Fr. Kenneth F. O’Connell

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 11/21/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Parish priest in Manhattan, Mt. Vernon, Larchmont. Long-time Boys Scouts chaplain; National Catholic Committee on Scouting chair 1973-75; assistant director then director of Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organizations 1973-78. Msgr. Died 11/21/84 at age 54. Accused of forcefully sodomizing a 12-year-old boy scout in 1973 at Camp Spes Mundi in Hope Falls NY. Accuser received settlement, announced 5/17. On archdiocese’s list 4/26/19.

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