Fr. Joseph F. McGarvey

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Lawsuit filed in 1993 by three people, one a priest, alleging abuse by McGarvey and William C. O’Connell in the 1960s when, plaintiffs were in their teens. Plaintiffs say they were abused 1/65 – 12/72 when McGarvey was pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Millville. Suit settled in 10/93 for $384K. McGarvey was placed on leave in 1993; later permanently removed. On diocese’s list 2/13/19. Died 1/28/10. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the high five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 5-6, in 1977-78, while assigned to St. Mary Magdalen in Millville. The boy was a student at the parish school.


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