Fr. John Bocciarelli

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Archdiocese received a report in 1997 that Bocciarelli performed oral sex on a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the late 1960s. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Joseph Fugulo in the same time period. Only first name and parish noted in Boston documents; identity of priest confirmed through Official Catholic Directory. Returned to Italy in 1995 or 1997, per obituary. Died 4/19/98 in Arco, Italy. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database, possibly because he was an Order priest.


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