Assignment Record– Rev. F. Dominic (Fiori D.) Menna

Summary of Case: A priest of the Boston archdiocese ordained in 1958, Menna worked in Quincy, Wakefield and Revere. Menna was placed on leave in June 2010 due to accusations that he had sexually abused children early in his career. One accuser said Menna abused him when he was an altar boy at St. Mary's in Quincy 1963-1968. In October 2015 Menna's status is "Administrative Leave, Case in Process."

Born: 1928
Ordained: 1958


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).

1968 St. Mary's


Menna was accused in 2010 of having abused children early in his career. (Associated Press, carried in ABC 6
June 15, 2010) One accuser said he was abused by Menna when he was an altar boy at St. Mary's between 1963-1968, including in the sacristy and in woods next to a highway rest stop after trips to an amusement park. (Patriot Ledger
June 30, 2010)

MA 3/3 , 2/3, 2/2 Parish had a school with 250-113 boys and 220-248 girls.


Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983), followed by Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).

1985 St. Florence's Wakefield MA 3/3, 2/3, 2/2  
1985 2001 St. Anthony's (Italian) Revere MA 4/4, 1/3, 1/4, 1/2  


Law was replaced by Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.

2010 St. Mary's/Senior Priests/Retired Quincy MA


In residence.

Parish had a school with 226 students, and a CCD program with 262 students.

Menna was placed on administrative leave in June 2010 due to allegations of sexual abuse of children, said to have occurred 50 years previously. (Boston Channel
June 13, 2010)

2010 2015 Administrative Leave       In October 2015 Menna's status is "Administrative Leave, Case in Process."

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1959-2009)

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This assignment record was last updated on October 26, 2015.