Fr. Maurice G. McNeely

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Ordained for the Diocese of Bismarck. Military chaplain at Ft. Shafter in HI 1974-77. A man filed suit fall 2011 in HI against McNeely and the Bismarck diocese alleging abuse in 1976 while McNeely was chaplain and he was an altar boy. Suit said he forced the boy to perform oral sex on him. Settled in 4/13. Worked at Holy Family Catholic Academy in Honolulu 1987-2001 and then in Las Vegas. Retired and living in MI in 2012. A woman claimed he abused her late husband in ND in the 1960s. New suit in HI 10/12. On Bismarck diocese’s list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Died 7/29/17.

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