Fr. Robert P. Morrissey

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Allegation in 12/02 by a man that he had been abused separately by Morrissey and two other priests 1979-83 when he was ages 15-19. All three placed on leave. In 2003, accusations surfaced that $500K was missing from an authorized brokerage account at Morrissey’s last church. Claims included in massive $21M settlement in 10/03 with 40 people allegedly abused by 16 priests. Died 10/2/14 in Jupiter FL, where he had been living. Five cases re four priests, including Morrissey, settled 5/17. Accused in a 9/18 suit of abuse of a boy at St. Mary’s in Ridgefield in the 1990s. Settlement 3/19. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were three victims, all boys ages 12-17, abused 1981-98.

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