Fr. Eugene Adalbert Dranka
Two people settled claims against Dranka as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time Dranka had been publicly identified as accused. From Three Rivers. Worked in parishes in Westfield and Bondsville as well as LaSallette settings in TX and NH. Died at age 66 in 1974. Added to the Springfield diocese’s list 5/2/21, with multiple credible allegations noted, occurring 1966-68. Assigned to the diocese 1964-74.
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