Fr. Lawrence E. Gaynor

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Died: 10/26/1978
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Monsignor. Reportedly sent to treatment in Jemez Springs NM in 1958, and treated at some point at St. Vincent Hospital in MO. Died in 1978. Accused in a civil suit filed 5/30/1995 of abusing a young man for several years while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Lordsburg. Also accused in affidavits filed in a suit against Fr. Irving Klister of abusing at least two more youths in El Paso. Both alleged victims were students at St. Pius X School. Included on the El Paso diocese’s list 1/31/2019. In 3/2024 a man filed suit, claiming abuse when he was 5 years old child by Gaynor in late 1967-early 1968.

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