Fr. Daniel L. Gill

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 07/15/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 2002 a woman reported to the diocese that, beginning on the day of her First Communion in the late 1960s when she was about age 8, and repeatedly until she was 12, Gill sexually abused her. Gill was the “family priest,” assigned to St. Charles in Pittsfield. She alleged that the abuse involved groping and fondling and would take place at family gatherings such as picnics, trips to the beach and sleepovers. She received a settlement from the diocese in 2008. The diocese told her that another woman had come forward in 1992 claiming that she was abused by Gill at age 15. Gill died in 1995. Reportedly in 8/21, a parishioner confronted Gill in 1977 after a 14-year-old girl told him that Gill was molesting her in his rectory bedroom at St. Charles. The parishioner informed the senior priest at the parish. Gill was soon transferred to a parish in Brimfield. In 8/21 the diocese stated that it had received three complaints of child sexual abuse by Gill. Name added to the diocese’s list in 8/22. It notes one credible allegation, of abuse 1967-71.

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