Fr. John Francis Dority

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/31/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Missionary for six years in Brazil 1960s-early 1970s. Fill-in priest at Holy Name in Roslindale, MA during visits to family. Worked in NY 1974-75 and in NJ in 1976. Left Order in 1976; laicized in 1980. Arrested in RI in 2003 for abuse of 12- and 19-year-old boys. Convicted in 2005. Served two years in prison. On CT sex offender registry. A 2010 suit alleged abuse of two boys in Roslindale during leaves from Brazil. Admitted abuse. Judge awarded $3M to plaintiffs in 10/11. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. Noted to be living in 2019 in the diocese, but was never affiliated with it. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of abuse of a minor, ages 13-14 in NJ 1975-76. Died 8/31/19. Added in 10/21 to the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of credibly accused.

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