Assignment Record – Rev. Marshall R. Larriviere

Summary of Case: Marshall R. Larriviere was ordained a priest of the Lafayette, Louisiana diocese in 1963. He served in the diocese until around 1980, mainly as director of the Deaf Apostolate. From there he worked as a Navy chaplain based in California, Rhode Island, Florida, several Virginia locations and Washington state. He retired in 1994 and was living in the Venice, Florida diocese since at least 2003. In 2003 Larriviere was accused of having sexually abused two girls in the 1960s in Abbeville, Louisiana. One of his accusers said the priest forced her to perform oral sex on him when she was 8 years old, and raped her when she was 13. Larriviere's accusers received settlements from the diocese in 2008. Larriviere died in Ft. Meyers, Florida August 27, 2014.

: 1963
Retired: 1994
Died: 2014


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes


Lafayette bishop wa Maurice Schexnayder (1956-1972).

1968 St. Mary Magdalen


• Larriviere was accused in 2003 of sexually abusing two Abbeville girls in the 1960s. One of the them said Larriviere forced her to perfom oral sex on him when she was 8 years-old, and raped her when she was 13.

LA 3/3  
1966 1980 Apostolate for the Deaf Lafayette LA Director  
1968 1969   Lafayette LA   Larriviere's address was 1610 W. University Ave.
1969 1971 St. Pius X Lafayette LA 2/2 In residence.  


Schexnayder was succeeded by Gerald Louis Frey (1972-1989).

1973   Lafayette LA   Larriviere's address was 601 W. St. Mary Blvd.
1973 1977 Immaculata Seminary Lafayette LA   The Deaf Apostolate office was at the seminary.
1977 1980   Lafayette LA   Larriviere is not indexed in the 1980 DIrectory. He is, however, listed in the Lafayette diocesan pages of the 1978-1980 Directories as at 1408 Carmel Ave. This was the address is for the Deaf Apostolate office.
1980 1982         Larriviere is not indexed or listed in the Lafayette diocesan pages of the 1981 or 1982 Directories.
1982 1983 On Duty Outside the Diocese San Francisco CA   Larriviere's address was LCDR, USS Constellation, FPO San Francisco, CA.
1984 1985 Military Chaplains Newport RI   Larriviere's address was LCDR, N.E.T.C. Bldg. 114, Newport, RI.
1985 1986 Military Chaplains Miami FL   Larriviere's address was LCDR, Chaplain's Office, Naval Station, FPO MIami, FL.
1986 1987 Military Chaplains Ft. Meyer VA   Larriviere's address was LCDR, Navy Chaplain, Post Chaplain Bldg, 335, Ft. Meyer, VA
1987 1988 Military Chaplains Arlington VA   Larriviere's address was LCDR, Navy Chaplain, 2200 Columbia Pike, Apt. 1106, Arlington, VA.


Harold Joseph Flynn replaced Frey as Lafayette bishop (1989-1994).

1990 Military Chaplains Alexandria VA   Larriviere's address was LCDR, Navy Chaplain, 5616 Cornish Way, Alexandria, VA.
1990 1993 Military Chaplains Bremerton WA   Larriviere's address was USNR, Office of the Chaplain, Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Bremerton, WA.
1993 1994 Military Chaplains       Larriviere's address was USNR Office of the Groups Chaplain, HPS BR., Third FSSG (Unit 38406), FPO, AP


Venice bishop was John Joseph Nevins (1984-2007), followed by Frank Joseph Dewane (2007-).

2014 Retired   FL  

Larriviere is not indexed beyond the 1998 Directory. Per news reports, he retired to Florida.

Larrivere died in Ft. Meyers August 27, 2014.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1964-1998)

Abbeville Family Files 2nd Lawsuit Against Church, by Chris Rosa,, Abbeyville Meridional, September 11, 2003
Joint Motion and Order for Dismissal, September 8, 2008
Victims Seek Bishop's Help, SNAP, February 25, 2014
Records reveal new info in priest child abuse case, by Billy Gunn and Richard Burgess, Advocate, September 7, 2014


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This assignment record was last updated on February 23, 2019.