Assignment Record– Rev. Joseph P. Veneto
Summary of Case: Joseph P. Veneto was a Boston archdiocesan priest ordained in 1946. He assisted at parishes in Salem, Plymouth, Gloucester, Quincy and Somerville until 1972, when he was named pastor at St. Peter's in Malden. In 1975 he was assigned to St. Anthony's in Revere where he was pastor until 1987. From there he assisted briefly at a Melrose parish, retiring in 1988 to Quincy, and then Milton. He died in 1998. Venuto's name was included on a list of accused priests
posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011.
Ordained: June 14, 1946
Died: January 24, 1998
Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).
||4/4, 3/4, 2/4
||St. Ann's had a grade school with 272-337 boys and
298-320 girls, and a high school with 28-51 boys and 51-99 girls.
||St. Joseph's Chapel
||This was a mission of St. Ann's in Gloucester.
Humberto Sousa Medeiros replaced Cushing (1970-1983).
||St. Ann's had a school with 342-293 boys and 350-278
Immaculate Conception had a grade school with 441-328
boys and 464-353 girls, and a high school with 274-235 girls.
Veneto is indexed in the 1971 Directory as at this parish,
but is not listed as there in the Directory's Boston archdiocesan
||St. Peter's (Italian)
Medeiros was succeeded by Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).
||St. Anthony's (Italian)
||2/4, 2/5, 1/4, 1/3
||Veneto is listed as Pastor throughout his time at this
parish. A Pastor Emeritus was listed before him in the 1976 through
||Retired/Most Blessed Sacrament
||Veneto died January 24, 1998.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J.
Kenedy and Sons, 1947-1999); Veneto Assignment History, Archdiocese of Boston
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This assignment record was last updated on November 5, 2015.