Fr. Paul J. Archambault

Ordained: 2005
Status: Settled

Died: 07/3/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and a part-time parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hampden. Died by suicide 7/3/2011 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, where he lived, after being confronted with abuse allegations. On 7/10/2013, a 20-year-old man filed a civil suit alleging abuse by Archambault at St. Patrick’s in Chicopee over a four-year period, starting when he was age 13. He alleges the Diocese and pastor failed to protect him from Archambault. In 3/2016 the Diocese settled and added Archimbault’s name to its list of credibly accused priests. Per its updated list in 6/2021, there was more than one credible allegation.

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