Fr. Gerard L. Branconnier

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in 1993 (?) civil suit of abusing 16-year-old boy at North American Martyrs Parish in Auburn some years previously. Removed from active ministry in 1993. Suit settled for about $35K. In 2006 the same plaintiff alleged that Branconnier was continuing to function as a priest (without authorization from the Diocese) and asked that he be laicized.


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