Fr. William Edward F. Allen

Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 6/2/21. One known allegation of abuse, occurring in 1943. Left the diocese in 1954. By 1955 was at a parish in Cottonport, LA and became director there of Don Bosco Boys’ Home. Was in Shreveport by 1968. Per the 1979 Official Catholic Directory, Allen was “on duty outside the diocese” in Miami Beach, FL. In 1997 he was retired and living in Chicopee, MA. Remained a priest of the Diocese of Springfield. Died in 1998.

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