Br. Gerard Aloysius Kealy

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired by 1984. A man told the Archdiocese and Order in 1989 that Kealy, a teacher at O’Dea School in Seattle, had physically accosted him “in a sexual manner” in the early 1960s. Order said Kealy was living in supervised, church-run retirement facility in Ireland with no access to children. Same man filed suit in 2003. Kealy died 10/22/96. Named in a new 11/22/11 suit by 6 of 7 plaintiffs. On 6/25/14 the Archdiocese announced a $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against the Order and the Archdiocese, Briscoe School in Kent Valley and Seattle’s Bishop O’Dea High School. Five of the claims involved abuse by “Feely Kealy.” Name included on archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School summers 1958 & ’59, O’Dea High 1954-63; 1977-80.


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.