Fr. John J. Gallagher
Worked in MA, NY, PA and FL. In a 2005 civil suit, a woman accused Gallagher of sexually abusing her as a child at St. Mary’s in Lawrence MA 1972-78. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Gallagher died 12/12/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Augustinians settled 6/18 for $1M to eight plaintiffs claiming abuse by two priests, including Gallagher. Three were women who said Gallagher abused them as girls at St. Mary’s. All were between ages 9-12 years when allegedly abused. Settlement of $1.4M announced in 8/20 of suit alleging abuse of 11 children, boys and girls, at St. Mary’s 1974-78. The children’s ages ranges from 8-14 when abused. In 10/21 Attorney Garabedian announced that a 15th claim against Gallagher had recently settled, in the low six figures.
- JOHN DOE Nos 30 – 68 and MARY ROE Nos 6 – 8 v Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, CA 05-0006
- Stretch Funeral Home 12.15.06
- BishopAccountability Letter to Dr Mary Jane Doherty, Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Boston Review Board 07.27.11
- Boston Globe 07.28.11
- Boston Globe 11.20.11
- Boston Globe 07.17.18
- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 08.26.20
- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 08.29.20
- Andover Townsman 09.03.20
- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 10.20.21
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