Rev. Edmund P. Power, s.j.

Ordained: 1968

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Bridgeport Bishop was Walter W. Curtis (1961-1988).

1965 Fairfield College Preparatory School


Allegations of sexual misconduct by Power revealed in 2003.

CT Chaplain and teacher Power does not appear in the Official Catholic Directories for this time period. Information is based on a news report.
1965 1968         Not indexed or listed in the Directory.
1968 1976 Fairfield College Preparatory School Fairfield CT Chaplain and teacher

Fairfield Prep. had 799-763 students, all male.

Power died Oct. 23, 1976.

Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1969-1976).

2 Ex-Prep Teachers Accused of Sex Misconduct, By Genevieve Reilly, Connecticut Post [Bridgeport], March 21, 2003

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