Fr. Gerard V. Dever

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per allegations in personnel file, Dever repeatedly played with girls’ clothing and touched their breasts at St. Ann’s Elementary School in Wollaston. At least eight girls complained about him 1993-1996. Parishioners were so upset in 1996 that they were threatening to go en masse to see the Cardinal. Allowed to remain in ministry without suspension. Review board recommended continued therapy. Died in 1997. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.


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