Fr. William J. Queenan

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Order: SS
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

In a civil suit filed 4/4/14, a man alleged he was abused by Queenan at age 14 in 1968 when he was a student at St. Stephen’s Seminary and Queenan was a teacher. He claimed he told then-priest, later-Bishop, Joseph Ferrario, who also abused him. In the same suit, the man said he was abused by Br. Robert Brouillette and Br. Thomas Ford (both known abusers) in 1970 when he transferred to Damien Memorial High School. Damien Memorial was run by the Irish Christian Brothers. Another man received a settlement in 3/16, claiming abuse by Queenan and Fr Anthony Pascale at St. Stephen’s, and by Fr Francis Daubert years earlier.


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