Fr. Thomas Joseph O’Connor

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Four brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by O’Connor and four other priests 1967-83. One brother said he was abused by O’Connor and three of the other four priests. None of the brothers knew that the others were being abused. They complained to the diocese in 8/02, but no action. Also named by one in a mid-2004 civil suit and another in a 12/04 suit. One claim settled in 2008. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese’s list, which notes one credible allegation of abuse, occurring 1970-72. O’Connor died in 4/25/87, age 56.

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