Rev. Edmund C. Micarelli

Ordained: 1959

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Bishop of Providence was Russell J. McVinney (1948-1971)

1963 Christian Brothers' Novitiate Narragansett RI Chaplain  
1959 1966 University of Rhode Island Newman Club Kingston RI Chaplain  
1963 1966 Christ the King Kingston RI


Micarelli worked under Rev. John J. Canole 1964-1964 and under Very Rev. Msgr. Louis W. Dunn 1964-1966.







Dunn with multiple allegations of sexual assault and a rape conviction.

1964 1966 Chancery Position: Director of Newman Clubs        
1966 1967 Sacred Heart (Italian) West Warwick RI


Pastor was Msgr. Anthony A. DeAngelis. Other priests were Revs. Alfred W. Santagata and William R. Macera.

Sacred Heart had a school wtih 126 boys and 131 girls.

DeAngelis accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

1967 1969 St. Ann's (Italian) Providence RI


Micarelli is listed last after Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony L. Dimeo, Revs. B. Samuel Turillo, and Nicholas J. Iacovacci.

Parish had a school with 164-163 boys and 155-173 girls.


Louis Edward Gelineau succeeded McVinney as bishop (1971-1997)


1972 St. Ann's Cranston RI

2/3, 2/2

Micarelli worked under Rev. John W. Murphy1969-1971. Listed third 1969-1970 is Rev. James R. McCann and 1970-1971 Rev. James A Byrne is third, after Micarelli. Pastor in 1971-1972 was Rev. Francis J. Sweeney.

Parish had a school with 104-79 boys and 136-86 girls.



1973 SS. Peter and Paul West Warwick RI


Pastor was Rev. Edward F. Boland.


1972 1978 Dean of Bristol County Deanery-#17        
1973 1988 St. Alexander's


•Micarelli accused in the 1990s of having molested a 10 yr. old boy in 1975 while at St. Alexander's (Providence Journal-Bulletin, July 3, 1994).

RI 1/1  


Mulvee replaced Gelineau (1997-2005)

2003 Retired ? ?  

Directories state Micarelli retired to Grenacres FL, 1988-1997. Beyond that his address is listed as "c/o chancery" until 2003, the last Directory in which he appears.

The Boy Scouts of America website in Nov. 2007 states "In the Diocese of Providence (RI), the Rev. Edmund Micarelli, who had been the Diocesan Scout Chaplain, the NCCS Regional Scout Chaplain, a member of the Executive Board of the NCCS, and at one time, the chaplain for a council scout camp, caused the diocese to settle with his victims for millions of dollars."

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1960-2003).

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