Fr. Donald J. Joyce

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 01/7/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Worked in archdioceses of Washington DC, Boston, dioceses of Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Charlotte, San Antonio. Included on list of accused posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Garabedian said he settled at least one claim with the Boston archdiocese involving Joyce. Claimant said Joyce fondled and attempted to rape him when he was a Lowell, MA altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1977-79. Joyce was working as Director of Libraries at Oblate College in San Antonio in 2011 and at least since 2002. Order said 1/27/11 he was barred from working as a priest. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2013. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1973-76 at Sacred Heart Catholic Mission in Wadesboro, NC. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing two boys, both students at Bishop Fallon High School in Buffalo. One claimed abuse at ages 11-13 in 1964-66, and the other at ages 15-18 in 1962-65.

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