Sr. Jerry Marie Lyness

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Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Also known as Sr. Mary Jerome Lyness. St. Patrick’s in Tacoma teacher 1976-1994, co-principal 1991-1994. Deceased. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Seattle archdiocese on its list in 3/2023. Settlement in 12/2022 of claims of ‘inappropriate touching’ by Lyness in about 1982 at St. Patrick’s.

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