Rev. Gerard J. Beaudet

Summary of case:  A man reported to the diocese in the early 2000s that when he was age 12 in the early 1970s Beaudet gave him alcohol, then sexually abused him, including rape. In September 2004 a woman alleged Beaudet gave her alcohol and made her perform oral sex in 1972 when she was age 14. Beaudet was pastor at St. Albert's in West Stewartstown at the time of the alleged abuses. In April 2005 the diocese said it settled claims by a man and woman who said they were abused by Beaudet as children in the 1970s. Settlement amount not disclosed. Another woman came forward with allegations in July 2005. Beaudet died in 1982. His name was included on the diocese's list July 31, 2019.

Ordained: 1949
Died: 1982


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Portland archbishop was Edward Daniel Howard (1926-1966)

1950 St. Rose's Portland OR


St. Rose's had a school with 396 students.


Manchester bishop was Matthew Francis Brady (1944-1959)

1951 St. Peter's Orphanage Manchester NH Chaplain

St. Peter's had 167 orphans.

1951 1953 St. George's Manchester NH 4/4 St. George's had a high school with 151-163 girls, and a grade school with 286-291 boys and 322-335 girls.


Brady was replaced as bishop by Ernest John Primeau (1959-1974)

1960 St. Charles' Dover NH 2/3

St. Charles had a school with 159-144 boys and 138-118 girls.

1960 1962 St. Anne's Berlin NH 3/3 St. Anne's had a school with 246-250 boys and 223-227 girls.
1962 1966 St. Edmund's Manchester NH 3/3 St. Edmund's had a school with 241-258 boys and 201-219 girls.


Primeau was replaced as bishop by Odore Joseph Gendron (1974-1990)

1977? St. Albert's

West Stewartstown

Beaudet accused in 2005 lawsuit of having sexually abused two boys and a girl while at this parish. (Concord Monitor [New Hampshire]
April 28, 2005)

NH 1/1

St. Albert's had a school with 141-111 students.

Beaudet is indexed but not listed in the diocesan pages at St. Albert's in the 1976 and 1977 Directories.

1966 1977? Coos County Institution   NH   This was a station of St. Albert's in West Stewartstown.
1977 1982 Retired Dover NH  

Beaudet lived at St. Ann's Home.

He died May 21, 1982

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1950-1983).

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