Late Fr. Gerard A. Lafleur added to Diocese of Springfield list of credibly accused clergy

WWLP [Springfield, MA]

March 2, 2022

By Ashley Shook

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Diocese of Springfield has added one name to the list of “Finding of Credibility of Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.”

According to a news release sent to 22News by the Diocese, late Father Gerard A. Lafleur is included on the list after a credible finding by the diocesan Review Board. The nature of the reported conduct was sexual abuse of a minor in 1974. Lafleur served for 58 years in the Diocese of Springfield, from 1953-2011. His assignments included:

  • St. George Parish, Chicopee (1953-1959)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1959-1964)
  • Cathedral High School (1964-1965)
  • St. George Parish, Chicopee [In residence] (1964-1965)
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, South Hadley (1965-1972)
  • St. Joseph Parish, Springfield (1972-1987);
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Chicopee (1987-2011)
  • Mary’s Meadow’s at Providence Place, Holyoke (2011)

Lafleur died in 2011.