Br. John J. Donovan
“Bro. Ronald.” Joined the Xaverians in 1949. Named publicly as accused on the order’s list 7/12/19. Retired in 1990. Allegation received in 1992 of abuse in the mid-1960s, in the Bronx. Also worked in the Diocese of Boston, where he died in 2000.
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