Fr. Michael M. Garry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

From Ireland. Ordained in Rome before World War II. May have started as a Benedictine. Worked his first two years of priesthood in Manchester, England prior to arrival in the U.S., due to complications of WWII. Worked in the Sacramento diocese and Newark archdiocese before Trenton. Accused by a woman of repeatedly molesting and stalking her for three years late 1950s-early ’60s, beginning when she was age 11 and Garry was assigned to St. Mark’s in Sea Girt, NJ. Confession was allegedly used in the abuse, and included digital penetration. Stalking and abuse allegedly continued after reassignment. Retired in 1981. Died 12/11/88. Settlement in 12/19 in the low six figures in case of abuse of two girls, ages 12 and 9, beginning1960 and 1961.


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