more trouble with the woman and “others.” Foley admitted to Law and McCormack in 1993 that he had fathered two children with a woman and later abandoned her during a fatal drug overdose. But Foley continued to serve until the notes of that meeting were revealed in 12/02. Shortly thereafter Law resigned. Wrongful death suit settled 2004.
Foley James J. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02 showed Foley was placed on leave in 1999 for allegedly fondling a 14-yr old boy’s genitals under pretense of measuring him for bodybuilding training. Foley claimed he was guilty only of “gross stupidity and indiscretion.” Banned from ministering to minors in 2000. On administrative leave with canonical case in progress as of 9/12. 2nd man came forward 2011 to Archdiocese to allege abuse at Holy Name from 1984 or 1985 to 1996. His accusations made public 9/12. In 10/15 status is “Administrative Leave; Case in Process.”
Forry Thomas P. Boston, MA In 1984, therapists suggested that Forry be sent for long-term hospitalization and treatment; he refused to go. Even though Archdiocese knew of allegations of sexual abuse and beatings of preteen boy by Forry and affairs with women, he was allowed to serve as army chaplain from 1988-1992. See history in personnel file. Abuse matter settled for $30K 12/93. Placed on leave in 2002. Laicized in 2006. Lives in South Boston 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Foster Michael Smith Boston, MA Top Canon lawyer in Archdiocese. Accused in 8/02 lawsuit of abusing a man when he was a teenager in 1980s. Suspended from duties. After number of people raised serious doubts leveled about veracity of the accuser, the man dropped the case. Law first agreed to reinstate Foster; then withdrew. Reinstated 11/02. investigation reviewed 9/03. Living in FL as of 6/07. No restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database re accused priests.
Fowler John Boston, MA Fowler’s name was turned over to authorities for investigation of possible abuse charges in 2002. 7/04 article noted that one man sued Boston and Albany dioceses alleging abuse by Fowler when he attended Elm Bank Minor Seminary in MA and by Albany priest as an adult. When he told another priest about the abuse, the priest tried to have the abusers punished. Instead, the priest bringing the complaints was punished by being transferred at least twice. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database.
Fratic Joseph P. Boston, MA One man filed suit 2/04 alleging that he was molested by Fratic, then at St. Paul’s in Cambridge, after another priest lured him to Fratic’s home. Suit says the other priest, Paul Hurley (another accused abuser), gave the 13 yr old boy porno and alcohol and Fratic molested him on one occasion. Privileges removed 2004 by the Archdiocese. Still on administrative leave as of 9/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Frey Ross S. Boston, MA Frey, a Melkite priest, was accused of molesting numerous youths from 1973-1984 during weekend retreats at St. Basil Salvatorian Center in Methuen. Received treatment. Moved to Lebanon in 1995 to study. Placed on leave in 1996 (?) but still active priest 12/02 at Notre Dame University – Louaze. Civil Suit filed. 12 plaintiffs settled lawsuit in 1999 for $240K. Personnel files released 12/02. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. New accusers came forward as of 2012. Died 6/20/14.
Frost Peter J. Boston, MA Became a military chaplain in 1971 just one year after ordination. By 1974 he was placed on sick leave. Three years later he was back in parishes. Finally removed in 1992, when he was working at St Anne’s in Readville. In 1994, wrote to Cardinal Law describing himself as a ‘sex addict’ and saying he was ashamed of the pain he had caused his victims. Allegation of abuse had surfaced in 1980. Admitted abusing as far back as 1969 as deacon. Also admitted one victim committed suicide. Named in 3 civil suits beginning in 2002. Voluntarily laicized 6/05. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Fugolo Joseph Boston, MA Accused in 1997 of taking nude photographs in late 1960s of same boy who was, at other times, being abused by Fr. John Bocciarelli, pastor of same church. Denied allegations. As of 4/08 he was serving as Administrator of St. Charles Seminary/Residence in Dongan Hills, NY. Resigned as superior of the province in 2009. In Montreal in 2010. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Per parish website in 10/15, is pastor of Madre die Cristiani in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada.
Fusoni Joseph A. Boston, MA Records show leave of absence 1978-1979. Accused in 1993 of having molested a 15-year-old altar boy during summer of 1985. Victim claimed that the pastor, Fr. O’Sullivan had been told of the abuse and that O’Sullivan said there had been a previous allegation against Fusoni by the parents of another boy. Died 7/3/88 at age 55 of lung cancer. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Gale Robert V. Boston, MA Articles in 2002 cite numerous complaints about Gale’s abuse of young boys in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Removed from ministry in 1991 but allowed to reside at a church. Accusations of abuse from that church in 1994, 1995 and 1996 lawsuits. Arrested 2002 on charges of raping an altar boy between 1980-1984. Pleaded guilty in 2004 and sentenced 4-5 yrs in prison & probation. Voluntarily laicized 2006. Also part of NH Atty General report. Released from treatment 3/09. On Sex Offender Registry as of 5/15/11.
Gallagher Brian Boston, MA Native of Ireland. Missionary in Japan, briefly back to Ireland, then sent to the U.S. Died in 2014. Accused in two lawsuits, one filed in 2017 and one in 8/18, of the sexual abuse of two brothers when they were children, 1973-76. Gallagher was assigned to St. Mark’s in Dorchester MA where the boys’ mother worked.
Gallagher John J. Boston, MA In 2005 civil suit, a woman accused Gallagher of sexually abusing her at St. Mary’s in Lawrence 1972-1978 when she was a minor. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Gallagher died 12/12/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Augustinians settled 6/18 for $1m to eight plaintiffs claiming abuse by two priests, including Gallagher. Three were women who said Gallagher abused them as girls at St. Mary’s. All were between 9 and 12 years old when allegedly abused.
Gaudreau James E. Boston, MA Removed from assignment at St Joseph’s in Lynn as of 9/23/12 after allegation he had abused a child in 2006. Placed on unpaid leave with no public ministry during archdiocesan investigation. Police were notified. Gaudreau had been at the parish since 1984, pastor since 1993. As of 9/15/13 District Attorney has said he would not file criminal charges against Gaudreau. Resigned from parish in 11/14; Canonical process ongoing.
Geoghan John J. Boston, MA Involuntarily laicized 1998. Accused in over 87 lawsuits of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Convicted 1/02 of fondling a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to 9-10 years in prison. Murdered in prison 8/03 by another inmate. Conviction then removed by court, citing pending appeal at time of death. In 2002 Archdiocese paid $10M to settle claims brought by 86 accusers but another two dozen civil suits were still pending.
Ghastin Kenneth Boston, MA In personnel file released in 12/02, there are claims that Ghastin molested two brothers at Christopher Columbus H.S. in early 1970s. Claims settled 1994. Later, the oldest brother (who received $30K) committed suicide. Ghastin was removed from contact with children in early 1990s. Last known to be working as librarian at Mount Alvernia Friary in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. May have retired to FL due to ill health. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Also worked in Pittsburgh Diocese. Died 10/02/13.
Gillespie Jerome F. Boston, MA Accused of asking oral sex on 1/25/05 from woman and 12-yr-old daughter. Pleaded not guilty to enticing child, soliciting sex, annoying/accosting, and assault. Most charges dismissed 4/4/05. Pleaded sufficient facts to annoying/accosting charge. Case continued pending alcohol and sexual offender evaluations with treatment if indicated, and no contact with minors without disclosing case. Case dismissed 2007. Returned to work without announcement. Lynnfield supply priest 4/08. Awaiting assignment 6/10. Still unassigned 2015, in residence at a Charlestown parish.
Gillespie Thomas M. Boston, MA Gillespie was pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux in North Reading MA when placed on Administrative Leave 2/15, after the archdiocese received an allegation he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. Archdiocese notified law enforcement and launched its own investigation. Status in 5/16 is “Administrative Leave, Case in Process.”
Gillette Randal (James R.) Boston, MA Personnel file released 1/03; contained 9/02 letter accusing Gillette of 1972 sexual assault of a boy at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton. No other information found. Worked in the dioceses/archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, New York. Also Honduras. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because was Order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards.
Gilpin Joseph Boston, MA Gilpin, a former seminarian, was sued 1/01 for repeatedly abusing a boy from 1965-1968. Case settled 2004. Personnel file was released 12/02. Gilpin was living in FL and working as assistant prinicpal in middle school but resigned when his name became public. Allegations came out that he had made inappropriate comments to students in FL. Also sued by 1 in ME when he was working there while a seminarian. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Gori Peter G. Boston, MA Placed on administrative leave in 4/19 after accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy 28 years prior. Gori denied the allegations. Pastor of St. Augustine’s in Andover, former canon lawyer for the archdiocesan Tribunal. Order to investigate the allegations. Gori’s accuser said he was also abused by Rev. William Waters, O.S.A. from ages 8-10, 1987-90. Both priests were at either St. Augustine’s in Lawrence or Andover.
Govoni Louis J. Boston, MA Files released 1/03 show he was accused of abusing male student at Archbishop Williams High in 1972-1974. Believe Cardinal Medeiros was told in 1977 that teenage boys frequently stayed in his room & that one was seen partially undressed at 2:00 a.m. Absent “without permission” from ministry since 1978. Lawsuit filed 8/02. In 2003, he was working as substitute teacher at Duxbury High. Fired immediately. 2010 “Voluntary” laicization announced 2/11/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Graham Daniel M. Boston, MA Accused in 1988 of repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy. Graham admitted that accusations were true but received positive assessment and was allowed to return to work. Another allegation in 1992 of abuse in 1980s resulted in restrictions but restrictions removed in 1996. Finally placed on leave 2/02. Still receives financial support from Diocese. Living in Quincy as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Guiney John E. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 6/2/98. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Hagan Arthur J. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 3/22/63. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Hanlon John R. Boston, MA Accused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys during a 14 yr period. Convicted of raping one youth and sentenced to 3 concurrent life sentences as of 3/94. Also abused victim’s brother. Would take boys to nude beaches to desensitize them. Civil suit filed by the 2 brothers settled in 1994 for undisclosed sum. Still shown as Senior Priest/Retired as of 3/05. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Still in prison 5/11.
Harrison Thomas/Bro Bosco Boston, MA Bro. Bosco. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Left in 1973. Clinical psychologist. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes an allegation of abuse in the late 1950s reported in 2009.
Hennessy William A Boston, MA Accused in a 2011 letter of repeated sexual abuse of a girl in 1962-1964, beginning when the child was age 8. Her family had befriended Hennessy, who was a senior administrator at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury MA. Hennessy often visited the girl’s mother and grandmother. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Hennessy had entered the Christian Brothers’ St Joseph’s Juniorate in Dublin in 1915. He worked in Ireland and England, and then in the Newark, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Boston archdioceses as a teacher and school administrator. He died on 9/22/78.
Hickey Gerald J. Boston, MA Former chaplain for New England Patriots football team. Unassigned since 1994. Resumed parish work in 1998 on limited basis. Two nephews came forward 3/02 alleging abuse. One said he told Boston AD by letter in 1992 and filed suit which was dismissed. Boston paid for 2 yrs’ counseling. Hickey placed on leave 2/02. Living in Scituate MA 10/08. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15.
Hightower Paul Boston, MA Personnel file released 1/03 contained allegations that Hightower had been accused of repeatedly sexually abusing at least two minors at Nazareth, a Jamaica Plain children’s home, in 1968 when he was a student at Cardinal O’Connell Seminary. Hightower left the priesthood and had a family prior to his death in 1994 at age 47. Five claims have been settled as of 5/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Holihan Thomas F/Br Rudolph Boston, MA Bro. Rudolph. Joined the Xaverians in 1931. Died in 1991. Named publicly ass accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2004 of abuse in the early 1960s in Danvers.
Holmes Edward Anthony Boston, MA Residential counselor at Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain run by the Boston AD. Left order in 2002. Arrested 2005 for abuse and photographing of 2 boys at the home in 1970s and 1980s. “Housemates” found photos in 1989. Both made complaints in 2003. Holmes sentenced to 5 yrs 1 day in prison 12/06. Pleaded guilty in 2008 to raping 3rd boy; 2 more yrs on sentence. At least 4 claims included in 2003 global settlement with Boston. One pending as of 5/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Reportedly died in 2011. Lawsuit filed 7/17 by man claiming abuse by Holmes as a boy, ages 8-11, in the 1970s at Nazareth and on camping trips in NH. Plaintiff said he told his mom, who told a nun in charge of his cottage at Nazareth, and that the nun’s response was to punish him.
Holsenbach James Barron Boston, MA Holsenbach, also known as Brother Stanislaus, is accused in complaints made in 2002 of abuse incidents in 1958 and 1960 at Central Catholic High. He was forced to leave the Marist order in 1961, possibly as the result of a disciplinary action involvingsexual misconduct. Name is also spelled Holsenback in some articles. Died 5/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Hurley Paul William Boston, MA Arrested and indicted 2002. Accused of abuse of 15 yr old boy in 1987-1988 (paid him $100 each time he and boy had sex). Pleaded not guilty and denied allegation. Convicted 6/06 and immediately began serving 3 yr provisional sentence. Sentenced to 4 yrs in prison 7/06 followed by 5 yrs probation. Involuntary laicization in 2006 announced 1/07. Released on probation & back in Sandwich, MA as of 1/10. Also on Sex offender register.
Hutchinson James Boston, MA Hutchinson (who died in 1979) was accused of abusing at least one 9 yr old boy in 1960 at St. Thomas More Parish in Braintree. He also had reputation of asking very very intimate questions during confession and of using confessional to learn peoples’ weaknesses. Family of priest apologized to family of victim in 2002.
Hyder Raymond L. Boston, MA Civil suit filed 5/03 alleged that Hyder molested a teenage boy while serving at St. Margaret’s parish in Lowell, MA. Hyder was at St. Margaret’s for most of his 46 year career, with the exception of 1951-1958. He died in 1975. 8/11 Boston AD databasereports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Iguabita-Rodriguez Kelvin E Boston, MA Iguabita, a native of Colombia, trained and ordained by Boston archdiocese, was placed on leave 7/18/01 from assignment at All Saints in Haverhill. Arrested 1/15/02 on 2 charges of rape of 15-year-old girl in 2000, after mandated reporter contacted the diocese 11/16/01 and then the authorities. Cardinal Law started canonical investigation of rape allegation on 11/17/01, citing ‘three other known accusations of inappropriate sexual relationships, one of which involves rape.’ On 6/20/03 jury found Iguabita guilty of rape of the girl. Sentenced 6/27/03 to 12-14 years in prison. Also charged 4/2/02 with assault of a 24-year-old woman prior to ordination, when he worked at St Joachim’s in Rockport. Involuntary laicization announced 2/11/05. Victim met Pope Benedict on 4/17/08. Third request for new trial denied 2/11. Apparently deported in 2015 at end of sentence. Suit filed 10/7/15 alleges abuse of girl in 1999-2001 starting at age 5 and including rape. Iguabita is reportedly in Honduras.
Jansonis Alphonse B. (Mike) Boston, MA “Fr. Mike.” Accused in 2005 civil suit of abuse of 1 girl at Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston between 1951-1957. Suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Health leave 1977, Permanent Disability status 1980. Moved 1977 to Cape Cod, assisting on week-ends at Pocasset parish 1977-2000. Died 5/13/00. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Johnson Harold J. Boston, MA His personnel file was one of several released 12/02. All of the priests had been accused of some type of abuse. No specific information provided. “Absent on Leave” per 1993 Catholic Directory. 2003 refers to him as senior (retired) priest with no assignment. Name appears on 3/5/03 Boston Globe list of 48 Boston priests dropped from 2003 clergy directory because they had been suspended from ministry after facing abuse allegations. Assigned to life of prayer & penance as of 2004. Died 12/09.
Johnson Richard G. Boston, MA “Retired” from Boston 1997. At 80, he was working part-time for Palm Beach Diocese in 2003 when he was placed on leave after it learned he had been accused of relationships with teenage girls as early as 1950s. Law certified in 1998 that Johnson was in good standing despite a 1994 written allegation that in 1963 Johnson had entered into a 1 1/2 yr relationship with 15 yr-old girl. Personnel files released 2/03. 8/11 Boston AD database says allegations found unsubstantiated but privileges restricted. Died 3/2/17.
Joyce Donald J. Boston, MA Worked in archdioceses of Washington DC, Boston MA, dioceses of Buffalo NY, Grand Rapids MI, Charlotte NC San Antonio TX. Included on list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Claimant said Joyce fondled and attempted to rape him when he was an altar boy in MA, ages 11-13, during 1977-79. Joyce working as Director of Libraries at Oblate College in San Antonio in 2011. Order said 1/27/11 he has been barred from working as a priest. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Kanchong Peter S Boston, MA Extern priest from Thailand. Began working in Boston in 1977. Arrested in 1983 & charged with molesting a girl age 9. Also molested her two brothers. Received probation; refused treatment. Cardinal Law asked that he be recalled to Thailand. Cardinal Medeiros had already withdrawn Kanchong’s right to say Mass and act as a priest in 1983 after negative letter from bishop in Thailand. Refused to return to Thailand. Living in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester in Boston as of 7/5/16. Omitted from Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11 and still not included as of 7/5/16.
Kane Charles R. Boston, MA Died 1986. Accused by his sister, after his death, of sexually abusing his nephew; she further alleged that “something was [also] going on with a young man” who lived with Kane in his family home. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Karow Dominic Boston, MA Religious Brother. Personnel file released 12/02. Karow was a Dominican brother when he allegedly molested a boy 1965-68. Became 3rd grade teacher in Boston Public schools, for 31 years. Diocesan officials found out in 1994 where he worked but did not tell school officials. This was just after the victim had come forward to Archdiocese and Order. Claim settled in 1996 for $115K. Karow retired from school in 1997. In 2001 he was living in Brenham ,TX. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2011. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes he professed in 1962 and was preparing for ordination when not approved for vows in 1965.
Keane John F. Boston, MA Pleaded guilty 2/08 to indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 and 3 counts of assault and battery. Charged with assaulting a girl between 1981 and 1983 when he was at St. Elizabeth Parish in Milton and/or Our Lady Parish in Stoughton. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. Keane transferred to another church in 1987. Absent from archdiocese without leave from 1989. Moved to FL. Registered sex offender. Involuntary laicization announced 6/13/11.
Keefe Dennis A. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02. Accused in 1995 of sexual attack on 15 yr old altar boy. He maintained his innocence and refused for three years to undergo psychological assessment. Removed from his parish assignment in 1995 for “health reasons.” Several efforts made by Diocese staff to get Keefe back as active priest. Left priesthood in 1999. 2009 voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Keenan Bernard J. Boston, MA Died 1966. Accused in 2002 of digitally raping an 8 yr old altar boy in 1961 at St. John’s Parish in Wellesly. Allegation quotes “another child” as saying that “all the altar boys were molested” by Keenan. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Keenan Donald J. Boston, MA Accused in 1998 of masturbating 2 boys, one age 13 and the other mentally challenged, in sessions in 1977. Also insisted that they masturbate him. Keenan worked in Malden MA at the time. Died in 1995. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.
Kelley Arnold E. Boston, MA Initial allegation of abuse (in 1980?) at St. Rita’s in Lowell made 11/97. Diocesan review board found no credible evidence (Cardinal Law accepted decision) and Kelley agreed to move. In 4/02, Personnel Committee learned of 2nd allegation against Kelley. A woman said she reported it to Sr. Rita McCarthy at the time and that McCarthy said there were no other allegations against Kelley. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, allegations unsubstantiated. Retired without restrictions. In 10/15 was “senior priest” and in residence at All Saints in Haverihill. Accused in suit filed 4/16 of abuse of boy, age 10-13, 1973-76 at St.Thomas Aquinas in Jamaica Plain. Accusations include oral sex and sodomy. Kelley denied abuse. Settled 1/18.
Kelley Edward T. Boston, MA In 1977 Police spotted Kelley in car with 17 yr old boy during apparent sex act and told Diocese. Also accused of taking boys from Boston to Camp Fatima in NH and abusing them. One man alleged Kelley fondled his genitals in 1968 & 1969 at age 11. Told Diocese in 1992. Matter settled for $10K in 1995. Placed on sick leave 1993-1996. Named in several suits, beginning in 2002. One 2005 suit against Kelley & 2 others settled for $475K 12/08. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2005. Died 8/10/2011.
Kenney Joseph F. (W?) Boston, MA One of 12 priests named as abusers in a lawsuit filed 9/02 against the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Law and others. Suit alleges that church officials failed to respond to complaints of sexual abuse, protected the perpetrators and sought to cover up the evidence. Kenney died in 1992. No information on victims or when abuse occurred. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Keohan Edward M. Boston, MA Spent 5 years as missionary, mostly in Peru. One of 16 priests named for the first time in lawsuits filed 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs. Accused of fondling a teenage boy at St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea MA. Archdiocese did not place him on leave until 8/03 because it said lawsuit did not contain enough information to justify removal. Accuser received a six-figure settlement; Keohan was exonerated by review board and returned to active status 3/05. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, he was retired with no restrictions. Keohan died 9/12/15.
Kerressey Albert F/Bro Ricardo Boston, MA Bro. Ricardo/Richard. Joined the Xaverians in 1932. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegations reported in 1194 and later of abuse in Danvers, MA in the mid-lated 1960s. Died in 1997.
Kerressey Ricardo (Richard) Boston, MA Accused in 9/22/94 demand letter of sexually abusing a student who had been injured during hazing at St. John’s Prep, where Bro. Ricardo was Headmaster. Alleged to have orally sodomized the boy in the school infirmary. Bro. Ricardo previously worked at a HS in the Worcester diocese, and was later an education official at the US Catholic Conference in the Washington archdiocese. He then worked in Boston as a family counselor. Died 9/19/97. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Kirchmeyer Robert W. Boston, MA Personnel files on Kirchmeyer and other priests were released 1/04. Church spokesman said Kirchmeyer and 2 others were allowed to remain in service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn. Subsequent news release from Archdiocese said that Kirchmeyer had retired and been granted senior priest/retired status as of 2/27/04. Died 2/26/08 in FL. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Knapp Robert J. Boston, MA Personnel files released 1/04 on Knapp and several other priests. Knapp’s file revealed “a father-son” relationship with a child, sexual misconduct with three women and “hundreds of incidents” with a victim between 1979 and 1984. Left archdiocese without permission in 1988. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 6/13/11. Living in Maine at the time. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Kossak Michael J. Boston, MA Allegedly involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with students at Boston College High School. He was only at BC High for 1 year and left in 1989 after investigation by state Dept. of Social Services into allegation of sexual misconduct. At the time he was given a warning by DSS. Working as priest in Miami in 1997. Allegations became public 3/02. Not indexed in Catholic Directory beyond 2001 volume. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Labbe Leo Boston, MA Man filed civil suit 11/02 alleging that Labbe, then head of Bishop Guertin H.S. in NH, forced him to perform oral sex on Labbe at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA 1960-1961 when the man was 11. Suit says that Labbe, then known as Br. Gerald, abusedhim on several occasions. Labbe denied accusations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled 5/04. Labbe also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Landry Leo P. Boston, MA Pleaded guilty 8/04 on sexual abuse charges in MA and sentenced to lifetime probation. Also had allegations in Springfield, MA and Manchester, NH. Multiple victims in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. 1 claim settled in Springfield in 2004 and 2 in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Lane Bernard J. Boston, MA Accused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane’s NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation & St. Luke’s; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05
Lane James H. Boston, MA Lane, who served as chaplain for the Boston Police Dept. for 30 years, starting in 1972, died July, 2007. He was accused of abuse of one boy at St. Paul’s in Dorchester between 1966-1967 when accuser was an altar boy. Settlement of Claim by Archdiocese was announced 4/12. This is only known allegation against Lane, previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. He died before allegations could be investigated.
Lane John J. Boston, MA Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa’s parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Laurano Anthony J. Boston, MA Retired in 1995. Sued. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of abuse of boy in 1991. Criminal charges filed. Also accused of abuse of mentally disabled man and, in 1970, the abuse of a 25 yr old seminarian. Name dropped from 2003 Catholic Directory becauseof allegations per Boston Globe 3/03 article. Involuntary laicization announced 3/07. Died 5/27/07 just prior to criminal trial.
LaVoie Victor C. Boston, MA Removed 7/02 after recent allegation that he abused a 15 yr old boy some 20 years previously while serving at St. Thomas Parish in Wilmington. Second accusation re same time period surfaced in 2003. Denied all allegations. Last known to be living in Winchester. Remains unassigned per Archdiocese website 5/4/09. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 per Boston AD database. Canonical court found charges “not proven” 11/11 and he was granted retired status. Died 06/26/14.
LeBlanc Kenneth A. Boston, MA Placed on leave 2/09 while Archdiocese investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a 10 yr old girl that occurred approximately 25-30 yrs ago. LeBlanc was assigned to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield during that time period. On her personal website, the accuser has claimed that there were also other victims. Died 1/10. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Loeffler Charles M. Boston, MA Sent to Iraq as missionary within 2-3 years of ordination. Spent 20 yrs there, returning to states in 1969. He was one of 12 new priests named in 1/03 lawsuits. A 71 yr old woman says he abused her and her sister in 1941. Loeffer died in 1992 at age 80. Woman who filed suit wanted people to know that abuse within the Archdiocese did not begin just in 1950s. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Lombard Samuel J. Boston, MA Retired in 1998 and died in 1998. Accused in 2001 pro se lawsuit of sodomizing a 9 yr old altar boy in sacristy in 1968. Suit dismissed on SOL. In 6/02 a woman came forward to say that Lombard had sexually assaulted her as an adult. Youth Minister Christopher Reardon (accused of multiple counts of abuse) was an altar boy under Lombard and Fr. Jon Martin, under fire for his sexual habits and his supervision of Reardon, says he was recruited into priesthood by Lombard. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Lyons John P. Boston, MA Placed on leave 6/02 after two men filed suits alleging he abused them as altar boys during 1970s and early 1980s. One man’s mother said she complained at the time to a priest who told Bishop D’Arcy. Arrested 9/02 and charged with abuse of boy, age 8-10, between 1987 and 1989. Acquitted by jury in 2005. No information on resolution of civil suits. Still on administrative leave and canonical proceedings still in process as of 10/15 per Boston AD database.
MacGuinness James L. Boston, MA Included on Attorney Garabedian’s 3/28/16 list of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. A 90-yr-old man claimed MacGuiness sexually abused him at St. Joseph’s in Roxbury MA 1938-40. Also worked in Beachmont, Marblehead, Lawrence, Sharon and Peabody parishes. Chaplain for a both a boys’ orphanage and a girls’ academy. Several leaves of absence marked his career. Died 4/14/55.
Maguire Thomas H. Boston, MA Took voluntary leave 10/28/12 without privileges after recent allegations of engaging in “inappropriate behavior in the presence of minors.” Police investigators found no evidence of a crime. Had served as pastor at Saint Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Parish in Norwell since 2001. After publicity, more people came forward with accusations of sexual abuse during and prior to the mid-1990s. While assigned to St. John’s in Canton MA, reportedly drank alcohol with youth involved in the CYO and, on one particluar occasion, touched himself sexually and offered money to the first boy who completed a sexual act. In 10/15 status was “Administrative Leave; Case in Process.” Laicization announced 3/31/16.
Mahan Paul J. Boston, MA A 2000 suit claimed Mahan abused two of his nephews in 1994-1995 Another was filed in 1999. As of late 2002, at least 12 lawsuits had been filed against Mahan. More in 1/03. Archdiocese warned in 1994 and1995. Mahan was referred to as “dangerous” and”a threat to adolescent males.” Sent for treatment twice. Privileges removed 1996. Involuntarily laicized 2/98.
Maloney William F. Boston, MA Accused in 2002 of abusing one person at St. Theresa’s in North Reading, where Maloney was assigned briefly before he entered the Military archdiocese as a Navy chaplain. The complainant also accused the pastor, Msgr. John J. Lane. Served as Chaplain in Navy from 1968-1973. Per 8/11 Boston Archdiocese database, Maloney was laicized in 1974 on other grounds.
Manning Paul F. Boston, MA Acquitted by jury in 1994 of abusing an 11-yr-old boy in 1993. After acquittal, was not allowed to act as priest and all faculties removed in 1996. In 2002, man and woman came forward to say he had abused them as minors. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process. He has continued to draw salary since 1996.
Marinan WIlliam/Bro LaSalle Boston, MA Bro. LaSalle. Joined the Xaverians in 1947. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes a report received in 2011 of abuse in the early 1970s in MA. Marinan died in 2014.
Martin Jon C. Boston, MA Assigned to St. Martin’s Parish in Boston AD when he took a 14 yr old boy and his brother to his family home in NH in 1965 to shovel snow and chop wood and allegedly groped the boy. Man reported abuse in 2002. Martin took leave in 2000 and resigned in 2001 from position as pastor of the church where convicted child molestor Chris Reardon worked after claims that he ignored complaints about Reardon. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, accusations found unsubstantiated. Retired; privileges still restricted 10/15.
Mary Mark Sister Boston, MA Accused in suit filed 5/11/04 of sexually abusing a boy age 16 at the Boston School for the Deaf in 1958. Allegations included intercourse. The complainant accused another nun of physically abusing him; those accusations were dismissed 9/7/05 on SOL grounds. Initial suit named 9 plaintiffs and 14 defendants, 2 of whom removed themselves from ministering to children. More suits were filed. Witnesses regarding pattern and practice at the school were barred; all suits were withdrawn or dismissed.
Matte Richard O. Boston, MA Church began investigation in 1992 after it received anonymous letter complaining of his behavior. Personnel file later showed 2 complaints in 1992 and at least 1 more by 11/93. Removed in 1994. By 3/02 six men had brought complaints against Matte and received settlements. He was sued at least twice. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Mattingly Julius Martin Boston, MA Accused in a 2013 letter of repeatedly molesting a girl in 1969-75 beginning when she was age 13 and Mattingly was connected with St. Stephen Priory in Dover, MA. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes his removal from contact with children in 1984. Died 1991.
Mawn Benedict Boston, MA Worked in Archdioceses of Baltimore, Boston, Hartford and Dioceses of Buffalo, Scranton, Worcester and Manchester. Accused in 2005 suit of abuse of a boy at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton, MA in 1976. Died in 1998. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said in 2011 that almost all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. On Baltimore archdiocese’s list 4/24/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s. Assigned to St. Joseph Passionist Monastery in Baltimore 1955-57 and 1960-1962.
McAndrews John Kevin Boston, MA Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of one youth in late 1960s at St. Anthanasius Church in Reading, MA. Plaintiff was approximately age 11-12 at time of alleged abuse, which was said to have lasted for 1 year. McAndrews died in 1986 at age 63. Boston AD 8/11 database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
McAvoy Mary Boston, MA Accused in suit filed 5/11/04 of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl at the Boston School for the Deaf in about 1972. Allegations included digital rape and physical abuse. Initial suit named 9 plaintiffs and 14 defendants, 2 of whom removed themselves from ministering to children. More suits were filed. Other plaintiffs accused McAvoy of abuse. Witnesses regarding pattern and practice at the school were barred; all suits were withdrawn or dismissed.
McCabe George V. Boston, MA In 2002 civil sit, 3 men alleged that they were sexually molested by McCabe (who died in 1998) when he was working in the Boston Archdiocese. McCabe’s personnel file (released in 2003) reports a total of 5 men have said McCabe fondled them during 1970s. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
McDonald James T. Boston, MA One woman complained in 1993 about abuse by McDonald when she was 14. In 1994 a woman said she was abused by McDonald when she was age 10. He was removed from active ministry in 1994. Personnel file released 2/03 contained allegations that he had abused several girls. He admitted abuse of 4-5 girls. Another woman complained in 1996 about abuse in 1965-1966; McDonald wrote 1997 letter of apology. Diocese did not give it to woman until 2003. She settled for $35K. McDonald retired in 1996 and died in 1999; Cardinal Law officiated at funeral. See 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests.
McDonald Paul E. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02 contained allegations by several men who said they were abused as children by McDonald in early to mid-1960s at St Joseph’s church in Hyde Park. One said he was repeatedly molested by McDonald for five years, beginning when he was 10 years old during outings to the Blue Hills. The abuse included oral rape. Another victim stated that McDonald befriended his family after a house fire killed two of the boy’s brothers, and then molested him and his cousin over a period of two years. McDonald took one-year leave of absence in 1976 and soon left the priesthood to marry. Accused of abuse of one boy in 1960s in civil suit that settled in 2001. Voluntarily laicized in 2005. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
McGahey Charles R. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/7/19. McGahey died 9/9/04.
McGurrin Donald J. Boston, MA Accused by two women in 2002 suit of abusing them when they were minors 1978-1980 at Sacred Heart, Lowell. McGurrin died in 1993. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
McInnis Joseph Boston, MA Suit was filed in 1/03 (?) on behalf of a woman who alleged up to 200 incidences of sexual abuse by McInnis, a Jesuit priest, when she was between 6 and 11 yrs old. He was working at St. Monica’s parish in Boston at the time. Deceased. Suit settled as part of massive Boston $85M settlement in Fall, 2003. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
McKeon James T. Boston, MA Per 2/02 article, woman accused McKeon of abuse as a child and said that he also abused several of her female cousins. This was in 1940s. When their parents complained, they were told to remain silent “for the good of the church.” Died 8/3/65. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
McLaughlin Edward J. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/7/19. McLaughlin died 10/12/13.
McLaughlin John E. Boston, MA Only active priest named in 9/02 lawsuit re abuse by 12 priests. One man said he went to him for counseling 6/01 & was groped. Second man later said priest groped him at his son’s christening. Both settled in 2003 massive settlement. Placed on leave 5/04 when recent allegations arose re sexual abuse of a minor approx. 20 yrs before. Officially removed from assignment per 4/01/05 statement. Tribunal found allegations unsubstantiated 8/12. He was placed on senior priest status with restrictions.
McLaughlin Paul J. Boston, MA Ordained 1955 in Yakima. Retired in 2001 from Boston; moved to CA and worked part-time in a San Bernardino parish until placed on leave in 2003 after three men accused him of abusing them in MA when they were minors in 1960s. Boston knew of one allegation in 5/02 but didn’t tell San Bernardino diocese until 9/02. Personnel file contained references to one instance of non-specified physical abuse and another where he told boys to do nude Greco-roman wrestling. He denied all charges. On admin leave; canonical case pending 10/15.
McMahon Gerard T. Boston, MA Indicted 4/06 for rape of one girl between 1967-1970. Allegations surfaced in 2006. He would get drunk at family’s home and they would let him sleep it off in the little girl’s bed. Left Boston in 1970 to serve as military chaplain but still part of archdiocese. Retired from military and settled in FL. Pleaded guilty 5/06. Sentenced to lifetime on probation to be served in FL. Laicization pending 8/11 per new Boston AD database. Died in 2013. On Archdiocese of Mobile AL list 12/6/18. Assigned there to St. Benedict School in Elberta at some point. First name misspelled “Gerald.”
McMahon, Jr. Benjamin J. Boston, MA Arrested 1985 for sex act with man. Archdiocese & court kept arrest quiet. Took leave from priesthood in 1986. In 1991 family complained to Church that McMahon (while a priest at Immaculate Conception in Marlboro ) had abused 3 of their sons from late1970s – early 1980s. He was family friend & often went on vacations with them and slept in same room with boys. No criminal charges because of SOL. 2010 voluntary laicization announced 6/13/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
McManus Francis J. Boston, MA Removed from hospital chaplaincy in Fall River diocese after a man alleged in 3/02 that McManus molested him in 1970s at BC High in Boston. Settled for $600K in 1/03. Another man alleged early-1980s abuse by McManus in a 1988. The man said he returned diploma when school failed to investigate. McManus was pastor in Norwich diocese between BC High and hospital assignments. Sent to live under restriction at Campion Center in Weston, MA. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 1/5/15. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
McPartland Paul G. Boston, MA Personnel file released 2/03 said woman came forward in 1998 to allege that in 1969 he had pinned her down in the front seat of his car and tried to take her shirt off when she was 16. He stopped when she began to cry. Archdiocese paid almost $18K in therapy bills. He denied the accusation, saying that she had been the “aggressive” one. Review Board found in 1998 that exact nature of incident could not be reliably determined. He retired in 2002 with no restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
McQuade Richard E. Boston, MA Per personnel file released 2/03, a man took 30 letters to Archdiocese in 1996 that McQuade had written to his son (see Globe 2/25/03 article). Letters included reference to relationship that began when boy was 17. Boy was killed in 1992 auto accident while on his way to McQuade’s home. McQuade denied sexual relationship and Review Board could not substantiate allegations. McQuade assigned to Emergency response team and psychotherapy recommended.
Medeiros Humberto S. Boston, MA Boston MA archbishop 1970 until his death in 1983. Allegation surfaced in 2002 that he touched a 14-yr-old boy in the groin while giving him a “bear hug” in the chancery. His accuser said the incident occurred the same evening he was allegedly molested by Vice-Chancellor Rev. Fred Ryan. Medeiros was priest and chancellor in Fall River MA diocese and Bishop of Brownsville TX. As Boston archbishop he moved pedophiles such as Revs. John Geoghan and Robert M.Burns from parish to parish, telling victims’ families to be silent to avoid scandal.
Meffan Robert V. Boston, MA Complaints made as early as 1977. Cardinal Medeiros recommended therapy but Meffan became a counselor. By 1985 he was back in parish assignment. Memo from Bp. Robert Banks in 1986 noted that Meffan was engaged in sexual acts with girls as young as 15. One woman said in 1993 that Meffan participated in sexual acts with 4 girls at the same time. Retired 1996. “Voluntarily” laicized 2004. Last known to be living in White Horse Beach, Plymouth. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Mendicoa John M. (Juan) Boston, MA Originally from Spain. Archdiocese announced 8/14/11 Mendicoa was placed on leave from post as Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale, MA after allegation of sexual abuse of a child in 1980s. Law enforcement notified. Worked in PA, MD and Wash., D.C. At various times, he also appeared to be affiliated with different Orders. On Boston Database as of 3/12. In 4/12, Archdiocese found allegations to be “unsubstantiated” and assigned him to status of “senior priest, restricted.”
Menna F. Dominic Boston, MA Menna removed as senior priest in residence (retired) at St. Mary’s Church in Quincy 6/10 while investigation underway re allegations of abuse of at least 2 children approximately 50 yrs previously. Menna was apparently in his first assignment at St. Mary’s during the relevant time period. No criminal charges due to SOL. Suit on behalf of 1 man claiming abuse between 1963-1968 was to be filed 7/10. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database
Michael Edward Boston, MA Complaint was received in 2001 re alleged abuse in 1967 when Michael was teaching at Central Catholic High in Lawrence. He worked at school from 1964 to 1972 and again as part-time volunteer from 1985 to 1986. Removed from school in 1986 following complaint by student of “inappropriate behavior.” Died in 1992. No record of complaints in his files but Marist officials acknowledged “it is possible that complaints lodged during those years were not recorded.” Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. New allegations 5/17 by man in his 60s claiming abuse at age 14-15 by Michael and 3 other Marist brothers at Central Catholic, including Xavier Leonard Boulanger, Said he told principal, but no action other than moving the boy out of alleged perpetrator’s algebra class.
Michaud Lawrence Joseph Boston, MA Woman wrote to Cardinal Law in 3/94 to accuse Michaud of repeatedly abusing her when she was 12 yrs old in late 1950s or early 1960s. At the time, he was assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Haverhill, MA. Was living in Van Buren, ME when he died in 1990 at age 80. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Modicowitz (Modicourtz) Edwin Boston, MA Accused in 1998 of abusing 1 altar boy in 1965-1966 at St. Denis parish in Westwood. Complainant had learned that classmate at Xaverian Bros. high school had also been abused by Modicowitz. He was removed from at least 1 assignment because of complaints. Died in 1980. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Morgan William H. Boston, MA Accused in 2/01 suit of sexually molesting three of his young cousins approximately 35 years before. Bishop Hughes sent him to psychiatrist for evaluation. Underwent both psychiatric and psychological evaluations which were given to the Archdiocese. Diocesan Review Board recommended Morgan be asked to resign his pastorate. Cardinal Law implemented this action 1/95. The 1995 Catholic Directory shows Morgan to be “retired.” Died 1999. Lawsuit dismissed 10/01. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died.
Moriarty Paul J. Boston, MA 9/02 suit by 27 plaintiffs alleged that Boston Archdiocese covered up abuse by 12 priests over a period of 50 years. Moriarty is named as perpetrator in this suit. Personnel file released 12/02 contained single anonymous allegation from 1992 claiming he sexually abused a child at St. Mary of the Hills in Milton in 1950s. Moriarty died in 1982 after serving in 10 assignments during 34 year career. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Morrissette Robert H. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02. In 1984 he admitted to sexually molesting a 16 yr old boy, and other complaints about his behavior surfaced. Accused of keeping pornography and having homosexual relationships. Transferred to another parish with full knowledge by Cardinal Law. Removed by review board in 1993. Voluntarily laicized in 2005 per 3/06 article. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Morrissey Thomas/Bro. Gabriel Boston, MA Brother Gabriel. Joined the order in 1959. Named publicly as accused by the Xaverian Brothers on its list 7/12/19. It notes allegations of abuse and attempted abuse reported in 2002 and later, in Danvers and Westwood, late 1960s-early 1970s. Put on a safety plan in 2002.
Motherway Thomas F. Boston, MA Name appears on 3/03 list of 48 priests whose names were removed from current clergy directory in Boston because they had been suspended from ministry after facing abuse allegations. No other information is provided about when abuse occurred or victims. Seriously injured in an automobile accident in 1985; confined to a wheelchair. Went on permanent disability in 1998 and died 4/03. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Mullin Jay Michael Boston, MA Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting a boy in the early 1970s. Removed from parish in 1992. Claim settled 1997 for $50K. Priest denied allegations; said diocese forced settlement. Back in parish by 1998. At first, he was just the organist. Then announced he was priest but had not been functioning because of health. Personnel file was released 12/02 and he was again removed from ministry. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Murphy Alfred M. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02 included allegation of molestation of one 17 yr old boy over a 3-week period in 1983 during a cross-country trip in a new RV. Youth settled with the Archdiocese and the Order in 1992. Murphy was transferred to a Philadelphia monastery to live under supervision. Civil suit filed and settled in 1992. Another suit against Order settled for $100K in 10/11. It alleged abuse of one youth by Murphy and a Brother John between 1966-1968. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Murphy Charles J. Boston, MA Accused in 5/11/04 suit of walking in on a girl at the Boston School for Deaf while she was partially clothed. Later complaint alleged fondling as well. Murphy denied the charge. Placed on administrative leave 8/21/04. More suits were filed. All suits later were withdrawn/ dismissed. He was reinstated 4/11/06 but stepped down again 4/10 after new allegation. Review Board could not “substantiate” charges & he was restored to Senior Priest status as of 9/10. Died 6/11/11. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Murphy David C. Boston, MA Settled. Removed from his position as chaplain at Brockton Hospital 2/02 because of multiple allegations of abuse. He had been in this assignment since 1997 but hospital did not know of past allegations. Multiple allegations in personnel file released 12/02. One individual received $20K settlement. One new claim received after he was placed on leave. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database. In 10/15 Murphy’s status is “Found unsubstatiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.”
Murphy Kenneth B. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 5/22/99. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Ngwumohaike Anthony Boston, MA Personnel files on Ngwumohaike and 2 other priests released 1/04 and contained allegations of abuse. All three priests remained in active service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn per church spokesman. He was Priest and Chairman of the General Council of the Nigerian Catholic Community in Boston per website accessed 5/18/04. Name not found on website 8/2/07. Working in Okporo, Orlu diocese, in Nigeria in 2010.
Nyhan W. James Boston, MA Allegations 1993 and 1997 per diocesan records. Removed 2002. Arrested 2003 in Charleston SC for abuse in 1979-80. Was visiting priest there. Criminal trial 4/06. Allegations in both Boston and Charleston. Pled guilty just prior to start of criminal trial 4/25/06. A 30-year sentence changed to 5 years probation. Civil suit in Charleston settled at mediation in 8/06. Involuntary laicization announced by Boston Archdiocese 3/07. On Charleston diocese’s list 3/29/19.
O’Donovan Rickard J. Boston, MA Died 8/00 at age 77. Born in Ireland. Accused of abuse of one boy from age 9 to 11 on about 20 occasions in the rectory of St. Colman’s Church in Brockton. Recent settlement of one claim announced 4/12 by Attorney Mitch Garabedian. Archdiocese reported it would not substantiate the accusations because O’Donovan died before accusations surfaced.
O’Leary Arthur P. Boston, MA Per personnel file released 2/03, he was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after fathers of two boys complained that O’Leary had touched the boys inappropriately. File also showed that in 1980s he was spotted at Cape Cod rest areas having sex with strangers. Under observation by police in 1985 and 1986. He promised Church to stay away from rest stops but did not. Church officials were afraid that he would be arrested. He was transferred to Hanover in 1991. Still on leave 2008 & living in Yarmouth. In 9/15 O’Leary was an “unassigned senior” living in Melbourne, FL.
O’Neill William V. Boston, MA Accused on 5/17/02 of sexually abusing and exploiting a 12-year-old boy in 1957 during confession at the rectory of Immaculate Conception church in Everett. Archdiocese mistakenly identified the priest as James W. O’Neil SJ and then as William V. O’Neill. Died 12/4/60. Named on 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests. Criminal or cannonical proceedings not complete at time of his death.
O’Sullivan Eugene M. Boston, MA Complaint to Cardinal Cushing in 1964 that O’Sullivan abused an altar boy. Multiple allegations at first parish and then transferred to three other parishes, each time because of multiple complaints. Convicted in 1984 of raping an altar boy. Given 5 years’ probation on condition that he be kept away from children. Cardinal Law sent him to Metuchen instead, where he worked in 4 more parishes. Recalled to Boston in 1992; retired and made a senior priest. Involuntary laicization announced 2005.
O’Toole Donald/Bro Alois Boston, MA Bro. Alois. Joined the Xaverians in 1935. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes allegations received in 1989 of abuse in MA late 1950s-early1980s, unrelated to Xaverian school students. Removed from ministry in 1989. O’Toole died in 2006.
Ohazulume Christian Boston, MA Extern priest from the Diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria. Charged in 9/11/18 with the sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl in 2007. Report was made to archdiocese 8/31/18. Ohazulume was living with the girl’s family, who were relatives, in Randolph MA when he arrived in the United States to study at Boston College in 2006. Working since 2010 as a chaplain at B.I. Deaconess Medical Center while residing at Assumption parish in Brookline. Pled not guilty.
Ouellette Lionel P. Boston, MA Ouellette (sometimes spelled Ouelette) had a reputation for “seducing young ladies” per 1972 letter to his superiors. Also 1994 complaint that he had improperly touched young girls while an assistant priest in early 1960s. He denied allegations and received a psychological assessment. Cardinal Law said that he would be allowed to continue in ministry “with your pastor being aware of the concerns that have been raised.” He retired 12/96 and died 9/00. Listed on 8/11 Boston AD database.
Pagacz Julian S. Boston, MA Pagacz, a Polish National Catholic church parish priest, was arrested in 1992 and accused of raping two teenage girls while he was drinking with them in his home. In plea bargain, he acknowledged enough evidence to convict him of indecent assault. Ordered to receive sex offender counseling and pay $300 fine for providing alcohol. Girls changed their stories at least once. One girl refused to testify and prosecutors dropped charges in her case.
Papile Joseph A. Boston, MA Ordained as Deacon 1988. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 12/25/09. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Paquin Ronald H. Boston, MA Pled guilty 12/02 to 3 counts of child rape; sentenced to 12-15 years prison. At least 18 complaints reported to Archdiocese over a 20-year period; not permanently removed until 2000. Placed on leave in 1990, reinstated 1998. Six claims settled by church for over $500K. Named in report by NH Attorney General. Laicization announced 5/04. Announcement 10/2/15 that prosecutors’ bid to have Paquin civilly committed to a facility for sexual predators was denied, after “qualified experts” deemed him not sexually dangerous. Released same day. Indicted 2/17 in ME on 29 counts of sexual misconduct with two boys in late ’80s, some at camps in ME. Pled not guilty. Extradited to ME jail. Reindicted 11/17; pled not guilty to 31 counts. Found guilty 11/29/18 on 11 counts related to abuse of one boy. Found not guilty of abuse of the other. Sentenced 5/24 to 16 years in prison.
Pelletier Leonard E. Boston, MA Placed on leave 10/02 after allegation reported to Archdiocese of abuse occurring more than 20 years previously. Apparently one alleged victim. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.
Pereppadan Varghese Boston, MA Pereppadan, a visiting priest from India, was arraigned 8/04 on charges that he sexually molested a teenage girl at Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Brighton. Placed on leave by Archdiocese. He had been studying in Cambridge and working at the church since 10/03. Admitted guilt 12/04 and received 1 yr probation. Charges to be dropped if he successfully completed probation. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Pezzotti Mario Boston, MA Accused of molesting students at Xaverian Missionary Faith High School during late ’60s and early ’70s. Students complained in 1993 but Pezzotti had been working in Brazil since early 1970s. One civil suit filed 1993. Order admitted knowledge of 2 other claims. In 2002, woman said she also had been molested in early 1970s. Left Brazil in 2003 for Italy, returned in 2008. Returned to Italy late 2008 after complaints by one accuser. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Picardi, Jr. John M. Boston, MA Records released 2/03 show he was accused in 1992 of raping a 29-yr-old male youth minister on trip to FL. Incident was reported to Boston AD & 1995 internal memo said he admitted the act. Placed on sick leave; sent to counseling. Sent in 9/92 to Paterson, NJ. In 1995 12-yr-old girl said he abused her. Placed on leave but review board could not substantiate. Transferred in good standing to Phoenix in 1997. Placed on leave 2/03. As of 8/11 he was on medical leave with no restrictions. Status 10/15 was “Found unsubstantiated; Not restricted; On medical leave.”
Plourde Raymond C. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02 shows Plourde admitted in 1992 to initiating a sexual “relationship” with a 12-yr-old boy in 1976 that lasted 2 yrs. Plourde reached private settlement with victim in 1990 for approx. $38K. Accuser told Archdiocese in 1992 and asked for return of pornographic pictures Plourde took of him. Plourde sent for treatment and then allowed to work as chaplain at convent until he retired 2/02. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2004. Still on Archdiocesan website 6/27/09. Died 4/17/13.
Poitras Steven W. Boston, MA Removed from St. Michael’s Parish in Hudson in 11/06 after allegation he sexually abused a child in 1994. Police were notified and investigated. Reports show that in 1994 he claimed to have been undergoing cancer treatment for months. Four months later Cardinal Law placed him on sick leave after Poitras revealed he staged the cancer. Placed on leave 11/06. On 6/27/09, Boston AD website showed him active and working in clergy personnel office. Still on admin. leave 10/15; canonical case in progress.
Pollard Leo E. Boston, MA Worked as a college and high school teacher in MA and CT. Died 1/24/99. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Power James F. Boston, MA Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting 13-year-old boy on camping trip to ME in 1980s. Accuser received $35K settlement in 1996. Unsigned, undated note in Power’s personnel file says “100% positive other kids.” Worked as parochial vicar at St. James the Great in Wellesley until removed 2002 after second claim. Personnel file released 12/02. In 1/09 Boston announced two charges unsubstantiated. Granted “retired” status but restricted privileges. See Boston AD 8/11 database. Died 8/14/15.
Prybis Raymond A. Boston, MA Accused in 1992 of exposing himself to a 14- or 15-year-old boy in a Boston parish in the mid-1980s and having the boy beat him with a belt while Prybis was naked. Prybis worked at schools and parishes in the dioceses of Buffalo NY, Grand Rapids MI Harrisburg PA and the archdioceses of Miami FL, Washington DC, Boston MA, and St. Paul-Minneapolis MN. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 7/16 Prybis’ order reportedly said he is living under supervision in a home for priests. Included on Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list; no known allegations there.
Raeihle Dennis Boston, MA One of three living religious included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual.
Rancourt Henry Boston, MA Accused anonymously in 1992 of “kissing and molesting Haitian boys” in his Boston parish school in 1992. On 6/27/09 Archdiocesan website showed him to have active status with assignment at Marist House in Framington. In 4/12, attorney Mitch Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim involving Rancourt. Also worked in MI, NY and OH.
Raux Redmond H. Boston, MA Accused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1987. Allegations against Raux and Rev. James L. Wilson Jr. were settled in 1995 for $200K but Raux later denied the charge. Cardinal Law assured the military he knew of no reason why Raux would be unsuitable to work with children in a 1996 letter recommending Raux for a USAF chaplaincy in WY. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. No restrictions on privileges. Appointed Archdiocese of Military Services, USA Dean for European Vicariate, per 8/17/12 announcement. “Very Reverend.”
Rebeiro Anthony J. Boston, MA Native of Goa (off coast of India). Ordained at the Vatican. Served in Italy and Paris before coming to US in 1965. Incardinated in Boston 1977. Removed 8/02 from Quigley Memorial Hospital after Archdiocese received allegation of incident involving 12 or 13 year-old girl in early 1970s. Accused of molesting at least half a dozen teenage girls as well as boys and adult women. On leave as of 6/14 per Archdiocese. Died 2/15/17.
Regis Brother Boston, MA Man filed civil suit 3/11 alleging that Br. Regis, also known as Raymond Richard, sexually abused him for several months when he was a 7th grader at Sacred Heart Boarding School in Sharon, MA in the 1950s. Accuser told a priest during confession at the school and was then confronted by the priest, Regis, and the school director. When he returned from Easter break, Regis was gone. Suit announced 11/11. School has been closed for many years. Regis is deceased.
Reilly Joseph P. Boston, MA Died 6/92. According to documents released from his personnel file, Reilly was accused in 1999 of kissing and groping a 10- or 11-yr old altar boy and a 16-yr-old altar boy one time each. Also accused of digitally raping a pre-pubescent girl once between 1961-1963. He was assigned to St. Agnes Parish in Milton during the relevant times. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Richard Lucien J. Boston, MA Sued 11/05. Accused of abuse of the twin daughters that he admittedly fathered. Affair began when the girls’ mother was a student at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge in late 1970s and he was the student’s professor. It continued for several years until the girls were born in 1985. He become a professor at Boston University. He said he paid child support regularly and never abused the girls. Order knew of the girls from the time of their birth.
Riley Leo Thomas Boston, MA A man said in 2002 he was abused by Riley over a four-year period in the late 1950s at the Elm Bank Minor Seminary. The alleged victim told the Stigmatine’s head at the time of the abuse; Riley was transferred. When the man brought the matter to the order’s attention again in 2002, they admitted knowledge of the original complaint and said the information was not shared with anyone and was not entered into Riley’s records. Riley died in 1995. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
RIng Charles J. Boston, MA Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/7/19. Ring died 6/14/86.
Robichaud James P. Boston, MA Moved to ME in 2000; incardinated in Portland Diocese in 2003. In 2008 allegations arose that he had sexually abused a minor girl around 1979 when he was working at St. Jean-Baptiste parish in Lowell, MA. Allegations known for five months before he was placed on leave 6/26/08. He committed suicide same night. Portland refused to pursue investigation after his death. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 4/12 Atty Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Robichaud.
Robinson Barry Boston, MA Native of Australia. Worked in East Melbourne and in Santiago Chile. In Boston around 1994. Personnel file released 1/04. Fled to Australia in 1994 after admitting to therapist that he had sexual relations with a 16-yr-old boy in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and also admitting to sexual misconduct in Chile. He was active priest in Australia for many years before being placed on leave. Later found living in “special house for priests with problems” next to a school. Reassigned as supply priest 4/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died October 10, 2014.
Roche Allan E. Boston, MA Roche’s niece told Archdiocese officials in 1992 that he had abused her for 7 yrs in 1950s. He denied & church took no action. Per personnel records released 2/03, church officials knew at the time about prior sexual misconduct, including 4-5 relationships with women in MA and NC as described in 1993 memo. Before his 1997 death, Roche admitted to abuse of his niece and reached a financial settlement with her. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Rondeau Julian Edward Boston, MA Died 1999. Ordination apparently adjusted from 1945 to 1971 starting in 1993 Catholic Directory (this was after allegation made). Rondeau admitted in 1992-1993 correspondence with a victim that he had sexually abused her and her sister. Writer was about 10 in 1966 when abuse started. Omitted in 2011 Boston AD database.
Rosenkranz George J. Boston, MA Name sometimes spelled Rosenkrantz. Sued 2000 for abuse in 1970s. Other suits filed 3/02 and 1/03. Suits claim Archdiocese knew of his history as far back as 1960s but did nothing except transfer him. Placed on leave in 1989 because of multiple allegations of abuse of minors. Name on 3/5/03 Boston Globe list of 48 priests dropped from 2003 clergy directory because they have been suspended from ministry after facing abuse allegations. Involuntary laicization announced 2/07.
Roulier George Boston, MA Accused in 2002 in MA of repeatedly hugging a boy and of putting his hands in the boy’s pants once in 1983. Alleged victim says he was about 11 but he was 15 when Roulier first came to parish. Served there 1983-1987. Also accused in 8/04 of sexual abuse of a youth (about age 10) at Immaculate Conception in Nashua NH in 1979. A woman also told diocese in 12/05 that Roulier molested her in 1979-80. May also be a third accuser in NH. Died 1987. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Ryan Frederick J. Boston, MA Ryan, former Vice Chancellor of the archdiocese, was often responsible for receiving complaints about other priests. His personnel file contained memo from late 1970s calling him ‘very dangerous and deceptive.’ Not placed on leave until 3/02 after lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. Then a police officer came forward also in 3/02 to accuse Ryan of abusing his brother at Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park in 1970. In 1971, the victim told his father, who refused to let his other sons become altar boys. The abused boy, previously an excellent student, became troubled and died in a car crash. Second suit filed by third man re abuse of two in 1970s-1980s. Also other allegations of abuse at Catholic Memorial High School. Voluntary laicization in 2005 announced 2006.
Ryer Robert Boston, MA Ryer died 4/30/67. He was one of 40 priests named in several lawsuits filed 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs who alleged sexual abuse by the priests. Article in 2010 references three claims settled re abuse by Ryer between 1958-1960. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because canonical or criminal investigation was not complete at his death.
Rynne Paul P. Boston, MA In 2003, personnel file contained allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 17-yr-old in 1986; received therapy and was reassigned. In 1994 he admitted allegations that he abused and/or raped a boy in 1960s were true.Two other claimants came forward. One filed suit 1/03. Rynne had collection of nude photos of boys. Placed on leave after 1994 allegation; retired in 1996. Died in 2001. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete at death per 8/11 Boston AD database. New allegations 5/17 by man re abuse as boy at St. Patrick’s in Lawrence.
Scanlan William J. Boston, MA As early as 1987 one church official noted in personnel files that “he fools around with kids.” Accused of raping a 12-yr-old girl 1996-1997. Sent for residential treatment. Assigned to prison ministry; reassigned to parish work. Moved to California in 1998 to work in a V.A. hospital in Menlo Park. Investigated by Feds because of statements made by Military Vicariate. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated. He retired on permanent disability with no restrictions. Died 4/26/13.
Shanley Paul R. Boston, MA Involuntarily laicized 2004. Convicted 2005 of sexually abusing a young boy in the 1980s. Dozens of complaints; many settlements. Abuse included oral and anal rape. Reportedly abused boys, girls and adults. First complaint 1961 from parents of 12-year-old boy. Earliest complaint in file 1967 from priest alleging Shanley abused a 16-year-old boy. Shanley denied abuse and was assigned to parish work, special ministries, and parish work again until 1989. Transferred to NY and San Bernardino CA, where he allegedly abused 17-year-old boy. Sentenced in 2005 to 12-15 years in prison. Released 7/28/17 on probation; ordered no have no contact with children under age 16. Not required to wear a GPS bracelet. Ordered to register as level 3 sex offender. Moved to a Ware MA apartment. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Shaughnessey (Shaughnessy) James C. Boston, MA Originally ordained for Harrisburg PA diocese. Began working in Boston AD in 1945. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Retired in 1977 and died 12/89. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database. Name included on Harrisburg diocese’s list released 8/1/18, although no known allegations there.
Shea Francis S. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 10/72. Worked at St. John’s Seminary from 1934-50. Spent much of his later career as judge on various diocesan tribunals. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Shea William B. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this priest. “Awaiting Assignment” from 1985-1996. Retired 1996. Died 2/05. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Sheehan George Boston, MA Professed vows 9/8/54. Died 11/17/06. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual.
Sherry Edward F. Boston, MA Suit filed 1/03 by a man alleging he was fondled and raped by Sherry from ages 13-16, beginning about 1968. Sherry was allowed to remain as active priest until 8/03 when new Archbishop O’Malley placed him on leave. Claim settled in 2003. Sherry was allowed to return to active status at old parish 6/05 after review board was unable to substantiate the claims. Died 3/8/11. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Spagnolia D. George Boston, MA Took leave of absence in 1973 (after a disagreement with the archdiocese) and returned to priestly duties in early 1990s. Placed on leave without privileges 2/02 after being accused of sexually abusing a 14-yr-old boy in 1971. Spagnolia denied the allegations. He later admitted to relationships with two men during his 20 yr leave of absence. No criminal charges because of SOL. Died 5/6/08. Canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
Spagnolo Nicholas J. Boston, MA Personnel files released 2/03 show he was accused of molesting teenage girls in 1960s. One accuser went to Archdiocese and Order in 1993 and he admitted he “violated boundries” while counseling females in 1960s. Ordered not to minister without supervision. Continued to try to organize retreats for lay and religious women. Working in Lexington MA in 2002. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 12/25/13.
St. Hilaire Bernard Boston, MA File on Ronald Paquin (known abuser) released 2/02 confirm a long-standing sexual relationship between Paquin and St. Hilaire, who died in 1977. St. Hilaire took Paquin under his wing when Paquin was about age 14 and counseled and molested him. One of Paquin’s victims said Paquin admitted that he and St. Hilaire slept in the same bed for 30 years, Per files released 1/04, one of Paquin’s victims says he was also abused by St. Hilaire. This man settled for $20K before 2002. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
Stanton Leonard F. Boston, MA Ordained for Boston, transferred to Sioux Falls SD after several years, where he had long career and leadership positions, including Director of Catholic Boy Scouts. Died 4/3/97. One of 12 priests named as abusers in 9/02 civil suit filed by 27 Plaintiffs. Archdiocese accused of cover-up. On Sioux Falls diocese’s list in 3/19. It notes that his faculties were removed 4/93.
Sujka Andrzej Boston, MA Native of Poland. Only known assignment in the U.S. was at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Boston, beginning 1986. He was removed from same parish and placed on leave after allegation that he molested a 12-yr-old boy in the late 1980s. Sujka returned to Poland shortly after his removal. Sujka’s personnel file released 12/02. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Sullivan Eugene P. Boston, MA Sued 2005. Placed on leave. Man said when he was a 15-yr-old boy Sullivan, then Superintendent of Archdiocesan Schools, molested him once in 1977 while driving him to Camp Fatima in NH. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by two other priests. Sullivan denied the allegation, saying plaintiff had mistaken him for Eugene O’Sullivan, a known abuser. Review Board found charge unsubstantiated and O’Malley returned him to active status 1/09. Lawsuit re 3 priests settled for $475K in 12/08. See 8/11 Boston AD database. Granted Senior priest status 10/13.
Sullivan John/Br J Augustine Boston, MA John J. Sullivan/Bro. John Augustine. Joined the Xaverians in 1934. Died in 1939. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2002 of abuse in 1938 in Danvers, MA.
Sullivan Michael D. Boston, MA Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Retired 1993 & died 9/05. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.
Surette C. Melvin Boston, MA First known allegations of abuse made 9/93. He was part-time counselor (and later head) at Alpha-Omega program for youths with serious acting out problems (drugs, alcohol, criminal, etc). He abused several youths there. One case settled 1995 for $50K. Then assigned to clergy abuse office where he helped career of R. Paquin and others. Several settlements before 5/02. Three more men filed suit 5/02 re abuse at Alpha-Omega. Personnel file released 12/02. Still on leave 10/15; canonical case pending.
Sweeney John M. Boston, MA Member of the Franciscans of the Primitive Observance (F.P.O.), which he co-founded. Accused publicly by a 37-year-old woman in 5/19 of sexually abusing her at a leadership retreat when she was a teen in 2000. She said Sweeney would hear her and other teens’ confessions, tell them they were possessed and would perform exorcisms on them. The abuse allegedly occurred during the “exorcisms.” She said friends have told her he abused them as well.
Szymanski Czeslaw (Chet) Boston, MA Alleged on 12/9/10 to have sexually abused thirteen altar boys in Boston archdiocese in 1980s, where he was listed in Directory as an archdiocesan priest. Worked previously in Providence diocese as priest of Order of St. Paul the First Hermit. Apparently transferred in 4/87 from Boston archdiocese to Peterborough diocese in Canada. Died 9/24/87. On 12/11/10, a Boston monsignor reportedly called three Szymanski survivors cowards. Cardinal O’Malley apologized. Eight accusers to be paid $600K. Not on Boston AD database.
Tague Patrick J. Boston, MA In 1979 Tague received a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation for embezzling $30,000 in 1976 from halfway house for juvenile delinquents he headed. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a boy in 1971 at the Department of Youth Services facility. Sued 2002 as part of multi-plaintiff suit. Involuntary laicization announced 3/06.
Talbot James F. Boston, MA Taught at BC High in Boston 1971-80, then Cheverus High in Portland ME 1980-98. Claims in 1998 that Talbot abused a student in 1984-85. Suspended. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute in MD for treatment. Claim settled in 2001. Allegations by at least eight menin 2002 that he abused them as minors 1972-1980. Criminal charges filed but dropped. Fourteen claims settled 1/03 for $5.2M. Pled guilty 2005 to raping two teenagers 1977-79. Sentenced to five to seven years. On sex offender registry. Released from prison 3/18/11. Living at Vianney Center in Dittmer, MO. Laicization pending. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Indicted 11/17, accused of sexual assault of 8- or 9-year-old boy in Freeport ME between 5/1/97 and 6/14/98. Pled not guilty 12/1/17. Pled guilty 9/24/18. Sentence to 10 years’ prison for gross sex assault with all but three years suspended, and 3 years concurrent sentence for unlawful sexual contact.
Thibault Joseph/Bro Cuthbert Boston, MA Bro. Cuthbert. Joined the Xaverians in 1933. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mission High School, Boston, 1956-57. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Per Attorney Durso, almost all claims were settled. Died in 1971. On the Xaverian Brothers’ list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 2007 and later of abuse in the late-1950s-early 1960s in Baltimore, MD and Roxbury, MA.
Thompson James S. Boston, MA Former member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (or Irish Christian Brothers), North American Province, Thompson’s name was included on the Order’s list 5/30/14 of Brothers “identified in at least two (2) sexual abuse claims filed as proofs of claim in the bankruptcy matter In re: The Christian Brothers’ Institute, et al.”
Thomson J. Garrett “Gary” Boston, MA Several leaves of absence. In 1/10, Thomson was suddenly placed on leave by Archdiocese from St. Martha’s Church in Plainville, MA after allegation that he abused a minor 15 yrs previously. Two days later, Thomson was found dead in his NH home. Autopsy said he died of natural causes, high blood pressure and diabetes. Archdiocese did not tell Parish about allegations for almost 10 days after Thomson’s death. Then it announced investigation closed. See Boston AD database released 8/11.
Tivnan Paul J. Boston, MA Personnel file released 12/02. Admitted abusing 2 boys in late 1970s and admitted “relationship” with 15-yr-old boy. Removed 1985 and sent for treatment. Several assignments after treatment. Placed on disability leave 1998 (not supposed to be around minors) and retired 2001, possibly because he slapped a teenage girl and her father complained. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2004.
Toma Louis Boston, MA Several women came forward in 2006 to let the church know that Toma and another priest had abused many young girls during his 50 years as pastor at St. Lazarus Church in Boston. A representative of the archdiocese says the “women’s stories were individually convincing, collectively consistent, and showed a pattern of recognizable abuse.” Toma died in 1961. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Tourigney Ernest E. Boston, MA First complaint of inappropriate relationship with a youth was 1974. Same youth complained in 1988 and Tourigney admitted relationship. Five more complaints in early 1990s. Placed on leave 1992. Two suits in 1995. Settled. Other accusations 2002. Personnel filed released. Also accused in NH. “Voluntary” laicization per 3/06 article. Last known to be living in Bourne, MA. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Towner Robert K. Boston, MA Earned degree as therapist in 1981 and took leave of absence from Archdiocese in 1987. Voluntarily laicized in 1990 and married. Archdiocese notified in 1993 of allegations that Towner had abused at least two boys and one girl. Three suits were settled in mid-1990s for total of $87K. Named in some of 70 new suits filed 1/03 in Boston. Also accused of taking children from MA to NH and abusing them. Named in 2003 NH Atty General Report and on 8/11 Boston Archdiocese Database.
Trainor Eugene/Bro. Hart Boston, MA Bro. Hart. Joined the Xaverians in 1955. Left in 1973. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. It notes an allegation received in 2003 of abuse in Westwood, MA in the early 1970s.
Tully James J. Boston, MA Pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in 1992 after giving three boys alcohol and grabbing one of them on the inner thigh during a baseball game in WI. Missionary for many years in Sierra Leone and Giunea. Sent to Rome just after 4/02 letter to Boston archdiocese accusing him of sexually molesting a parishioner at St. Brendan’s in Bellingham MA in 1970. Accuser settled in 2005 for $75K. At Xaverian Missionary Fathers residence in Wayne NJ 11/08. Laicized 1/09. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Turnbull Robert OSA (John) Boston, MA Sued 2/01 for sexually abusing two brothers at Austin Prep and at cabin in NH in late 1970s and early 1980s (his first assignment). Moved to FL in 1981 and to PA in1984. Worked also on St. Lucia in West Indies. Died 2000. Personnel file released 12/02. Name is included in 3/03 NH Attorney General Report. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Urbaniak Andrzej (Andrew) J. Boston, MA From Poland. Arrived in US around 1998. Became naturalized citizen 2010. Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Boston. Placed on leave and arrested 7/31/12. He was in process of downloading porn when warrant served. Charged with possession of child porn on church computer and with distribution of child porn. Pleaded not guilty at arraignment. Released on bail. Privileges have been removed.
Vasaturo Anthony J. Boston, MA Per personnel records released 1/04, Vasaturo allegedly admitted to sexual activity with 16-yr-old old girl beginning in 1969. Per Archdiocese website accessed 9/30/10 Vasaturo had senior priest status and resides at Regina Cleri Residence. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Died 6/22/13.
Veneto Joseph P. Boston, MA Supervised accused abuser Denis Conte while at St. Anthony’s in Revere, MA. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Retired in 1988. Died 1/98 before completion of investigation. See Boston AD database released 8/11.
Walsh Bro Michael Boston, MA Deceased. A member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (also called Irish Christian Brothers) Walsh was accused of taking nude and sexually explicit photos of boys during a camping trip around 1986. The boys were students at Catholic Memorial School in Boston. Walsh’s name was included on a list of Christian Brothers identified in at least two sexual abuse claims. The list was a requirement of the Order’s 2013 bankruptcy settlement agreement.
Walsh John J. Boston, MA On 12/18/03 a woman reported to the Boston archdiocese that Walsh sexually abused her twice in 1973 or 1974, when she was age 13 or 14, at Sacred Heart in Lowell, MA. The archdiocese submitted the report to the MA AG and county DA. On 7/22/07 the Oblates and the archdiocese agreed to pay $60K to resolve the claim and compensate for injury. Walsh was moved often during his career, working in many dioceses. He died 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Added to Columbus diocese’s list 5/23/19.
Walsh Leonard Thomas Boston, MA Died 10/15/54. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9 -yr-old MA boy in 1953. Walsh also served in NY, NJ, DC and CT.
Walsh Martin J. Boston, MA Accusation late 1997 of abuse of 14-yr-old boy and possibly others in about 1975. Walsh denied abuse but admitted ongoing alcohol problems. Per 11/03 memo, Walsh was on permanent disability as of 2002 but had asked to return to duty. File outlines his problems from 1981 through 2003. Cardinal Law told Walsh he was restricted in 11/02, but never followed through so Walsh not really restricted. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated. Died 6/07, age 58. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. December 2014 settlement with archdiocese re alleged abuse in 1975 at Waltham MA parish.
Walsh Michael Boston, MA Native of Boston MA. Ordained for Diocese of Grand Rapids MI 6/02; placed on leave in 7/02, after diocese learned of allegations of sexual abuse of two children while a lay person 40 years previously at St. Francis de Sales in Charlestown MA. Walsh was 65 and a former Air Force Sergeant at time of ordination. He had retired to FL mid-1990s, then moved to MD for seminary. Charged in Boston 9/16 with rape and indecent assault and battery on a child, alleged to have occured late 1980s-early 1990s while altar boy coordinator at St. Brendan’s in Dorchester MA. Pled not guilty. Accuser said he was abused from 4th to 6th grades. Trial date set for 9/2017.
Walsh William M. Boston, MA One case settled 2007. Voluntary laicization announced 7/19/11. Garabedian stated at the time that he represented a man who alleged he was abused a dozen times by Walsh at age 12 in 1985-1986 at St Joseph’s in Hyde Park. Some abuse in St Joseph’s; also abuse at Blessed Sacrament in Jamaica Plain and in New Hampshire. Documents in file also allege abuse at Blessed Sacramant and St Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers. ‘Third-hand’ allegation investigated in 1980; deemed unsubstantiated. Second investigation in 1991. At least two letters sent to Archdiocese after 1/01 contained allegations but no formal complaints. Review board found in 2003 that anonymous accusations were not cause to suspend. Personnel file released 1/04. In late 2003 or early 2004 a person came forward with specific allegations; placed on leave pending further investigation.
Ward Robert A. Boston, MA Archdiocese knew in 1995 that Ward used cocaine and had been treated for drug abuse. Computer technician found child porn on his computer 6/99. Evaluated and placed on leave; reassigned to archdiocese development office 1/01. Man came forward 2/02 to allege abuse when an altar boy in mid-1970s; Ward suspended. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced 2005. Living in Pembroke, MA as of 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Waters William F. Boston, MA Accused publicly in 4/19 of the abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, in 1987-90. His accuser said he was also abused by Rev. Peter Gori, O.S.A. in 1990, when he was age 10. Both priests were at either St. Augustine’s in Lawrence or Andover. Waters denied the allegations.
Welsh Joseph L. Boston, MA Per docs released in 9/02, officials were warned in 1993 and again in 2001 that Welsh had abused children in two parishes. He was nonetheless promoted in 1997. One woman complained in 1993 that Welsh had raped her son. Another mother wrote to the archdiocese in 2001. Removed 2/02 and resigned 3/02 “as requested” after three brothers complained of abuse over a 20-year period. Welsh was in seminary with five other known abusers. Last known to be living in Carver, MA. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2004. He died in St. Louis, MO 2/8/19.
White John J. “Jack” Boston, MA Close friend, business partner, traveling companion and associate of Paul Shanley. Both White and Shanley were accused 9/03 of abuse of same boy in 1970s. White moved to Thailand in 2002 and died in 2004. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.
White Paul Boston, MA Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one woman who accused White of abusing her in the late 1960s when she was about 9-yrs-old and he worked at St. Lawrence Friary in Milton. White is deceased.
White Paul David Boston, MA Placed on leave in 1972 after choosing to remove himself from parish life in 1970 and to teach in a public school in Haverhill, MA. Allegations first received by former altar boy in 1996 who filed suit 6/98 alleging abuse by White from 1964-1971 at Sacred Heart in Bradford, MA. Suit later settled. White still teaching after information released 1/02 but lost job as religious education teacher at a local parish. “Voluntary” laicization announced 6/10/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Wilson James L. Boston, MA Personnel files released 12/02 show that Wilson was accused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1991-1992. Wilson admitted the abuse and also alleged that youth was abused by another priest, Redmond Raux. The matter was settled in 1995 for $200K. Wilson was placed on sick leave in 1993 and “voluntarily” laicized in 1998. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
Avila Jose Maria B. Fall River, MA One of 21 names of accused priests published by the Fall River DA 9/02. Name was misspelled as George Avellar. List says one alleged victim. DA’s office confirmed allegations regarding Avila 9/26/02. May have molested over 100 children over 44 year career. Apparently his history was well known around several of the older Portuguese parishes. Retired in 1974. Died in 1988.
Barney H. Stanley Fall River, MA 1993 Catholic Directory says Barney was a military chaplain under the Fall River Diocese. His name appeared on 9/26/02 list of Fall River priests investigated by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Article shows there was one victim but Barney was not prosecuted because beyond the statute of limitations.
Berube Albert Fall River, MA Berube’s name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim but provides no other information. Died 6/26/73 at age 80.
Boulet Norman J. Fall River, MA Boulet’s name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says two alleged victims but provides no other information. Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him “on sick leave.”
Bowen Donald J. Fall River, MA Woman was 9 when first sexual abuse occurred and it continued until she was 16. He wrote letters saying that he would leave the priesthood to marry her. She told Diocese 1990 and accepted $200K settlement 1992. Bowen served in Bolivia for 28 yrs before Boston indictment in 2002. Charged with indecent assault & battery of person under 14 & lascivious acts on a person under 16. Pled guilty 2005; 2 yrs jail and 10 yrs probation & registration as sex offender. Not found on list 2/10. .
Connolly Paul Fall River, MA Connolly accused in 1992 of abusing at least 11 altar boys in 1960s. One youth’s parents told Diocese in 1966 and he was transferred to another assignment. Remained active priest until 1992 when charges surfaced and he was suspended. Named as “Paul Connelly” on list of Fall River Diocesan priests investigated by DA’s office in 2002, showing 8 alleged victims, all beyond statute of limitations.
Cronin John P. Fall River, MA Name on 9/02 list of priests investigated by DA’s office on charges of sexual misconduct. Article says three victims, all beyond SOL. In 10/02 he admitted that one woman went to Bishop in 1991 alleging an inappropriate sexual relationship and that “there was some truth” to what she said. Sent for evaluation and found not to be a threat. Placed in charge of cemeteries with some restrictions. Two more allegations surfaced in mid 1990s and Bishop O’Malley ordered further restrictions.
Delgado Alexander (Alejandro) Fall River, MA In 1995 woman said she was raped by Delgado (a seminary student) at a church camp after she sought counseling from him. He was acquitted by jury. In 8/98 civil suit, woman claimed that just before her incident, Delgado had been accused of molesting a 13 yr old girl and had pled guilty in 1997. Unable to document this No info on how suit was resolved. Delgado, a native of Colombia, may have returned to Columbia as part of a probation agreement.
DeMello Arthur T. Fall River, MA One of 18 priests identified by Boston Herald 2/1/02 through search of court records and other documents. . DeMello’s name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney in Fall River released 9/02. List says one alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Shown as on sick leave per 2002 Catholic Directory.
Fernandes Stephen A. Fall River, MA Arrested 11/04 and placed on leave by diocese after computer repair technician found child pornography involving men and boys on his laptop computer and reported it to the Diocese. He was working at Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Bedford at time of his arrest. Also charged with exhibiting or posing at least one child engaged in a sexual act. Pleaded guilty and sentenced 11/05 to 8 months in prison, 4 yrs probation and $20K fine.
Fraga Bento R. Fall River, MA Fraga retired in 2005 but still assisted in various duties. In Jan. 2008 Diocese received report that he had molested one minor on one occasion in 1979 at Holy Ghost Parish. He denied all allegations. After investigation, the Review Board found the allegations credible. His removal from Ministry was announced 3/16/08. As of 4/08, accuser had decided not to press criminal charges. at that time. Died 4/8/12.
Furtado Stephen R. Fall River, MA Working as pastor of Holy Ghost Church when he was placed on leave 4/02 after allegations dating back approx. 20 years. Had worked as hospital chaplain previously. Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim but DA had no jurisdiction.
Gaudin Rene Fall River, MA Entered order in 1949. Served in Japan, the Bahamas and Texas. Retired in 1993. Died 6/27/01. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least oneclaim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual.
Herrera Hernando Fall River, MA Placed on leave from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 8/03 after allegations of “inappropriate conduct” with two minors. No info on gender, location or time of incidents. Had been serving as executive director of youth ministries for the Diocese (since 2002) as well as parochial vicar at a parish. He had also served as part-time chaplain at a high school in Taunton from 1999 to 2002.
Higgins Phillip Fall River, MA Name appeared on list released by District Attorney 9/02. One alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Not listed in 1989 or 2002 Catholic Directory.
Kaszynski Robert S. Fall River, MA Resigned 3/02 after allegations that he had abused at least two teenage girls in 1960s-1970s. The 9/02 list of Fall River priests accused of sexual misconduct reported that there were four allegations against Kaszynski, all beyond the statute of limitations. Another woman made separate allegations in 5/02.
Landry David J. Fall River, MA Landry’s name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by DA’s office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Shown on “sick leave” from 2000-2002 and then disappeared from Catholic Directories.
Lebel Maurice T. Fall River, MA Originally a Jesuit, Lebel left the Order in 1991 and became part of Portland Diocese. Retired 2003 but was still active in ME until he was placed on leave by Portland Diocese 6/07 pending completion of investigation in Fall River, MA diocese. Complaint had been made that Lebel had sexually abused a youth in early 1980s in MA. He was a Jesuit at the time of the abuse. Reinstated to public ministry 3/11 after canonical trial found accusations “unproven.”
McCarthy Raymond W. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says four alleged victims. Believe this is Raymond W. McCarthy who transferred to St. Louis Diocese in 1972 and died in 2005.
McQuire (McGuire) Joseph Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim who was not interested in pursuing the case. Name spelled McGuire on one list and Mcquire on DA’s actual list and 2nd news article. Unable to verify either spelling..
Messier Donald E. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Messier left Fall River in 1973 to serve in Providence Diocese.
Murphy James E. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says three alleged victims with claims beyond the SOL. Worked at St. Patrick Church until left for Lima, Peru, in 1966 to take part in a South American mission. Upon his return, he became a priest at St. Mary’s Church in Taunton.
Neylon Bruce Fall River, MA Pastor of Holy Trinity when suspended due to an allegation Neylon sexually abused a 14- or 15-year-old boy in the early 1980s. Neylon denied the allegation. The diocese deemed it credible.
Nickel James R. Fall River, MA Congregation of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary priest. Assigned to Los Angeles CA archdiocese, Winona MN and Fall River MA dioceses, Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas. Went on to Damien Ministries in Washington DC. Died 1/20/08. In 4/12 attorney Mitch Garabedian announced settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel. Two more lawsuits filed 12/31/14 alleging sexual abuse of boys in Fall River diocese, one in 1970s, the other 1980s. Diocese settled for 880k in 4/17 with 8 men claiming abuse as boys by Nickel. Nickel would take altar boys on trips; abuse said to have occurred on Cape Cod, and on trips to Bahamas, IL, NY, Washington DC, RI and NH.
O’Dea Thomas E. Fall River, MA Man came forward in 1993 to allege that he had been molested by O’Dea in 1960s in a school basement when he was 12 years old. Same man also said he was abused by James Porter when the two priests worked at the same church. Review board unanimously found “insufficient evidence of improper activity” and Bishop O’Malley allowed O’Dea to continue as active priest until his death in 1/99.
Porter James R. Fall River, MA Laicized in 1974. Married and had four children. Named in multiple civil suits in MA and MN for abuse in 1960s and early 1970. Accused of abusing 100s of children in MA, NM, Crookston MN and TX before and after treatment. Found guilty in MN in 1992 of molesting babysitter. Served 4 months. Conviction overturned by MN Supreme Court. Pled guilty in 1993 in MA to abusing 28 children. Sentenced to 18-20 years. Over 100 claims settled. Died 2/05 of cancer while awaiting release from prison. One woman filed new suit in MN 6/13. Suit filed 11/15 claiming rape by Porter of former NM altar boy; Fr. Bernard Bissonette also accused of raping boy. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19. On Las Cruces list 6/24/19.
Rausch Edward A. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Rausch left the priesthood in early 1970s and has denied ever having harmed anyone.
Robillard Raymond A. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says two alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. in 1995 Robillard left position as chaplain at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home to become assistant archivist at Diocesan Archives, effective immediately. One 1999 website celebrating anniversary of former parish refers to Robillard as “retired.” 2002 Catholic Directory showed him absent on leave.
Simoes Gilbert Fall River, MA Suspended as priest and his priestly faculties were removed 3/86 after diocese learned of allegations against him. Absent on leave per 1993 Catholic Directory. He lived in Falmouth area and worked as regular substitute teacher at Famouth high school from 1989 until the 1997-1998 school year. School denies any knowledge of his history. Names linked with Jose Avila and Bernard Kelly, other abusers. Six allegations known by 9/02.
Souza Maurice Fall River, MA Fall River diocese says it first learned of allegations against Souza in 2012. Plaintiff’s attorney said he attempted to settle in mediation but efforts fell through. Civil suit filed 1/4/14 in CT accused Souza of abusing two boy, ages 9-17 while assigned to St. Anthony’s in East Falmouth 1977-86. He also allegedly would take the boys to various areas of MA and CT for athletic events and abuse them there. Died in 1996 at age 83. Suit also names former Fall River Bishop Daniel Cronin for his failure to properly supervise Souza. Suit was not made public until 5/12/14. Settled 1/19.
Tripp Kevin F. Fall River, MA Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says two alleged victims with claims beyond the SOL. Left in 1983 to work at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Per 1993 Catholic Directory, he was on special assignment with St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco Archdiocese. San Francisco Faith 2/03 newsletter shows a Kevin Tripp as executive director of the Marin Interfaith Council in San Rafael, CA.
Archambault Paul J. Springfield, MA Chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and a part-time parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hampden. Committed suicide 7/3/11 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart where he lived, after being confronted with abuse allegations. On 7/10/13, 20-yr-old man filed civil suit alleging abuse by Archambault at St. Patrick’s Parish in Chicopee over a 4-yr year period beginning at age 13. He alleges Diocese and main Pastor failed to protect him from Archambault. In 3/16 the diocese settled the lawsuit and added Archimbault’s name to its list of credibly accused priests.
Authier Edward Springfield, MA Name surfaced as accused in 5/29/19. His accuser was a 67-year-old man who also alleged abuse as a boy by Bishop Weldon, and by Rev. Clarence Forand. at St. Anne’s in Chicopee. The allegations were reportedly deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board in 9/18. Authier died in 1970.
Beauregard Gerald Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Deceased per 2008 Diocese of Springfield Directory (necrology).
Berthiaume George A. Springfield, MA Berthiaume (now deceased) was accused of abuse by one man, who also alleged abuse by other priests and two bishops in Springfield and Worcester dioceses. Complainant reportedly passed two polygraph tests. Worcester diocese investigated “several years ago” and deemed claims not credible. Springfield diocese stated that nothing in its files corroborates the allegations. Plaintiff currently in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder. Berthiaume died 12/3/85.
Blanchard Albert J. Springfield, MA Woman told diocese in 1993 that she sought counseling from Blanchard in 1971 at age 15. He was 30; there was a four-year “relationship” with her. He left priesthood in 1977, was laicized 6/80 & married. In 1993 the woman, the diocese and Blanchard settled after review board found allegations credible. In 2009 she learned he was working as volunteer “social worker/ spiritual care coordinator” for diocese resource group & complained. It took diocese a year to finally remove him.
Bonzagni John J. Springfield, MA Woman filed suit in 2003 alleging she was fondled by Bonzagni on three occasions when she was 16 and preparing for confirmation. Woman said she notified diocese twice (first in 2002). Her claims settled in 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Springfield diocese involving 18 priests. Bonzagni cleared by diocese 11/04. Named monsignor 12/06. Head of the pastoral planning office in 2008. Named co-vicar of diocese in 7/15.. Named leader of 3 churches 12/15.
Boudreau Paul T. Springfield, MA 1 claim included in 2004 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. First public mention of his name. Suspended in 1991 after being on leave for several years but not in 1989 Catholic directory. Supposedly “abandoned priesthood.”
Desilets Donald A. Springfield, MA Desilets was disciplined by the Diocesan Misconduct Commission and barred from public ministry in early 1990s after he allegedly molested two boys at Precious Blood Church in Holyoke. He was allowed to retire and join the Sulpician Fathers in Montreal to help prepare young men for priesthood. He died in 2001. One claim settled 2004 and another in 2008 as part of larger settlements.
Devlin Michael H. Springfield, MA Placed on leave 12/04 and named in civil suit 1/05 after allegations that he had abused a minor while he was a parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Springfield and at All Souls Parish in Springfield in mid-1970s. Review Board found allegations credible. Devlin denied the allegations. One claim included in 11/08 $4.5M settlement w/ Diocese. Canonical trial ordered – in process per Diocese 8/11 list.
Dion Frederick G. Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Deceased per 2008 Diocese of Springfield Directory (necrology)
Doheny Bernard L. Springfield, MA 3/05 civil suit alleges Plaintiff was abused by Doheny for 4 yrs beginning at age 10. Same suit alleges that Plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Doheny died in 1965.
Dranka Eugene Springfield, MA Two people settled claims against Dranka as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time Dranka had been publicly identified. Dranka, a native of Three Rivers, served in parishes in Westfield and Bondsville as well as LaSallette settings in Texas and New Hampshire. He died at age 66 in 1974.
Dube Donald V. Springfield, MA Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. His last assignment was 1993-1994. 2002 Catholic Directory showed him “on leave”. In 2002 his privileges were removed. Died 12/03. In 5/04 man filed suit against Dube’s estate alleging that Dube abused him between ages of 8 and 10 when he was an altar boy. One person settled claims 8/04 against Dube as part of $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests.
Dupre (Bp.) Thomas L. Springfield, MA Bishop. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two youths in 1970s. Resigned same day; sent to St. Luke’s for treatment, there for several years. Sued 2004. Indicted on two counts of rape in 2004; no procecution due to SOL . Found living at DC retirement home as of 5/10. Two claims included in diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Dupre made a financial contribution to settlement. Named in 2009 and 2010 suits as having reassigned perps who went on to abuse those plaintiffs. Settlement of 2009 case 7/12. Dupre died 12/30/16.
Farland David M. Springfield, MA Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Name not publicly released until 3/06. Accusation of abuse of a minor in the early 1990s, according to the diocese. The matter was handled internally by his superiors who removed Farland from any ministry with access to minors according to Diocesan spokesman. On medical leave in 1994. Last assignment was St. Michael’s cathedral. Life of Prayer & Penance. Possibly went to live in RI.
Flood Joseph E. Springfield, MA Flood, who died in 1996, was accused in 8/02 of having abused two or more students at Elm Bank minor seminary in Wellesley in late 1950s.
Forand Joseph Clarence W. Springfield, MA A man told the diocese in 1993 that Forand molested him for several years, beginning when he was age 8 or 9. Misconduct Committee did nothing because Forand had already retired. Forand continued to assist as retired priest until 2002 norms were issued. His privileges were removed at age 85. One claim settled as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield, involving 18 priests. Placed under prayer and penance until his death in 5/05. In 2018 a 67-year-old man told the Diocesan Review Board that he was abused as a boy by Forand, Rev. Edward Authier and Bishop Weldon. The allegations were deemed credible.
Gatineau Oscar Springfield, MA 3/05 civil suit alleges Plaintiff was abused by Gatineau for about 1 yr. Suit said he saw Plaintiff abused by another priest and did nothing. Same suit alleges that Plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Died in 1964.
Gauthier Lawrence Springfield, MA In suit filed 3/02 man alleged that Gauthier sexually abused him many times between ages of 9-12 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary from 1969-1972. He also claimed that there were at least 7-10 victims. Man said he had attempted suicide 15-20 times.Gautheir is retired.
Graves Alfred C. Springfield, MA Accused of abuse. One claim was part of 8/04 settlement re 18 priests. Also named in 12/04 suit by plaintiff who alleged Graves raped him 1969-71, starting at age 15. Graves was inactive and living in a monitored status after diocese found allegations credible. Had job at a retirement home but removed 7/02. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim in 2008 settlement. New suit in 9/09 accused 2 former bishops of knowingly allowing abuse of 1. Suit settled 7/27/12 for $500K after trial began.
Huller Ernest Karl Springfield, MA Two men filed separate suits (one in 11/02 and one in 3/03) alleging they were abused as students at Cathedral High School in Springfield by Huller. Huller was a counselor at the school. In 7/04 the diocese settled with 46 clergy abuse victims for more than $7M. Two plaintiffs with allegations against Huller are included in this settlement. Huller served as an Army chaplain for 19 years. He died in the mid- to late 1990s.
Jenness Joseph Roy Springfield, MA Four brothers filed civil suit 12/03 alleging abuse by Jenness and four other priests from 1967-1983. One of the brothers says he was abused by Jenness and 3 of the other four priests. Jenness would share him with the other priests at a camp. Separate suit filed 8/03. One person settled claims against Jenness as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants & Diocese. Also named in 12/04 civil suit. Deceased. 3 claims settled 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement.
Kelly Vernon Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs.
Kennedy Edward M. Springfield, MA Placed on leave 1991 and sent for treatment after accusations of abuse of young boys. Paid $20,000 in 1994 to settle sexual abuse charge. All rights removed 2002. Named in at least 3 suits filed 2003 & 2004. 1 Plaintiff included in 2004 settlement with Diocese. Other suits still pending. Laicization announced 12/01/06. 1 claim settled as part of $4.5M settlement 11/08
Koonz John A. Springfield, MA In 9/02 Three men came forward to say that Koonz abused them at separate times when they were teens. Diocesan Misconduct Commission found claims credible. Man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging that Koonz and Fr. Edward Kennedy sexually abused him as a minor. Three people settled claims against Koonz as part of 7/04 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese involving 18 priests. Another suit filed 1/05. 1 settlement 2008. Removed from all ministry. Died 11/27/13.
Lavelle Francis P. Springfield, MA Two men filed suit 7/02 alleging abuse by Lavelle when they were teens. One says abuse occurred in 1972 and the second says abuse occurred in 1980 during time Lavelle was working as secretary for the Bishop of Diocese. Four brothers filed suit 12/03 claiming abuse by Lavelle and 4 other priests between 1967-1983. Permanently barred from ministry 2/04. Two plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement for $7M. Named in 2004 civil suit. 2 more claims settled 2008. Outcome of Admin process needs Vatican approval.
Lavigne Richard R. Springfield, MA Arrested and charged in 1991 after the alleged abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys; jail time of 4-6 years suspended and he received 10 years probation. In 1993 11 new accusers surfaced, a day after Lavigne was released from treatment at St. Luke’s in MD. Claims with 17 plaintiffs settled in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement. Reportedly as many as 48 known victims. Laicization announced 1/04. Prime suspect in 1972 murder of an altar boy. Investigation was continuing as of 2007.
Leary Timothy J. Springfield, MA 1/05 civil suit alleged that Leary had abused one youth for 5 years, beginning when Plaintiff was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Died in 1991 at age 81. Two claims settled in 2008.
Malboeuf Ronald Springfield, MA Man filed suit 3/03 alleging that he had been sexually abused in mid-1960s by Malboeuf, beginning when he was about 11 and continuing for 2-3 yrs. Diocese removed Malboeuf after a man went to diocese officials in 1988 to complain that Malboeuf had abused him for about 5 years beginning when he was 10. 2 claims against Malboeuf settled 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese involving 18 priests. Malboeuf left ministry in 1988 and was voluntarily laicized 12/89.
Martone James A. Springfield, MA Ordained as permanent deacon in 1983. Placed on leave in 2004 after allegations he abused a child beginning in 1991 and continuing for several years. Marton also placed on leave from his job as business manager of a third parish pending results of theinvestigation. Diocese announced 5/05 that review board found allegations to be credible. Permanently removed from ministry.
McCarthy Thomas Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs.
McKenna James D. Springfield, MA Per news in 6/19, a woman told the diocese in Fall 2018 that McKenna sexually abuse her over 18 months at St. Francis in South Lee, beginning she was a high school sophomore in the early 1970s. She said McKenna would ply her with alcohol. She said she reported the abuse in 2018 to the Berkshire D.A. and to state police. McKenna died in 10/00.
McNamara John D. Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs.
Meehan Richard F. Springfield, MA Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. Returned to limited ministry as an archivist for diocese until 6/02. Named in 9/03 civil suit by one man. Case sent to Vatican in 2002; laicized 4/06. Two claims settled 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Two settled 2008. Meehan died 6/1/17 in Holyoke MA.
Menge James P. Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Retired June 2000. Died Aug. 2010.
O’Connor Thomas J. Springfield, MA Four brothers filed suit 12/03 alleging abuse by O’Connor and 4 other priests from 1967-1983. One brother said he was abused by O’Connor and 3 of the other 4 priests. None of the brothers knew that the others were being abused. They complained to Diocese 8/02 but nothing done. Also named by one in mid-2004 civil suit and another in 12/04 suit. Died. One claim settled 2008.
O’Hearn Richard Springfield, MA One man settled with Diocese for $75,000 in 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement with 59 claimants. He claimed abuse by O’Hearn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Pittsfield
O’Malley Thomas F. Springfield, MA One person settled claims against O’Malley as part of 8/04 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time O’Malley had been publicly identified. Died 1985 at age 84
Russell John R. Springfield, MA Woman came forward in 2004 to claim that she was the subject of inappropriate sexual advances and an alleged sexual assault by Russell when she was in high school between 1968 and early 1970s. Russell left active priesthood in 1970 and later became Episcopal priest. Springfield diocese found accusation to be credible and told the Episcopal church. Russell left active Episcopal priesthood in 2001. Also accused of abuse in New Mexico.
Sabotor Michael Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs.
Scanlon John Springfield, MA At least one claim included in Diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. No other information. (There was a John J. Scanlon from the Diocese of Springfield, ordained in 1927, died in 1967.)
Sgueglia Charles Joseph Springfield, MA Name released by Diocese 8/11 as a priest who has had a credible allegation of abuse of a minor made against him while he was still living. He was ordered to live a life of prayer & penance. He is now deceased. No further information know at this time.
Sipitkowski James A. Springfield, MA In 2/04, Vicar General testified at hearing on complaint filed by a male church employee that parishioners at Holy Family had reported Sipitkowski had young boys going up to rectory late at night and that he left Holy Family due to allegations of sexual abuse & financial mismanagement. No investigation was conducted. Complainant said pictures of Sipitkowski dressed in women’s clothing “in a compromising position with other scantily dressed men” were found after he was transferred. Active priest 10/08.
Sullivan Charles J. Springfield, MA Name released by Diocese 8/11 as a priest who has had a credible allegation of abuse of a minor made against him while he was still living. Supposedly ordered to life of prayer and penance after administrative process found in support of the allegation. Current whereabouts are unknown.
Vidnansky Mary Jane Springfield, MA Accused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing a boy 1974-76, starting when the boy was age 14 and attended Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke. Abuse is alleged to have included intercourse. Plaintiff said Vidnansky told him she was pregnant by him and that she had had an abortion. Vidnansky left the order in mid 1970s.
Walsh James T. Springfield, MA A 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused by Walsh. Same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Walsh died in 1970.
Wamsher Ronald E. Springfield, MA Four brothers complained to Diocese in 2002 and then filed suit 2003 alleging abuse by 5 priests, including Wamsher, from 1967-1983. 3 of the 4 alleged abuse by Wamsher. Wamsher denied all allegations. Not placed on leave until 4/04. Another suit filed8/04. Diocese announced 5/05 that allegations were credible and Wamsher’s privileges were removed in accordance with Dallas Norms. Three claims settled 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement. Canonical Trial ordered.
Welch David P. Springfield, MA Man filed a civil suit 2/04 alleging that he was sexually abused by Welch (spelled Walsh) for 3 years in early 1950s. At the time, Welch was in charge of St. Michael’s High School (now closed). Welch, who died in 1986, was editor of the Diocese’s newpaper & executor of Bishop Weldon’s estate. Conflict in 2003-2004 that Welch, as executor, may have destroyed Diocesan personnel files relating to abuse accusations within the Diocese. 1 claim settled 8/04 & 2 in 2008.
Weldon (Bp) Christopher J. Springfield, MA Bishop of Springfield 1950-77. Accused of having knowledge of many abusers in diocese. Died in 1982. Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 11-16. Accuser claimed he was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), several other priests, Weldon and another bishop. Accuser was in a TX prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Diocese said not credible. Claim NOT settled in 11/08 settlement. In 9/18 the Diocesan Review Board deemed credible an allegation that Weldon molested a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the early 1960s. The alleged victim said he was also abused by Revs. Edward Authier and Clarence Forand, also deemed credible. In 5/19 third man reportedly alleged abuse by Weldon.
Antonucci Antonio F. Worcester, MA Antonucci ran a street ministry for young children. Charged in 1993 with fondling a 15 yr old youth. Acquitted by Court 5/96. Also named in civil cuit against Fr. Albert Liberatore in Scranton, PA. Suit claimed the victim went to Antonucci for help and that he encouraged the youth not to tell because it would ruin his life. In 3/07, the court dismissed the “aiding and abetting claim” against Antonucci which was part of the suit.
Ares Brion T. Worcester, MA Charged in late 1993 with raping a 20 year old man who came to him for counseling. Acquitted 10/94 on a rape charge and a mistrial was declared re a charge of indecent assault. Defense claimed that the alleged victim had consented to oral sex after nightof drinking at rectory. Prosecutors said victim was too drunk to consent. Died 1998. Name included on Boston’s list of accused priests in 2002.
Bagley John J. Worcester, MA Finished seminary in Rome. Served at Vatican 1972-1974. Placed on leave 2/02 after man called Diocese to complain of abuse in 1967 when he was 17. He had complained to Bishop Harrington in 1994 but nothing done. At least 1 more accuser located. Unableto prosecute in MA due to SOL but matter referred to Canada for possible prosecution. Resigned as minister 2003 but still priest. 2nd man filed civil suit 12/04 re 1963 abuse. Trial set 2006.
Banach Henry S. Worcester, MA Allegedly abused a boy age 12 or 13 in 1976 and 1977 when he was assigned to St. Hedwig parish in Southbridge. 2 brothers filed suit 2002. Another man joined suit 10/02. 4th man later came forward with similar allegations. 1 case settled out of court &dismissed 5/05. 2nd set for trial 10/06.
Bartlett Lee F. Worcester, MA Placed on leave 3/02. Accused in 6/02 civil suit of abusing 2 boys in 1979-1980. He reportedly fondled them and made them participate in “Greek Olympics” wherein he got them intoxicated and then made they run naked through the streets at night at his residence on Cape Cod. Also said to have taken nude photos of boys and showed them porno movies, and to have taken some boys on trip to Paris. Resigned from parish 2003 but still a priest. Was to undergo church trial.
Beaulac Robert Worcester, MA In 1960s Beaulac was on staff at Assumption College, a prep school. Supposedly pursuaded a young student to stay overnight because of the weather and fed him alcohol. Instead of allowing student to stay in infirmary, he had the boy stay in his room and allegedly abused the youth. Same youth accuses another priest at the school of instituting a relationship with him during the same general time period of 1965-1967. Died 11/00. Named in 2002 civil suit.
Bernard Andre M. Worcester, MA Served as Air Force Chaplain from 1975 – 1991. Bernard’s name listed on Privilege Log provided by Military Vicariate in Robert Peebles matter in Diocese of Dallas. Listed as “absent on leave” per 1993 and 1995 Official Catholic Directories.
Blizard David L. Worcester, MA Left active priesthood in 1988. By 2002 several people had accused him of abuse. 7/02 civil suit alleged that Blizard abused one man in 1978-1980 as part of a “child sex” ring that operated out of the former House of Affirmation. Arrested 8/03 on charges of assault in 1988. In 8/04 Court found Blizard not guilty of one charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14. Involuntary laicization granted 2012 and announced 3/5/13.
Branconnier Gerard L. Worcester, MA Accused in 1993 (?) civil suit of abusing 16 yr old boy at North American Martyrs Parish, Auburn some years previously. Removed from active duty in 1993. Suit settled for approx. $35K. In 2006 same Plaintiff alleged that Branconnier was continuing to function as a priest (without authorization from Diocese) and asked that he be laicized.
Carelli Richard J. Worcester, MA In 4/03 suit, man alleged Carelli abused him in 1964 when Carelli was headmaster of former Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester. Man said Carelli would call him into the principal’s office and abuse him there. Man said that he failed only one subject that year but that Carelli kept him back, stating it was “because Plaintiff had refused his advances.” Retired 1993 and died 2000. Total of 3 suits settled out of court by 2/06.
Carney Michael L. Worcester, MA Sued 12/04. Allegedly abused a 15 yr old boy while assigned to St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Worcester in 1977 and 1978. Civil suit still pending in 2006. Died 1981.
Chu Cong Joseph Worcester, MA Per 2002 article, Chu Cong charged with sexual assault of individual over 14 re alleged incident that took place in 8/01. Another woman said he groped her as well. Pleaded not guilty. Lived under restriction at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Mass. Was there for 40 yrs. Jury found him not guilty 3/03. Died late 2004.
Coonan Joseph A. Worcester, MA As many as 15 men have made allegations that Coonan psychologically manipulated and somethimes sexually abused them in 1970s prior to his ordination when he was teacher at Oxford High School and camp counselor in Oxford . He was placed on leave in 2002 when accusations made. Has fought accusations. Also accused in 2006 of physical abuse of his own mother & sister. Fought to be reinstated as pastor until 2/08. Even appealed to Vatican. Died 10/7/11.
Devlin Chester J. Worcester, MA Removed 4/02 as head of Diocese’s Respect Life Office and from parish assignment after an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1980s. During the 1980s he was headmaster at 2 different private schools within the Diocese. Sued in 2003 by one man alleging abuse in 1979 at Holy Name high school. No criminal charges due to SOL.
Doherty Paul J. Worcester, MA Placed on leave 11/06 after he confessed to Bishop that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor more than thirty years ago, long before his ordination. Bishop also reported the matter to police. Doherty was ordained in 1995 at age 47. Bishop to ask that he be laicized.
Dongor Lowe B. Worcester, MA From Philippines. Came to Worcester in 2003. Studied at Assumption College and St. Mary Seminary. Removed 7/11 from 1st assign. at St.Joseph Parish in Fitchburg . Computer techs found child porn on computer; told police. He admitted using porn. Also took money from church & sent back to family. No reason for his removal until 9/11 arrest. Fled to Philippines 11/11. Vatican asked to laicize him. Extradited to US 12/12, arrested and held on bail. Pled guilty 2/26/12. 2 1/2 yrs jail suspended for 5 yrs.
Fredette Joseph A. Worcester, MA Fled to Canada 1974 after accusations he molested 2-3 boys at halfway house for delinquents. Indicted in 1992. Arrested 1994 and extradited from Canada. Civil suit filed 1993 in NH by another man. $100K decision for Plaintiff 10/94. Convicted 1995;sentenced to 3 concurrent 4-5 year sentences in prison. Served his time and was released. MA Supreme Court overturned the conviction 10/02, citing procedural errors. Named in DA’s report re Worcester Diocese. May have died in MI in 2010.
Gagnon Jean-Paul Worcester, MA Psych evaluation in 1977 prior to ordination indicated Gagnon had possible “sex role identification” problems. Sued 9/02. Accused of molesting a 14 year old boy in early 1980. Took personal leave but finally placed on leave by Bishop 7/03. Part of civil suit settled 5/04. Criminal charges filed and he was arraigned 2004 on charges of sexually assaulting 2 plaintiffs. Pleaded not guilty. Sentended to 18 months supervised probation in 2005.
Harrington (Bp) Timothy J. Worcester, MA Accused in 3/29/05 suit of sexually abusing a boy from age 11 to 15 three times; abuse consisted of genital fondling, anal penetration, and oral copulation. The diocese examined diocesan records and stated that it “found no basis of credibility to the claims.” Retired 1994 and died 1997. Claim NOT settled in 11/08 $4.5M settlement w/ Diocese. .
Holley David A. Worcester, MA Ordained for the Benedictines. Became Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to Paraclete center in NM for treatment. Many victims in many states. After he abused in El Paso, Bishop Metzger transferred him to the San Angelo, TX diocese. Convicted 1993 of abusing 8 boys 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; 275-year sentence. Died in prison 11/25/08; buried in NM. Accused in new federal suit of abusing, along with D. Barfield and W. Diamond, a boy in Alamogordo. He and Diamond also worked together earlier. New suit in Denver 12/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. On Amarillo diocese’s list 1/31/19. On El Paso’s list 1/31/19. On San Angelo’s list 2/13/19.
Inzerillo Peter J. Worcester, MA Placed on leave 1994 when civil suit filed alleging abuse of 19-yr old in 1984. Suit settled 1999 for $300K. Reassigned in 2000 to St. Leo Church and St. Leo Elementary School in Leominster. Placed on leave again 3/02 after parents said he attempted to molest 8-10 boys and gave graphic sexual talk to boys and girls. Another civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse in 1993-1994. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Laicization announced in 1/18.
Jalbert Norman R. Worcester, MA Died 1994. In 2003 Jalbert was accused of sexually assaulting at least two students, possibly as many as six. He was former guidance counselor at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/ Senior High 1971 – 1984. Some of the assaults were alleged to have occurred at a camp that Jalbert owned. One accuser said he attempted to tell Headmaster when abuse occurred but Jalbert was called into the room before he could tell.
Kane Thomas A. Worcester, MA 1993 suit alleged abuse from 1968-1979. Settled 1995. Often associated with Thomas Teczar and Victor Frobas. Former director of House of Affirmation. Finally left Diocese in 1993 but continued to receive financial support from them while working in Mexico. Finally officially placed on leave. Voluntarily laicized 2012 but not announced until 3/5/13.
Kardas Thaddeus (Ted) J. Worcester, MA One woman sued in 1993 alleging that when she was 11, Kardas referred to her as his girlfriend, kissed her in the rectory, and often attempted to caress her. This went on for 1 yr. He was in his mid-twenties. Suit was settled in 1995 for $55K. Another women had complained about Kardas prior to the 1993 allegation. Placed on leave 1993 and still on leave at time of his death 8/06.
Kelley Robert E Worcester, MA Convicted 1990 and 2003. Admitted abusing 50-100 girls between 1976-1983. Sentenced to two separate prison terms (1990-1996 and 2003-2008) for different abuses. Registered sex offender. Also several civil suits. First civil suit filed 1993. In 1997 one plaintiff awarded $527K from Kelley. Ceased to be active priest in 1986. Two lawsuits settled in 2006. Laicized 6/15, after which diocesan support was discontinued and Kelley lived in a homeless shelter in Boston.
Laperle Louis Worcester, MA One man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968. Incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968 so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.
Lettic Edward P. Worcester, MA Removed 1/26/14 without privileges from Immaculate Conception in Lancaster after man made recent allegation of abuse approx. 40 yrs previous and it was deemed credible. Abuse is believed to have occurred at St. Joan of Arc Church in Worcester. Diocese says this is the first allegation against him. Matter will be referred to the Vatican. Worcester DA is also conducting an investigation.
Martin, M.I.C.M. Joseph M. Worcester, MA Brother of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (M.I.C.M.), based at St. Benedict Abbey in Harvard MA. Martin died 12/29/13 qt age 86. A man told the Order in 2017 that Martin raped him as a boy in the 1970s. The man filed suit in 7/18, claiming Abbot Francis X. Connelly knew Martin admitted the abuse to the police in 2013, but didn’t tell him. A CA monsignor had contacted police after the man confided in him. The man also claimed the Abbot offered to help with his medical expenses, but withdrew the offer because his needs were too costly.
Messier Raymond P. Worcester, MA Messier had inappropriate sexual contact with 9 yr old boy in Worcester in 1980 at a camp owned by the priest’s family. Bp. Harrington informed immediately. Promised Messier would never again have access to young people. Instead, just transferred him. Victim learned of transfer in 2002 and filed suit. Two other men joined suit, alleging abuse in late 1970s. Investigated by DSS in 2003 re recent allegations. DSS confirmed but he was no-billed by Grand Jury. Additional suit filed 12/04.
Nicewicz Edward Worcester, MA Nicewicz was assigned as chaplain at state prison in Gardner, MA when he was accused in 1985 of child rape and molestation involving 2 girls, ages 11 and 12, from Sutton. Received a jail sentence in 1986.
O’Donoghue Brendan W. Worcester, MA Retired in 1984. Placed on leave after man filed suit in 1994 alleging that O’Donoghue sexually assaulted him at age 13 in 1978. Suit referenced 2 previous allegations. Suit settled 1999 for $300K. Transferred 12 times in 1st 15 years as priest. 1999 civil suit by a 2nd plaintiff who alleged abuse in 1962 settled in 2001. Additional suits filed in 2002 & 2004. He died 08/26/14.
O’Neil Leo J. Worcester, MA Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy who was living at the Stetson Home for Boys in Barre in 1975. O’Neil was assigned to St. Joseph Church at the time. O’Neil was retired when the suit was filed. He died 2/05. Civil suit set for trial 11/06.
Page Raymond J. Worcester, MA Originally part of Springfield diocese prior to time Worchester was formed. in 2005 suit he was accused of abuse by nephew in 1950s, beginning when boy was 9. Nephew says Page introduced him to 4 other priests who also abused him. Died in 1998. Accuser’s brother doubts that the allegations are true. Was Vicar General of Worcester in 1983. As Vicar General, Page was given information on abuse by Jean Paul Gagnon, Thomas Teczar and Robert Kelley, among others but did nothing.
Provost Ronald D. Worcester, MA Pastor gave Aux. Bp. Harrington photos he made of boys in underwear in early 1980s; sent to House of Affirmation. Made pastor 1988. Removed 1/92; sent to St. Luke’s. Convicted 1/93 of taking nude photos of 10 yr old. 10 yr susp. sentence. In 1/92 gave police 100+ nude & semi-nude photos of boys he took starting in 1977. In 1996 civil trial, jury found Diocese & Bp. not responsible & found that Plaintiff did not suffer physical harm from the pictures. New suit filed 10/10 re abuse 1979-1982.
Rebokus Donald J. Worcester, MA In 2003 man alleged that he was molested by Rebokus who was a former headmaster at Holy Name High School. Abuse would involve wrestling and showers and massages. Abuse also occurred at a parish after Rebokus left the school. Abuse stopped when the victim bested Rebokus in wrestling. No civil suit. Rebokus died in 1983.
Reilley Bernard R. Worcester, MA Woman filed suit 12/04 alleging that Reilley had sexually assaulted her for several years between the ages of 2 and 8 in 1950s. Died 1990. Case was still pending 2/15/06.
Rueger (Bp) George E. Worcester, MA Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of a young man aged 13-14 in 1960s after giving him alcohol. Suit dropped 2003 by Plaintiff. Diocesan investigation found no proof of charges and Pope’s representative to the US agreed with the findings.
Shauris Robert A. Worcester, MA One of 3 previously unnamed priests listed in 1995 confidential settlement of a 1993 lawsuit against Thomas A. Kane & Worcester Diocese. Placed on leave 1991 “so he could work” at local college when he was accused in 2002 suit of abuse of 2 boys in mid-1980s at St. Bernard’s Catholic High School in Fitchburg. Case settled 2004. Found working as church organist at First Congregational Church of Leicester in 2012.Believed to be living in Worcester. Voluntary laicization in 2012 announced 3/5/13.
Steponaitis Justin Worcester, MA Sued 1993. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol in 1971-1976. Steponaitis denied all charges. He retired 1987 and died 1995. Suit had been dismissed by 1997. Also accused in 2004 of sexually abusing a boy 1980-1986; the Worcester and Spokane dioceses provided therapy.
Szantyr John J. Worcester, MA Ordained for the Marian order; dismissed by the order in 1972. Assisted at Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, CT in the early 1970s. Sent to treatment in MA in 1975. Prohibited in 1978 from ministry in the Hartford archdiocese after an allegation received. Became priest of the Worcester Diocese in 1980. Per 8/02 article, a youth accused Szantyr in 1987 of molesting him for two years. Family went to police; charges not pursued. Szantyr left MA in 1986 or 1987. Charged in 6/03 with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Had been accused of molesting two altar boys. No trial as of 4/07 due to Szantyr’s mental condition. A private investigator found him walking and driving on his own in 5/07. Civil suit filed 1/05. Ruled incompetent to stand trial 5/08. Died 5/16/14 in Waterbury, CT. Charges were pending, then formally dropped after his death. On the Hartford archdiocese’s list 1/22/19.
Teczar Thomas H. Worcester, MA Accused of abuse of 1 in 1996 suit in MA. Jury found for plaintiff 10/02 but awarded no damages. Arrested in MA 12/02 for abuse in TX. Non-jury trial held in TX 3/07. TX judge found him guilty; sentenced to 25 yrs prison. Conviction overturned on appeal 10/08. Retrial began 3/23/09. On 3/26/09,TX jury found him guilty. Sentenced to 50 yrs prison. Civil suits by 5 plaintiffs in Fort Worth and Amarillo settled in 2005 and 2007. Another claim settled 2/08. Laicization announced 9/9/11. Sought early parole for medical reasons 6/13 but it was denied after public outcry to parole board. Died in prison March 2015.
Walsh Gerard P. Worcester, MA In 3/02 man gave Dist. Atty a written confession from Walsh regarding his abuse which began in late 1970s. Walsh had been serving as Chaplain with MA state police. Walsh admitted abuse and was removed from police and parish duties 3/02. Resigned in 2003. Diocese had known since 1998 when Plaintiff wrote letter outlining abuse. Walsh denied at that time.

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