Fr. Richard T. Donahue

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Parish priest in the archdiocese for 23 years. Missionary in Honduras from about 1991-2015. Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/17/19. Donahue was retired at time of the release of his name. The archdiocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated. Ministry restricted since 2015, when a first accuser came forward; applied for compensation from the archdiocese, awaiting decision in 2/20. In 2017 another man filed suit, claiming he was molested by Donahue at age 12 in 1976, when Donahue was assigned to Sacred Heart parish in East Boston. Claim settled in 2/19 for $73K. Donahue denied all allegations. He died 9/9/20.


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