Fr. Patrick J. Mendola

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Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Died: 05/18/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 7-year-old boy, along with Revs. Aurelian Brzezniak and James Smyka, at St. Francis High School in the Buffalo diocese in 1977. The accuser claimed the abuse occurred in front of a group of priests in a shower room, and that it continued until he was age 8. Mendola died 5/18/95 at age 47.

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