Br. William A. Hennessy

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2011 letter of repeated sexual abuse of a girl in 1962-64, beginning when the child was age 8. Her family had befriended Hennessy, who was a senior administrator at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury MA. Hennessy often visited the girl’s mother and grandmother. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Hennessy had entered the Christian Brothers’ St Joseph’s Juniorate in Dublin in 1915. He worked in Ireland and England, and then in the Newark, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Boston archdioceses as a teacher and school administrator. He died 9/22/78.


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