Rev. Edward R. D'Andrea

Summary of Case: Pastor of Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point when placed on leave in April 2011 "in accordance with the Dallas Charter." Accused in a lawsuit filed in August 2019 of abuse in 1975-1978 of a minor, ages 15-18. The alleged victim was a student and parisihoner of St. Barnabas in Bellmore.

: 1973


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Rockville Centre bishop was Walter Philip Kellenberg (1957-1976).

1974 St. James' Seaford NY 5/5 Parish had a school with 586 students.


John Raymond McGann (1976-2000) succeeded Kellenberg.

1978 St. Barnabas Apostle's Bellmore

Accused in a suit filed in August 2019 of abusing a teenager, ages 15-18, during 1975-78.
NY 4/4, 3/5 Parish had a school with 654-499 students.
1978 1982 St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary Uniondale NY   The seminary had 199-265 students.
1982 1989 Good Shepherd Holbrook NY 3/3  
1989 1994 St. Philip and Jams' James NY 4/4, 3/4 Parish had a school with 285-393 students, and a religious education program with 1,017-393 students.
1994 1995         D'Andrea is not indexed in the 1995 Directory.
1995 1997 St. Anthony of Padua East Northport NY 3/5 School had a religious education program with 1,130 students.


McGann was replaced by James Thomas McHugh (Jan. 2000-Dec. 2000), who was followed as bishop by William Francis Murphy (2001-)

2004 Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Huntington NY Director of Spiritual Formation  
2001 2004 Diocesan Priests' Personnel Policy Board Rockville Centre NY    
2004 2011 Our Lady of the Snow


D'Andrea was removed from ministry in April 2011 due to allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. No further information was given. D'Andrea was to be on administrative leave during an investigation by the diocese.

NY 1/2 Parish had a religious education program with 1,109-1,056 students.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1974--2010)

Abuse Allegations against Local Priest Surface, By Emily Portoghese, The Patch, April 20, 2011
Blue Point Priest on Leave after Alleged Abuse, By Timothy Bolger, Long Island Press, April 21, 2011
Long Island Weekly News, By Marco Schaden, August 19, 2019

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This assignment record was last updated on March 29, 2021.