Fr. Joseph R. Romano

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused of abuse in 1998. Deemed unfounded. Additional complaints 2002 and 2003, of abuse in the 1970s and ’80s. Placed on leave in 2/03. Civil suit filed in 10/05. Requested canonical trial in 8/05. Assistant principal of Cardinal McCloskey High School mid-1970s; fire department chaplain 1967-84; prison chaplain 1984-99. Retired and moved to FL. Living in Clifton Park in NY in 2019. Suit filed in 8/19 with claims Romano abused a boy, age 15-16, in 1980-81. Per diocese’s list updated 12/4/19, Romano died in 2019.

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