Fr. Ronald T. Silverio

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In an essay published in 7/18, a man wrote that Silverio molested him and his two brothers in the 1970s, beginning when Silverio was assigned to Holy Family parish in South Buffalo. Another man told a news source that he was abused at ages 7-9 by Silverio in the 1970s at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Niagara Falls, where SIlverio was assigned 1975-79. On leave of absence 1980, then left the priesthood. Went on to become executive director of AIDS Community Services then President and CEO of the nonprofit Evergreen Association, retiring in 2017. Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 of abusing a child ages 9-18, in 1973-82. Included on the diocese’s list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

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