Fr. Donald Matthew Osgood

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 03/19/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused of abuse of teenage boys in at least four lawsuits in 2002. Two plaintiffs among 16 in civil suits against Diocese which settled in 2002. Allegations against Osgood began to surface within months of his ordination. Transferred several times because of behavior. Sent for treatment to NM. Left active ministry in 1968. Last listed in 1975 Official Catholic Directory. Part of NH AG’s investigation, with numerous docs from personnel file in 2003 and 2009. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17; assigned to a parish in Albuquerque in 1963. Per the Manchester diocese’s list 7/31/19, laicized. Died 3/19/18 in Georgia, age 90.

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