Fr. Paul J. Archambault

Ordained: 2005
Status: Settled

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 7/3/11 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, where he lived, after being confronted with abuse allegations. On 7/10/13, 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 3/16 the diocese settled and added Archimbault’s name to its list of credibly accused priests. Per Its updated list in 6/21, there was more than one credible allegation.


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