Fr. Leonard Thomas Walsh

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1926
Status: Settled

Died: 10/15/1954
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died 10/15/1954. In 4/2012, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced the recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old MA boy in 1953. He also worked in NY, NJ, DC and CT. Name included in 10/2021 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

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