Assignment Record– Deacon Joseph A. Papile

Summary of Case: Ordained a deacon of the Boston archdiocese in 1988, Papile worked in Pembroke, Quincy and Weymouth. He was unassigned from 2005 on, and died in December 2009. Papile's name was included on a list of accused clergy posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011.

Born: 1946
: 1988
Incardinated: Boston MA
Died: December 25, 2009


Start Stop Parish Town State Position Notes


Boston archbishop was Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).

1993 St. Thecla Pembroke MA Priests in 1988 were Revs. James F. Mahoney, Robert V. Meffan, and Edward A. Roberts SSC.  
1993 2002 St. John the Baptist Quincy MA Priests in 1993 were Revs. William R. McCarthy, Richard S. Moran, C.SS.R., and Peter F. Quinn, with Rev. Theodore L. Fortier in residence.  


Law was replaced by Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (2003-).

2003 Unassigned        
2003 2005 St. Jerome Weymouth MA Priests were Revs. Thomas F. Wyndham and Edward F. Doughty, with Msgr. Peter T. Martocchio in residence. School had 234 students. CCD had 590 students.
2005 2009 Unassigned       Papile died December 25, 2009.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1987-2010).

Rev. Joseph A. Papile, Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, December 2009
Boston Priests Not Previously Identified As Accused, January 19, 2011
Church's Accused Abusers Named Online, Boston Channel, January 19, 2011
Lawyer Reveals List of 19 Priests Accused of Sex Abuse, Metrowest Daily News, January 19, 2011
Boston Archdiocese Posts Sex-Abuse Database Online, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register, August 25, 2011

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This assignment record was last updated on October 29, 2015.