Fr. Gerald J. Hickey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former chaplain for New England Patriots football team. Unassigned since 1994. Resumed limited parish work in 1998. Two nephews came forward in 3/02 alleging abuse. One said he told the archdiocese by letter in 1992 and filed suit, which was dismissed. The archdiocese paid for two years’ counseling. Hickey was placed on leave in 2/02. Living in Scituate MA in 10/08. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15.


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