Assignment Record– Bro. George Sheehan, S.D.B.

Summary of Case: Sheehan professed vows as a religious brother of the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1954. He worked at Salesian high schools and camps in New Jersey, Indiana, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He died in November 2006. Sheehan's name was included on a list of accused priests and religious brothers posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011. His name was included in March 2020 on the Salesians' list of those with credible accusations against them.   

Died: November 17, 2006


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1954   Don Bosco Tech Paterson NJ teacher Per a Salesian newsletter obituary for Sheehan, during his teaching career he was involved in drama programs and yearbook, and was moderator of student councils. He also did some "guidance work."
    Salesian High School  Cedar Lake  IN     
    Salesian High School New Rochelle NY teacher  
    Don Bosco Prep Ramsey NJ teacher  
    Camp Savio West Milford NJ    
    Dom Savio High (East) Boston MA teacher  
    Camp Don Bosco East Barrington NH    
1997 2006 Don Orione Nursing Home (East) Boston MA resident

Sheehan died November 17, 2006.

In 3/20 th Salesian order included Sheehan's name on its list of credibly accused.   

Obituary: Sheehan Brother George Sheehan, S.D. B. Salesian Brother, Taught at Don Bosco in Paterson, 72, The Star-Ledger,
November 18, 2006
Messege from Fr. Provincial, The E-Service, November 23, 2006
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
Salesians List of Credibly Accused, March 31, 2020

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This assignment record was last updated on March 26, 2021.