Maria Michael Garner

Order: SC
Status: Sued

Died: 12/17/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township, NJ. Accused in a lawsuit filed 11/24/20 of sexually abusing a girl in her office at Immaculate Conception School several times a week, beginning in 1969 when the girl was age 8. Garner was a teacher and administrator at the school. Also accused, along with Sr. Alice Bernadette, C.S., of taking the girl in 1971 to Rev. William Dowd, and restraining the girl while the priest raped her. Dowd denied the allegations. Garner died 12/17/14.

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