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
|Don Bosco Tech
|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
|Salesian High School
|Don Bosco Prep
|Dom Savio High
|Camp Don Bosco
|Don Orione Nursing Home
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.