Springfield Catholic diocese updated list of credibly accused clergy, laity includes sex abuse allegations dating back to 1940s

SPRINGFIELD (MA)
MassLive.com/The Republican [Springfield MA]

June 2, 2021

By Stephanie Barry

Pledging a new era of transparency and healing, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield on Wednesday released an updated list of clergy and nonreligious personnel accused of sexual abuse dating back 80 years.

The new accounting represents a significant policy shift for the diocese. The list grew from 21 to 61 after officials opted to add previously excluded categories of the accused, including dead priests, laity and clergy from religious orders who were not ordained in the Springfield diocese but served in various assignments locally. (Scroll down to see the full list below.)

In addition to adding new names, the updated list breaks down each entry with the accused’s former role in the diocese, assignments within the diocese, time working in the organization, the nature of the “reported conduct,” the timeframe of the allegations and whether the priest or layperson had more than one credible allegation lodged against him. The last category is followed simply with either “yes” or “no” and does not include the number of credible allegations.

The list is broken down into categories and includes priests from parishes across the four western counties and one whose allegation dates back to 1943. Most of the accusations stem from abuse between the late 1950s to the early 1990s.

The inventory also includes disciplinary actions up to laicization — the total stripping of priestly privileges — and “assignments to a life of prayer and penance.”

The lay personnel added to the list include:

  • Michael Graziano, a former president of the Catholic Communications Corp. He was credibly accused a single time of sexual abuse of a minor in 1985. He resigned in 2004.
  • Robert Ellis Hosmer Jr., who was on the faculty of the former Holyoke Catholic High School from 1968-79. Hosmer was the subject of more than one allegation of abusing a child during the 1970s.
  • Michael F. Linnehan, who was on the faculty of St. Joan of Arc School in Chicopee from 1981-89. He faced an abuse allegation dating back to 1987-88.

All but one of the people on the list are accused of sexually abusing children; one was accused of “sexual misconduct involving an adult.” The list also was updated to note that the late Richard Lavigne, defrocked in 2003, died last month of COVID-19 at the age of 80 as he was about to be charged with the 1972 murder of altar boy Daniel “Danny” Croteau.

Lavigne was perhaps the diocese’s most prolific molester of children during his 25-year career as a priest in seven parishes from Springfield to Shelburne Falls. The diocese has paid financial settlements to dozens of his accusers over the past three decades. Lavigne in 1992 pleaded guilty to sexually molesting two boys in the 1980s, but evaded jail time. He was removed from public ministry that year.

Doug Cole, a survivor of clergy abuse, speaks at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield called to discuss the release of 40 names added to the list of sexual abusers, June 2, 2021. The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield listens. (Don Treeger / The Republican)
Doug Cole, a survivor of clergy abuse, speaks at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield called to discuss the release of 40 names added to the list of sexual abusers, June 2, 2021. The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield listens. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

One of Lavigne’s victims, Doug Cole, spoke briefly at a Wednesday press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield. Cole said he waited 40 years to disclose that Lavigne had abused him when he was Cole’s parish priest in Shelburne Falls. He first shared the news with his current parish priest, the Rev. William Lunney, who encouraged Cole to inform the diocese. Without going into detail, Cole said it was a process fraught with fresh heartbreak.

“There were many errors and it felt like I was being revictimized once again,” Cole said, his voice choked with tears. “I am not a spokesman for the diocese. I am blessed … to have my faith. I once called myself a victim but I am a survivor.”

Cole joined Bishop William Byrne and Jeffrey Trant, the diocesan head of victim assistance, in urging anyone who suffered abuse to contact law enforcement and the diocese.

Jeffrey Trant, director of the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance at the Springfield Diocese, speaks at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield to discuss the addition of 40 names to the list of accused sexual abusers in the clergy. On the far left is abuse survivor Doug Cole and next him is The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield. (Don Treeger / The Republican)
Jeffrey Trant, director of the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance at the Springfield Diocese, speaks at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield to discuss the addition of 40 names to the list of accused sexual abusers in the clergy. On the far left is abuse survivor Doug Cole and next him is The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

“Sexual abuse of a child is a crime, whether the abuse occurred one year ago, 10 years ago, or 50 years ago,” Trant said.

He declined to comment on how many outstanding sexual abuse allegations are under review, as the diocese entered into an agreement with local district attorneys to first forward accusations to their offices for evaluation for criminal prosecution.

Byrne opened his remarks by indirectly conceding that the complaint review process was flawed, and the list of accused clergy incomplete.

“In order for a wound to heal, it must be completely cleaned out,” Byrne said, reaffirming his commitment to revisit the list when he was installed earlier this year.

Referring to the past screening processes for new clergy abuse allegations, the bishop also acknowledged the church’s often insular posture.

“In an effort to protect the institution, I guess, it was sometimes adversarial,” Byrne said. “This is a culture … that we need to change. We need to keep ourselves focused on healing and transparency.”

The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Don Treeger / The Republican)
The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Bishop Marshall Center in Springfield on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

Trant said he and a team of advisers, including a retired Springfield police captain, have spent more than a year conducting “a systematic review of all case files of available allegations of sexual abuse by clergy and other diocesan personnel.”

The list was first established on Aug. 25, 2011, following the Boston archdiocese the same day, according to a diocesan spokesman.

The new criteria were developed by Trant’s team and reviewed by forensic psychologist Raina Lamade of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

“The list released today reflects the findings of the review conducted by the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance, which were confirmed by Dr. Lamade’s independent review,” Trant said.

Some advocates were unconvinced that the updated list represents full disclosure.

“I have represented dozens of clergy abuse victims who were sexually abused by priests of the Diocese of Springfield,” said Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian. “Given the Diocese of Springfield’s past attempts to hide the crimes of clergy sexual abuse and its refusal to release secret files, many clergy sexual abuse victims do not believe that the list is anywhere near complete.”


Full updated list begins here:

Paul Archambault

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2011

Year of Birth: 1969

Year of Ordination: 2005

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, South Hadley (2005-2006); St. Patrick’s Chicopee [In residence] (2007-2009); St. Mary Parish, Hampden (2008-2011); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield [In residence] (2009-2011)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 2005-2011

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 2006-2010

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Albert Rene Blanchard

Last Known Status: Leave of Absence, 1977; Laicized (Voluntary), 1980

Year of Birth: 1941

Year of Ordination: 1966

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, North Adams (1966); St. John the Evangelist Parish, Agawam (1966-1973); St. Patrick Parish, South Hadley (1973-1977)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1966-1977

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1971

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Donald A. Desilets

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2001

Year of Birth: 1926

Year of Ordination: 1952

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee (1958-1975); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1967-1971); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1971-1972); St. Louis de France Parish, West Springfield (1972-1975); Precious Blood Parish, Holyoke (1975-1978); St. Aloysius Parish, Indian Orchard (1978-1993)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1958-1993

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1987-1993

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Michael Henry Devlin

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2004; Deceased, 2021

Year of Birth: 1942

Year of Ordination: 1968

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, North Adams (1968-1969); Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Westfield (1969-1974); St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Springfield (1974-1975); Medical Center of Western Mass (later Baystate Medical Center), Springfield (1975 – 1985); All Souls Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1975 – 1985); Sts. Patrick and Raphael Parish, Williamstown (1985-1989); Baystate Medical Center, Springfield (1989-2000); All Souls Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1989-1991); St. John the Evangelist Parish, Agawam [In residence] (1991-1993); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1993-1994); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee [In residence] (1994-2000); St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Haydenville (2000-2002); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee [In residence] (2002 – 2004); Providence Place, Holyoke (2002-2004); St. Mary’s Parish, Longmeadow (2002-2004)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1969-2004

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1970-1972

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Thomas Ludger Dupre

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2016

Year of Birth: 1933

Year of Ordination: 1959; Episcopal Ordination, 1990

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. George Parish, Chicopee (1959-1964); St. John the Baptist Parish, Ludlow (1970-1973); Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (1964-1967); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1967- 1970); Chancery Office, Springfield (1967-1979); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee [In residence] (1973-1977); Chancery Office, Springfield [In residence] (1977-1978); St. Louis de France Parish, West Springfield (1978-1990); St. Joseph Mission, East Longmeadow (1989); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1990); Auxiliary Bishop (1990-1995); Bishop of Springfield (1995-

2004)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1959-2004

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1970-1973, 1975-1984

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

David Michael Farland

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002

Year of Birth: 1947

Year of Ordination: 1974

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1974-1976); Cathedral High School (1976-1979); Holy Family Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1976-1979); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1979-1985); St. Mary Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1979-1980), St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1980-1981); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1981-1985); Our Lady of Fatima, Ludlow (1985-1990); St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield (1990-1993); St. Michael’s Gate of Heaven and St. Aloysius Cemeteries (1997-1999); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield [In residence] (1997-2002); Mercy Hospital (1999-2002)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1974-2002

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1984-1988

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Joseph Clarence W. Forand

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2005

Year of Birth: 1917

Year of Ordination: 1945

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1946-1950); Saint John the Baptist, Ludlow (1950-1955); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1955-1961); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1961); St. Anne Parish, Chicopee (1961-1964); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1964-1967); Sacred Heart Parish, Northampton (1967-1968); Precious Blood Parish, Holyoke (1968- 1969); St. Anne Parish, Turners Falls (1969-1983); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1983-1993), St. Patrick Parish, Monson (1994), St. Anthony of Padua Parish, North Adams (1994-1995)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1946-1995

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1960-1962, 1968-1979

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Alfred Charles Graves

Last Known Status: Laicized (Involuntary), 2006

Year of Birth: 1941

Year of Ordination: 1967

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary Parish, Orange (1967-1970); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1970-1976); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1976-1977); St. Jerome Parish, Holyoke (1977); Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City (1977-1981); Sacred Heart Parish, Pittsfield (1981); Sts. Patrick and Raphael Parish, Williamstown (1981-1985); St. Matthew Parish, Indian Orchard (1985-1989); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1989-1992)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1967-1992

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1972-1976, 1981-1985

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Maurice P. Karam

Last Known Status: Leave of Absence, 1970; Deceased, 2013

Year of Birth: 1929

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield (1957-1999); Ascribed to the Eparchy of Saint

Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite Rite) (1999 – 2013)

Year of Ordination: 1957

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Lee (1957-1963); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1963-1964); St. Anthony Catholic Church (Maronite Rite), Springfield (1964-1970)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1960-1999

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1967-1968

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Edward Michael Kennedy

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Laicized (Involuntary), 2006; Deceased, 2018

Year of Birth: 1933

Year of Ordination: 1959

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Patrick Parish, Chicopee (1959); Holy Family Parish, Springfield (1959); St. Brigid Parish, Amherst (1959-1960); St. Patrick Parish, Monson (1960-1967); St. Joseph Parish, Shelburne Falls (1967- 1968); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield (1968); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1968-1978); North American Martyrs Parish, Lanesboro (1978-1979); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Northampton (1979-1992); Providence Motherhouse, Holyoke (1996); Chancery Office, Springfield (1997-2002)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1959-1992, 1996-2002

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1969-1973, 1978-1985

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

John Anthony Koonz

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Deceased, 2013

Year of Birth: 1937

Year of Ordination: 1963

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City (1963); Christ the King Parish, Ludlow (1963-1964); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1964-1969); St. John Parish, Millers Falls (1969-1973); Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1973-1978); St. Agnes Parish, Dalton (1978-2002); St. Joseph Mission, Stockbridge and St. Patrick Parish, West Stockbridge (1995-2002)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1963-2002

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1969-1972, 1974-1977

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Francis Patrick Lavelle

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Assigned to a Life of Prayer and Penance, 2010

Year of Birth: 1942

Year of Ordination: 1970

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary Parish, Orange (1970); Holy Trinity Parish, Greenfield (1970-1973); St. Mary Parish, Westfield (1973-1975); Chancery Office, Springfield (1975-1977); Chancery Office, Springfield [In residence] (1975-1979); Holy Cross Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1979); Chancery Office, Springfield [In residence] (1979-1980); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield (1980-1984); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Adams (1984-1993); Newman Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1993-1997); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Northampton (1996-1997); Immaculate Conception Parish Easthampton (2001); St. Mary’s Parish, Longmeadow (2001-2002)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1970-2002

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1978-1979

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Richard Roger Lavigne

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 1991; Criminal Conviction, 1992;

Laicized (Involuntary), 2003; Deceased, 2021

Year of Birth: 1941

Year of Ordination: 1966

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Easthampton (1966-1967); Precious Blood Parish, Holyoke (1967); St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Springfield (1967-1968); St. Mary Parish, Springfield (1968-1976); St. Francis of Assisi Parish, North Adams (1976-1977); St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Palmer (1977); St. Joseph Parish, Shelburne Falls (1977-1991)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1966-1991

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Murder

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1966-1990

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Ronald Raoul Malboeuf

Last Known Status: Laicized (Voluntary), 1989; Deceased, 2009

Year of Birth: 1939

Year of Ordination: 1965

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Florence (1965); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1965-1969); Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1969-1971); St. George Parish, Chicopee (1971-1973); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1973); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1973-1975); St. Jerome Parish, Holyoke (1975); St. Joseph Parish, Shelburne Falls (1976); St. Joseph Mission, East Longmeadow (1977); Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1977-1978); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1979); St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Springfield (1981); St. Mary the Morning Star Parish, Pittsfield (1981); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield [In residence] (1981); Notre Dame du Bon Conseil Parish, Easthampton (1984-1985); St. Anthony of Padua Parish, North Adams (1986); St. Mary Parish, Springfield (1987)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1965-1987

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1967-1969

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

James Martone

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2004; Deceased, 2021

Year of Birth: unknown

Year of Ordination: Permanent Diaconate, 1983

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Agawam (1990); Sacred Heart Parish, Feeding Hills (1991-2003); Immaculate Conception Parish, West

Springfield (2004); St. Louis de France Parish, West Springfield (2004)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1990-2004

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1991-1999

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Richard Francis Meehan

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Laicized (Involuntary), 2006;

Deceased, 2017

Year of Birth: 1943

Year of Ordination: 1969

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1969-1971); St. Patrick Parish, South Hadley (1971-1973); Cathedral High School, Springfield (1971-1972); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1973-1975); St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Turners Falls (1976-1980); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield (1980-1991); St. John the

Evangelist Parish, Agawam (1991-1994)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1969-1994

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1969-1990

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

John R. Russell

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 1970; Deceased, 2019

Year of Birth: 1939

Year of Ordination: 1966

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, Springfield (1967-1970)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1967-1970

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1968-1970

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Charles Joseph Sgueglia

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Deceased, 2005

Year of Birth: 1918

Year of Ordination: 1977

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Florence (1974); St. Mary Parish, Orange (1974-1984); St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Turners Falls (1984-1991); Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City (1984)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1974-1991

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1989

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Charles Sullivan

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002; Assigned to a Life of Prayer

and Penance, 2005; Deceased, 2014

Year of Birth: 1936

Year of Ordination: 1965

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary’s Parish, Longmeadow (1965); St. Mary Parish, Springfield (1965-1970); St. Matthew Parish, Indian Orchard [In residence] (1972-1973); Mount St. Vincent, Holyoke (1973-1978); St. Casimir Parish, Westfield (1977); St. Mary Parish, Thorndike (1977); Chancery Office, Springfield (1975-1981); Mont Marie, Holyoke [In residence] (1979-1980); St. Patrick Parish, Monson (1979); St. Matthew Parish, Indian Orchard (1980-1984); St. Mary the Morning Star Parish, Pittsfield (1984-1986); St. Ann Parish, Lenox (1986- 1987); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1987); Newman Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1987-1988); St. Cecilia Parish, Wilbraham (1988); Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center (1989-1992); Baystate Medical Center, Springfield (1989-1992); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield [In residence] (1989-1990); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield [In residence] (1990-1992)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1965-1992

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1993

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Ronald Wamsher

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002

Year of Birth: 1950

Year of Ordination: 1977

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield (1977-1983); Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1983); St. Jerome Parish, Holyoke (1983); St. Anne Parish, Turners Falls (1983); Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1983-1986); Holy Trinity Parish, Hatfield (1986-1990); St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Belchertown (2000-2002)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1977-1990, 2000-2002

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1975, 1980

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Ralph Herbert Adair

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1992

Year of Birth: 1946

Year of Ordination: 1973

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Trinity Parish, Greenfield (1973-1978); St. Anne Parish, Chicopee (1978-1979); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1979); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1979); Outside study at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (1979-1981); St. Patrick’s, Monson (1981); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1981-1984); St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield (1984-1988); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1988); Diocesan Marriage Counseling/Youth Counseling Ministry (1988 – 1992); Chancery Office (1989 to 1992)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1973 – 1992

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1984

More than One Credible Allegation: No

William Edward Francis Allen

Last Known Status: Left Diocese, 1954; Deceased, 1998

Year of Birth: 1906

Year of Ordination: 1931

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Patrick Parish, Chicopee (1935-1936); St. Mary of the Assumption, Northampton (1936); Vice Chancellor, Springfield (1941-1943); St. Mary the Morning Star, Pittsfield (1943-1952); Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City (1953-1954)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1935-1936, 1941-1954

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1943

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Henry Auger

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1968

Year of Birth: 1895

Year of Ordination: 1923

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Notre Dame Parish, Pittsfield (1928-1929); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1931-1938); St. Thomas of Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1942-1944); St. Anne Parish, Chicopee (1944-1956); Sacred Heart Parish, Northampton (1955-1958); St. Aloysius Parish, Indian Orchard (1958-1961); St. George Parish, Chicopee (1961-

1968)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1923-1968

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1965-1967

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Edward George Authier

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1970

Year of Birth: 1903

Year of Ordination: 1930

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Rose de Lima Parish, Chicopee (1933-1937); Our Lady of Mount, Carmel Parish, Ware (1937-1942); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1942-1944); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1944- 1953); St. Louis de France Parish, West Springfield (1953-1955); St. Anne Parish, Chicopee (1955-1970)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1933-1970

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1960

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Joseph Rosario Gerald Beauregard

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1982

Year of Birth: 1913

Year of Ordination: 1943

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. George Parish, Chicopee (1943-1950); Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur, North Adams (1950-1953); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1953-1955); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1955-1961); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1961-1962); Notre Dame Parish, Pittsfield (1962-1963); Notre Dame du Bon Conseil Parish, Easthampton (1963-1968); St. Louis de France Parish, West Springfield (1968-1972); St. John the Baptist Parish, Ludlow (1972-1982)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1943-1982

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1940′s

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Frederic George Dion

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1991

Year of Birth: 1922

Year of Ordination: 1953

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Trinity Parish, Greenfield (1953-1955); St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Palmer (1955-1961); St. Joseph Parish, Shelburne Falls (1961-1963); St. Mark Parish, Pittsfield (1963-1970); Holy Cross Parish, Springfield (1970-1973); Our Lady of the Valley Parish

Sheffield (1973-1976); St. Mary of the Assumption, Cheshire (1976-1981); St. Teresa Parish, Pittsfield [In residence] (1981-1983); St. Mary Parish, Westfield [In residence] (1983-1991)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1953-1991

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1957

More than One Credible Allegation: No

John Paul Donahue

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1971

Year of Birth: 1933

Year of Ordination: 1958

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary Parish, Hampden (1958); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1958); Mount Vincent, Holyoke (1958); Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City (1958); St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Palmer (1958); Sacred Heart Parish, Pittsfield (1958); Our Lady of the

Annunciation Parish, Florence (1958-1962)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1958-1962

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1961-1962

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Donald Valmore Dube

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2003

Year of Birth: 1935

Year of Ordination: 1961

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Anne Parish, Chicopee (1961); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1961-1966); Sacred Heart Parish, Northampton (1966-1967); St. Rose de Lima Parish, Chicopee (1967-1973); St. George Parish, Chicopee (1973-1978); St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1975); Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1978-1982); North Adams State College, North Adams (1978-1982); St. John the Baptist Parish, Ludlow (1982-1990); Notre Dame du Bon Conseil Parish, Easthampton (1990-1994)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1961-1994

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1977-1978

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

W. Francois Dufresne

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1983

Year of Birth: 1907

Year of Ordination: 1933

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springfield (1938-1942); Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1949-1951); Precious Blood Parish, Holyoke (1951-1953); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1953-1955); St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Agawam (1955-1961); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ware (1961-1975)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1938-1942, 1949-1975

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1955

More than One Credible Allegation: No

John F. Egan

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1974

Year of Birth: unknown

Year of Ordination: 1930

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary the Morning Star Parish, Pittsfield (1953-1970); Farren Memorial Hospital, Montague City [In residence] (1970-1971)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1953-1970

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1954-1955

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Timothy Joseph Hallahan

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2013

Year of Birth: 1931

Year of Ordination: 1957

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Trinity Parish, Greenfield (1957-1958); Holy Rosary Parish, Holyoke (1958-1969); St. Mary the Morning Star Parish, Pittsfield

(1969-1978); Immaculate Conception Parish, West Springfield (1978-1993); Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Southwick (1993-2003)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1957-2003

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1967-1968

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Earl Albert Victor Hebert

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2015

Year of Birth: 1923

Year of Ordination: 1952

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1953- 1954); Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Parish, Adams (1954-65); Notre Dame Parish, Pittsfield (1965-1967); St. Aloysius Parish, Indian Orchard (1965-1970); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ware (1970-1971); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1971-1974); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ware (1974-1990); Notre Dame Parish, Pittsfield (1990-2003)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1953-2003

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor Child

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1972

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Karl Huller

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1997

Year of Birth: 1925

Year of Ordination: 1954

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Mary Parish, Springfield (1954-1959); Cathedral High School Faculty, Springfield (1959-1969); Holy Name High School, Chicopee (1969-1970); Sacred Heart High School, Springfield (1969- 1970); Associate Superintendent of School (1970-1974), Superintendent of Schools (1974-1979); St. Joseph Mission, East Longmeadow (1977-1978); St. John the Evangelist Parish, Agawam (1978-1991); Our Lady of Fatima, Ludlow (1984-1985), St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield (1991)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1954-1991

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1964-1965

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Roy Jenness

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1988

Year of Birth: 1923

Year of Ordination: 1956

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Brigid Parish, Amherst (1956-1957); Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Sheffield (1957-1959); St. Mary Parish, Springfield (1959- 1961); St. Thomas Parish, Huntington (1961-1966); St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Adams (1966-1969); Holy Family Parish, Holyoke (1969-1970); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield (1970-1972); St. Mary the Morning Star Parish, Pittsfield (1972-1974); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield (1974-1976); St. Bartholomew Parish Bondsville (1976-1988)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1956-1988

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1967-1975

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

John R. Klekotka

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1974

Year of Birth: 1900

Year of Ordination: 1923

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Immaculate Conception Parish, Indian Orchard (1923-1926); St. John Parish, Millers Falls (1937-1939); Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Springfield (1939-1940); Holy Family Parish, Pittsfield (1940); Our of Lady Czestochowa, Turners Falls (1942-1943); Sacred Heart Parish, Greenfield (1943-1961); Holy Family Parish, Pittsfield (1960- 1965); Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Easthampton (1965-1974)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1923-1926, 1937-1940, 1942-1974

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1963-1970

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Thomas James McCarthy

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2003

Year of Birth: 1924

Year of Ordination: 1951

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1951-1968); St. Ann Parish, Lenox (1968-1969); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1969); St. Mary Parish, Westfield (1969-1973); All Soul’s, Springfield (1973-1992); Holyoke Geriatric Authority [In residence] (1992-2003)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1951-1992

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1954-1957

More than One Credible Allegation: No

James Daniel McKenna

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2000

Year of Birth: 1924

Year of Ordination: 1950

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee (1950); Knights of Columbus Camp, Hawley (1950); St. Peter Parish, Great Barrington (1950); Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1950-1961); Chancery Office, Springfield (1961-1964); St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Springfield (1964-1967); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield (1967-1971); St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Lenoxdale (1971-1988); Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield (1988-1990); St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield [In residence] (1988-1990); Holy Cross Parish, Holyoke

(1990-1992); Blessed Sacrament Parish, Holyoke (1992-1999)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1950-1996

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1974

More than One Credible Allegation: No

John Davitt McNamara

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1990

Year of Birth: 1920

Year of Ordination: 1948

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Name Parish, Springfield (1948-1962); St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield (1962-1965); Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Florence (1965-1968); St. Brigid Parish, Amherst (1968-1970); Holy Family Parish, Springfield (1970-1975); Holy Name Parish Springfield (1975-1990)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1948-1990

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1980-1981

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Thomas Joseph O’Connor

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1987

Year of Birth: 1930

Year of Ordination: 1955

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, Holyoke (1955); St. Patrick Parish, Monson (1955-1960); Mercy Hospital, Springfield (1960-1962); St. Anthony of Padua Parish, North Adams (1962-1963); Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield (1963-1965); St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield (1965-1969); St. Mary Parish, Westfield (1969-1975); Holy Family Parish, Springfield (1975-1977); St. Ann Parish, Lenox (1977-1986); St. Teresa Parish, Pittsfield [In residence] (1986)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1955-1986

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1970-1972

More than One Credible Allegation: No

John Paul Richard

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1991

Year of Birth: 1925

Year of Ordination: 1952

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. George Parish, Chicopee (1952-1953); Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1953-1960); St. Rose de Lima Parish, Chicopee (1960-1967); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1967-1969); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Holyoke (1969-1971); Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1971-1978); North Adams State College, North Adams (1971-1978); St. Rose de Lima Parish, Chicopee (1978-1989)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1952-1989

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1978-1980

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Ferdinand Roy

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1983

Year of Birth: 1897

Year of Ordination: 1926

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Parish, North Adams (1930-1931); Precious Blood Parish School, Holyoke (1937-1942); Our Lady of Good Council, Easthampton (1948-1951); All Saints Parish, Agawam (1952-1955); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ware (1956-1961); St. Aloysius Parish, Indian Orchard (1962-1975)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1930-1975

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1965-1968

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Richard Joseph Welch

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1969

Year of Birth: 1898

Year of Ordination: 1925

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Saint Patrick Parish, South Hadley (1925-1927); Holy Trinity Parish, Greenfield (1928-1931); Sacred Heart Parish, Northampton (1933-1941); Notre Dame Parish, Pittsfield (1941-1953)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1925-1953

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1948-1952

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Christopher J. Weldon

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1982

Year of Birth: 1905

Year of Ordination: 1929 (Archdiocese of New York); Episcopal Ordination, 1950

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Bishop of Springfield (1950-1977)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1950-1977

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1960-1962

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Andre Anthony Corbin

Last Known Status: Criminal Conviction, 1989 (North Carolina); Deceased, 2008

Year of Birth: 1929

Year of Ordination: 1961

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: None

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: Resided in Springfield and Palmer

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: c. 1960

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Richard Kirouac

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2003

Year of Birth: 1945

Diocese of Incardination: Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Ukrainian Rite)

Year of Ordination: 1985

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Sts. Patrick and Raphael Parish, Williamstown (2001-2003)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 2001-2003

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1998-2000

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

George Paulin

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2002

Year of Birth: 1943

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Burlington, Vermont

Year of Ordination: 1970

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: None

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: None

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1968-1969

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Richard Ahern

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2001

Year of Birth: 1927

Religious Order: Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers (C.S.S.)

Year of Ordination: 1954

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Ann Mission, West Springfield (1956-1958); St. Anthony of Padua Mission, Agawam (1968-1969); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Pittsfield (1970–1976); Sacred Heart Parish, Feeding Hills (1981 – 1984)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1956-1958, 1968-1976, 1981-1984

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1968-1969, 1980

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Eugene Adalbert Dranka

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1974

Year of Birth: 1908

Religious Order: Missionaries of La Salette (M.S.)

Year of Ordination: 1944

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Trinity Parish, Westfield (1964-1965); St. Bartholomew Parish

Bondsville (1966-1974)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1964-1974

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1966-1968

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Joseph E. Flood

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1996

Year of Birth: 1916

Religious Order: Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers (C.S.S.)

Year of Ordination: 1949

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Sacred Heart Parish, Feeding Hills (1971-1985)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1971-1985

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1971-1984

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

John (a/k/a Vernon) Kelly

Last Known Status: Laicized, 1967

Year of Birth: 1929

Religious Order: Passionists (C.P.)

Year of Ordination: 1960

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: None. Vocations Director from the Passionists who visited Our Mother of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1961-1964

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1965

More than One Credible Allegation: No

John Earl Kelty

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1993

Year of Birth: 1918

Religious Order: Conventual Franciscan (OFM Conv.)

Year of Ordination: 1946

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: San Domiano Friary, Holyoke (1981-1982)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1981-1982

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1980′s

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Jeffrey L’Arche

Last Known Status: Faculties removed from the Diocese of Springfield, 1997; Diocese of Albany, New York

Year of Birth: 1948

Religious Order: Missionaries of La Salette (M.S.)

Year of Ordination: 1975

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Immaculate Conception Parish, Holyoke (1976-1981)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1976-1981

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1976-1981

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Michael A. Graziano

Employment in the Diocese of Springfield: President, Catholic Communications Corporation (1982-2004)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1982-2004

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1985

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Robert Ellis Hosmer, Jr.

Employment in the Diocese of Springfield: Faculty, Holyoke Catholic High School (1968-1979)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1968-1979

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1973-1978

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Michael F. Linnehan

Employment in the Diocese of Springfield: Faculty, St. Joan of Arc School, Chicopee (1981 – 1989)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1981 – 1989

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1987-1988

More than One Credible Allegation: No

Aaron Joseph Cote

Last Known Status: Removed from Ministry, 2005; Criminal Conviction, 2009 (Maryland); Deceased, 2012

Year of Birth: 1951

Religious Order: Dominican Friars (O.P.)

Year of Ordination: 1986

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, South Hadley (1991); St. Mary Parish, Westfield (1991-1995)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1991-1995

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 2001

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes; Allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against Aaron Joseph Cote were deemed credible by the Dominican Friars, Province of Saint Joseph.

Jude Dowling

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2001

Year of Birth: 1925

Religious Order: Passionists (C.P.)

Year of Ordination: 1954

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Mother of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield (1978-1993)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1978-1993

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1969-1975 and 1980-1985

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes; Validated cases of sexual abuse of a minor were confirmed against Jude Dowling by the Congregation of the Passion of the St. Paul of the Cross Province

Placid Kaczorek

Last Known Status: Deceased, 2016

Year of Birth: 1938

Religious Order: Conventual Franciscan

Year of Ordination: 1964

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Hyacinth College and Seminary, Granby (1970-1988); St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Chicopee (1988-1990); St. Stanislaus

Bishop and Martyr Basilica, Chicopee (1991-2001)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1970-2001

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1973-1981

More than One Credible Allegation: No; Credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was confirmed against Placid Kaczorek by the Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Our Lady of the Angels Province.

Jordan Loiselle

Last Known Status: Deceased, 1996

Year of Birth: 1907

Religious Order: Passionists (C.P.)

Year of Ordination: 1933

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Our Mother of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield (1947-1949 and 1970-1975); Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke (1975-1996)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1947-1949 and 1970-1996

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1988

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes

Donald Simonds

Last Known Status: Removed from Ministry, 2002

Year of Birth: 1937

Religious Order: Missionaries of La Salette (M.S.)

Year of Ordination: 1963

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: Holy Trinity, Westfield (1980-1983 and 1984-1997)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1980-1983 and 1984-1997

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1979-1983

More than One Credible Allegation: Yes; Credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors against Donald Simonds were deemed credible by the Missionaries of La Salette, Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas.

Eugene Honan

Last Known Status: Removed from Public Ministry, 2010; Retired

Year of Birth: 1940

Diocese of Incardination: Diocese of Springfield

Year of Ordination: 1967

Assignments in the Diocese of Springfield: St. Cecilia Parish, Wilbraham (1967-1968); Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield (1968-1972); St. Brigid Parish, Amherst (1975); Holyoke Catholic High School (1972-1982); St. Patrick Parish, South Hadley [In residence] (1972-1982); St. Francis of Assisi Parish, North Adams (1982-1993); St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Northampton (1993-2005); Immaculate Conception Parish, Easthampton (2005-2010)

Time period at Diocese of Springfield: 1967-2010

Nature of Reported Conduct: Sexual Misconduct Involving an Adult

Timeframe of Reported Conduct: 1996-1997

More than One Credible Allegation: No

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