Accused, along with Bishop Howard Hubbard, in a lawsuit filed 10/3/19 of sexually abusing at boy in 1976-78 while assigned to St. Michael the Archangel in Troy. The suit names Joseph Mato; the Catholic Directories show a Rev. Joseph Amato as at the parish during the time in question. Amato died 11/16/16.
Settlement in 1994 to a man for $150K for claims of 1970s abuse at the Albany Home for Children. The man's brother received $70K settlement in 1997; a thrid brother received an unspecified amount. Others also alleged abuse. Continued to serve in Africa, OH and NM. Sent to NM to Servants of the Paraclete; allowed to work in Las Cruces diocese. Placed on leave 4/02. Plaintiff in 1994 got another $225K in 2002. Civil suit filed in 2002; dismissed by court. Suit filed in Boston 5/05. Suit filed 7/12/18 v Diocese of Las Cruces, Paracletes and Benedictines by man claiming Bentley and Fr. Joseph Anderson, OSB of Holy Family in Deming NM abused him from when he was an altar boy, age 9, hundreds of times 1994-2001. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Albany diocese's list 11/30/18.
Per a 2002 lawsuit, Bertolucci sexually abused a boy 1976-79, beginning when the boy was age 12. Suit was filed after the plaintiff said Bertolucci harassed his parents by phone so that they would retract the claims. Bishop and Diocese were dismissed from suit in 7/03; suit against Bertolucci dismissed in 10/03. Bertolucci admitted sexually abusing teenagers in 1970s. Active until spring of 2002; asked for early retirement. Diocese permanently removed his facilities in 6/02. Opted to live "a life of prayer and penance" over laicization. Died 5/27/15. On diocese's list 11/30/18.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-15, 1994-98. The boy was a St. Mary's in Ballston Spa parishioner. The plaintiff also accused Bishop Hubbard of abusing him at age 16.
Arrested 2/08; charged with abuse of 4 children from one family in 2007 in Nicolville (Albany diocese). Assigned to Syracuse diocese. Privileges removed in 2008 by Syracuse for "incidents unrelated to sexual abuse." Staying at Holy Name of Jesus Academy when arrested. At least 1 more possible victim. He sued accusers 11/08. Suit dismissed 1/10. Found guilty of 1 misdemeanor; acquitted on 2 felony charges 2/09. Court vacated conviction 4/09. Civil case can go forward as of 12/12 Appeals Ct ruling. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Permanently removed from ministry. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.
English priest working as an extern in the Albany diocese in the 1970s. Accused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in the late 1970s with a male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Alan Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. D.A. investigated intimidation charge at bishop's request. Suits were dismissed 1/30/04 without determining validity of abuse charges. Jupin and other accused priests were reinstated.
A man alleged in 2003 that he was sexually abused by Celeste as a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the 1980s. At the time Celeste was chaplain to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where the man was an 18-year-old member. Diocese said complaint involved two consenting adults.
Celeste was granted a leave of absence 11/03. He admitted that his conduct was inappropriate and wrong but the plaintiff was legally an adult. He also admitted a relationship with another student at the school in the 1980s.
Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor from about 1979 to 1983 at St. Patrick's in Troy. Reportedly in 8/21, Ciotoli stepped down from public ministry pending the investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse first reported under the Child Victims Act. Per the diocese, Ciotoli "maintains his innocence."
Complainants came forward in 7/02 and 3/03 to allege abuse as high school students. Connolly was placed on leave in 4/03. Had been chaplain of diocesan cemeteries and on Priests Retirement board. Classmate and friend of Bishop Hubbard and supervisor of at least two other abusers at Cardinal McCloskey High School. Connolly denied all allegations and requested a canonical trial.
In 2004 a man sued the Archdiocese of Boston and Diocese of Albany claiming that he had been abuse by several priests over a period of about 50 years. He says that Curran forced him into a homosexual encounter at age 50 in the early 1990s and that the priest had a collection of child pornography in his residence at the rectory.
Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle 1977-2002. Retired in 2002. Taught previously at Catholic Central High School. Was also an instructor at Mater Christi Seminary and diocesan vocations director. Accused in a lawsuit filed 7/26/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 15-year-old in 1974. Per the diocese, Daley maintained his innocence.
Priest of the diocese for 25 years. Later worked for Schenectady County DSS as coordinator of the Independent Living Program, from which he retired in 2001. Died 8/19/17, age 78. Accused in a lawsuit in 9/19, along with Bishop Hubbard and Rev. Francis Melfe, of sexually abusing a teen girl by masturbating in the late 1970s during poker games at the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish in Schenectady.
A woman filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Di Pasquale at a Schenectady home for troubled teens between 1979 and 1982. The suit claimed that the order and diocese knew as early as 1976 that Di Pasquale had molested children, yet continued to allow him to work with children. He was working as a priest in Florida at the time of his 12/04 death.
In 1992 the diocese settled with a man alleging abuse by Douglas as a minor in the 1960s. Accused in 2003 of improper sexual advances in the late 1970s with a male teen, allegedly supplied by Rev. Alan Jupin. Placed on leave. In 2004 the Review Board found no 'reasonable grounds' for the 2003 allegation. After news of the Review Board's decision, two women came forward to allege Bishop Hubbard admitted to them in a 1993 meeting that in the 1960s Douglas had two boys undress and masturbate. The women were parishioners of the parish Douglas abruptly left in 1993 and met with Hubbard to get answers. Douglas was at the time sent to the Paracletes for treatment and retired. He was approved in 1996 for work in the Wilmington diocese. Again placed on leave in 3/11. Died in 5/11. Cleared of 3/11 allegations in 11/11.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a student, ages 14-16, at St. Vincent de Paul parish,1969-71. Episcopal Vicar for Eastern half of the US of the Archdiocese for Military Services. Made Monsignor in 1997. Ordained auxiliary bishop for the US Military in 2004. Died 2/4/12, age 67.
Arrested in 5/07 on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. His computers were confiscated after they were found to contain the pornography. Admitted to sexually-oriented internet chats with others regarding children. Bishop immediately placed him on administrative leave. Pled guilty to one count 11/07. Sentenced in 6/08 to 4 years in prison and 10 years parole. Required to register as sex offender. Released in 1/12. Permanently removed from ministry.
Accused in 1993 in an anonymous letter to Bishop Hubbard of sexually abusing a child. When confronted, admitted to abusing three children; sent to Paracletes for treatment. Allowed to work in chancery until 1996, when allegations grew to at least five; was asked to resign. Hubbard, Fitzpatrick, and accused Albany priest John Connolly were seminary classmates. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a minor, age 16-17, in 1976-77.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a child, ages 6-8, in 1992-94 while assigned to Church of Hoy Infancy in Lake Luzerne. Gaffigan died 4/19/15. By 9/1/21 there was another lawsuit against Gaffigan filed under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse 1992-94 at St. Michael's in South Glens Falls.
Deacon. Removed from assignment at Church of the Holy Family in Albany in 8/10. Diocese deemed credible a single recent allegation that he had abused a minor in the early 1990s, before his training and ordination as a deacon. Denied the allegations. Also removed from position as chaplain at the state's Greene Correctional Facility. Defrocked as Deacon in 2010. Convicted 8/14/14 of two counts of sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl in 2003. Sentenced to 5 years in prison 9/17/14, required to register as sex offender, and 10 years of post-release supervision.
Sometimes misspelled Genevieve. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Suit in 2004 alleged abuse of boy age 13 in 1970s-80s. Suit against diocese dismissed 6/06. Arraigned in Boston 7/06 on charges of felony child rape of two Albany boys 1978-82. Pled guilty 7/08 in Boston. Sentenced to 8-10 years in prison (suspended for 5 years). Both accusers filed suit 4/09. Other accusers are known. Assigned to Albany cathedral. Trained and worked in Boston 1979-80 and 1989-90. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 11/27/14 in Boston. Named in new suit 2/19. New suit in 7/20. Included on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a minor in about 1961-62 at St. Joseph's in Green Island. Professed final vows for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy in 1960. Teacher and librarian in Albany and Syracuse diocesan schools. Spent 23 years at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse. Retired in 2013. Died 9/15/19.
Removed from ministry in 1997. Diocese reportedly settled with at least two men, in 1989 and 1997, who alleged abuse by Haight years prior. Sent to treatment. Reassigned as hospital chaplain in 1990. Removed from position in 1996 after hospital learned of his history. Allegedly abused a youth in Baltimore while still a seminarian in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/04 claiming abuse by Haight and another priest at church in Colonie, NY and during trips to MA. Possibly at least six more victims. Suit filed in 1/18 in VT by a man alleging Haight sexually abused him there as a boy. On diocese's list 11/30/18.
Multiple allegations of abuse of male and female teens. Per Order, accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Shown as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. The 1982 yearbook for All Hallows High School in the Bronx shows Hanney was there as a science teacher. A woman alleged in 2012 abuse and rape 1977-80 when she was a Bishop Gibbons High School student in Schenectady NY and he was her teacher and counselor. Reportedly, in 1971 Gibbons High students showed their principal a photo of two young men and Hanney sitting nude on a picnic table, and the principal did nothing. Assigned to Briscoe Memorial School in Kent WA 1963-64. In 2019, may be teaching in the Philippines. Named in new suit in 2/19. As of 8/19 named in 11 complaints. Added to Albany list 12/4/19. Twelve pending lawsuits by 7/20.
Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor around 1964-69 at St. Ambrose in Latham and at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Left the priest hood at some point, married and raised a family. Died 8/28/16.
Former priest working as a school guidance counselor. Arrested in 3/02 on recent charges of inappropriately touching an 11-year- old boy for over a year. His last church assignment was in 1972. In 5/02 he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 5 years probation. In 8/02 he was sentenced to two years in state prison. Reportedly released from prison in 5/04 on parole.
Accused in 2004 of paying a teen for sex twice in the 1970s. Denied the allegation. Hubbard commissioned an investigation to examine this charge, and other allegations of sexual misconduct with adult males. His investigation found "no credible evidence." Went on voluntary leave after accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. Hubbard denied the allegation. Lawsuit filed in 9/19 claims sex abuse, along with two other priests, of a girl, during poker games in the rectory of a Schenectady parish in the late 1970s. Hubbard denied the abuse. Third suit, in 10/19, alleged abuse with another priest of a teen boy 1976-78. Fourth suit 10/19 alleged late 1980s abuse of a boy. A suit in 8/20 alleged abuse and rape in the mid-1970s of a boy, ages 9-11. New suit in 3/21, alleged abuse of boy, age 11, in 1977. By 9/21 Hubbard had been accused in at least 7 lawsuits under the Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse. He was also accused in "dozens" of lawsuits of covering up the sexual abuse of children in the diocese.
Parish priest, police chaplain. Accused in 2003 of raping a 16-year-old boy in the mid-1970s and sharing him with 3 priests (Douglas, Ophals, Cawlings). A 5/03 suit accused Jupin of intimidation of accuser; DA investigated. A suit in 8/03 accused diocese of slandering him. Accused in 6/03 of a boy abuse in the 1970s. Suits dismissed 1/30/04. Jupin was reinstated when review board found no 'reasonable grounds' for believing two charges. In Fall 2010 a man alleged Jupin abused him beginning when he was age 9 in the 1980s. He said he was also abused by Revs. Donald Ophals, John Bertolucci, Louis Douglas and Carl Urban. Jupin was placed on leave in 3/11, then reinstated in 11/11. He died 1/27/19. A lawsuit was filed in 8/19. Added in 7/20 to the diocese's "List of Offenders" after allegations in 2019 were determined by the diocese to have "reasonable cause." Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 9, in 1965. This was at least the 11th such suit filed since 2019.
Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 10/10 of sexually abusing an altar boy, beginning age 9 or 10, repeatedly 1988-90, while pastor of St. John the Baptist in Chestertown. Kampfer's accuser also alleged abuse on one occasion during that time by Bishop Hubbard, who was invited to the rectory by Kampfer. Kampfer died in 2003.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a group of four or five boys at St. Mary's in Waterford in the early 1980s. The boys, who were as young as 7 or 8, were Sunday school students. Keffer allegedly took them to a back room under the guise of selecting altar boys, had them put their heads down, then fondled their genitals. He is said to have warned the boys that, if they told, God would punish them. Keffer died 2/6/05.
Named as an abuser in two 2003 suits filed by individuals who were residents of Fr. Flanagan's Boys Home in the 1970s, in the Omaha diocese. Kelly left Boys Town in 1983. Bishop of Albany placed him on leave in 2/03. Also knew of prior allegation in 1983-84 in Albany. At least six other alleged NY victims came forward after new allegation. Was working in Nevada when placed on leave. Suits dismissed in 2/06. On Albany diocese's list 11/30/18.
Removed from ministry in the 1970s after a credible allegation that he abused boys and girls 1958-70 at Camp Scully, a camp for underprivileged children. One claim settled in 2/05; six others were under investigation as of 3/05. Died 6/27/81. Changed last name from Klebauskas to Klebie at some point. Claims in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a boy, ages 12-15, during 1961-64.
In 12/03 two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. Diocese immediately announced that it had cleared LeFevre of the accusations andh
Alleged to have molested a boy in his early teens 50 times over a two-year period in the late 1960s. Diocese learned of the allegations in 1992, yet kept Leroux in ministry. Retired in 1996. Removed active ministry in 6/02. Died 1/16/05. Sued by at least three men claiming abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s; settled with diocese at mediation in 2/05. Accused in a suit 11/19 of abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1956. Per the suit, the boy told then-seminarian Howard Hubbard about the abuse, and Hubbard responded, "forget about" it. Hubbard denied the the man's claims about him.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing three girls, who were sisters, when they were ages 12 or 13 and residents of St. Colman's Home in Watervliet 1957-64. They said others at the home abused them as well, and Losee did nothing to stop the abuse. She died in 2012.
From Ireland, where he was ordained. Arrived in the Albany diocese shortly after ordination. Sued in 9/05. Accused of abuse of a youth in 1973. Maher denied the allegations. Cleared the same month by diocesan investigation and returned to ministry. Plaintiff's attorney said in 9/05 that a second victim had come forward. Maher still in active ministry in 2007. Retired in 2008. Placed on leave in 2/20 due to new allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1960s and '70s. The alleged victim had come forward in 4/18. Accused in a 9/20 lawsuit, along with Fr. Donald Starks, of abuse of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1966-68. Added in 2020 to the diocese's list of credibly accused.
Placed on leave in 6/02 after recent allegations of past sexual abuse. In early 2002 a woman came forward to say that Mancuso abused her in the late 1960s, beginning when she was 14. Mancuso admitted to "some misconduct." No criminal prosecution because beyond statute of limitations. Mancuso initially told his parish that he was leaving for a short time to undergo surgery, but it was announced three weeks later that he had been removed because of the allegation.
Faculty member 1964-2009 at Bishop Maginn High School (formerly named Cardinal McCloskey High), volunteer chaplain and board member there in retirement. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-11, 1974-76, while visiting St. James parish. The abuse allegedly occurred in the sacristy, rectory and music practice room.The same plaintiff also claimed he was sexually abused by Rev. (later Bishop) Howard Hubbard during the same time-period. Marbury died 12/02/14. Added in 10/20 to the diocese's list of credibly accused.The allegation was reportedly first received in 1993. Two other previous allegations: in 2003; review board could not substantiate, and in 2015; review board said "insufficient information."
Worked in NY, MA, LA, AL, the Bahamas and Italy. Sued in 2002 by two men who accused him of sexually abusing them at a New York junior seminary in the 1970s. Suit dismissed after missed filing deadline. Living in Rome in 2004 and conducting tours of the Catacombs of St. Callistus. Has been referred to as Richard Matikonas or Philip Mataconis. Died in Rome 1/21/14. Included on the Salesians list in 3/20 of credibly accused.
Arrested in 7/09; charged with molesting six boys, ages 11-19, 2006-2009. Allegedly he had the boys remove their pants and underpants and lie across his lap while he spanked them on their bare bottoms. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Margaretville at the time. Requested voluntary leave. Had just been arrested in 6/09 after an auto accident; charged with DWI. Named by four in a 4/10 civil suit. Pled guilty in 5/10 to two counts of forcible touching. Diocese said he didn't work for them at the time.
From Ireland, where he was ordained. Arrived in the Albany diocese in 1963. Alleged in 2003 to have molested at least one child in the 1970s. Removed from ministry. Admitted to the abuse after the victim contacted the diocese. Diocesan Review Board recommended removal. Church officials said criminal statute had expired and the allegations would not be referred to prosecutors. Died 10/26/17. Lawsuit filed 8/19 with claims McMahon abused a 16-year-old in 1984.
Allegations to diocese in 2003 of abuse of a minor in the 1980s. Placed on administrative leave in 2004 per recommendation of diocesan review board. McNerney denied all allegations. As of 9/05, McNerney had asked the Vatican for a canonical trial. (Misidentified in some news articles with an erroneous middle initial.)
Named publicly as accused by the diocese when added to its list in 11/20. Reportedly there were multiple claims against McTavey filed 2002-2019. Assigned to several parishes. Named vice-principal and guidance counselor in 1957 of McCloskey High School, where he remained until 1972. President of Diocesan School Board. Pastor 1972 until retirement in 2007 of St. Bernard's in Cohoes. Died 12/22/19, age 88.
A 2003 civil suit alleged that Mea raped an altar boy in the early 1960s. The plaintiff was offered a small financial settlement in 2002, which he refused. Diocese said Mea was not assigned to the parish in question at the time of the alleged abuse. In 8/03 a judge dismissed the lawsuit as being barred by the statute of limitations. Said discrepancy in dates of abuse did not help. Mea died in 1984. This was only known allegation against him.
Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/30/18. (First name spelled 'Frances' on list, Catholic Directory shows him as 'Francis P.') Resigned in 1979. Laicized in 2012, per his request. Involved with a single mother with four children while still a priest, fathered a son with her. They later married, then divorced. In 2019 the adult children - male and female - spoke publicly about abuse they suffered by Melfe, including sexual, and that Bishops Hubbard and Broderick knew Melfe was living with them. The five siblings filed suit under the NY Child Victims Act. Accused, along with Bishop Hubbard and Fr. Albert DelVecchiho, in a 9/19 suit of abuse of a girl in a Schenectady rectory in the late 1970s. Melfe died 9/20/19, age 91.
Removed in 2008 without privileges after investigation found "reasonable grounds" to believe he abused a boy in the mid-1980s. In 1/08, four men alleged abuse as boys 1978-91. Suit 5/23/08 alleged abuse of vulnerable adult and that in 1994 diocese knew he had sexual interest in children. Found guilty 2/10/11 of rape of two Albany boys in MA in the 1980s. Sentenced to 20-25 years' prison. Appeal denied 4/13. Bishop wanted him laicized. Portions of NY personnel files released 10/13 in VT but NY Fed Appeals Court dismissed NY 2/14. Suit filed 8/19 in NY alleging abuse of child, ages 10-12, 1974-76. Three new complaints in 6/20.
"Fr. Jerry." Priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. Named in a suit by two men in 2019 of abusing them and other boys as teenagers for three years, beginning in 1984. The boys were residents of the Home for Wayward Boys in Knox. Miller allegedly raped and assaulted them, at times along with a visiting "Fr. Jim," in his bedroom at the Home, and on trips to Agawam, MA and Atlanta, GA. Said to have plied them with alcohol, drugs, and "lavish spending on shopping sprees" and to have threatened them if they resisted the abuse. In 1987 one boy told trusted adults who, along with a nun, contacted law enforcement. No charges, reportedly because the boy was too traumatized to give a full statement. In 7/19 a man said his son died by suicide just shy of age 18, having been abused by Miller. Order moved Miller to a Marietta, GA parish, then to England in 1989. He left the priesthood, married, and moved to FL.
Arrested in 2001. Charged with approaching a 14-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle down the street and soliciting sex in 8/01. Chaplain at maximum security Great Meadow Correctional Facility at the time. Privileges removed. Pled guilty in 12/03. Sentenced to 5 years probation.
Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy beginning around 1965. Minkler was a seminarian assisting at St. Joseph's parish and school in Renssalaer at the time. Minkler would allegedly give the boy wine, then abuse him. Worked at the parish until transferred in 1979 after complaints from staff members of "an atmosphere of fear and repression." Briefly at St. Teresa of Avila, then four years in the Military Ordinate in NYC. Assigned in 1984 to the VA in Albany. Died by suicide in 2/04 after id'd as having written a letter in 1995 to NY's Cardinal O'Connor saying Albany Bishop Hubbard and other priests were gay and having sex with one another.
Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Deceased. The order did not provide assignment information. They stated that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Lawsuit filed in 8/19 claims abuse 1964-67 of a girl, ages 7-10, in the Albany diocese, when Murphy was administrator of a Schenectady parish and school. Added to Albany diocese's list 12/4/19. By 9/21 there were 17 suits filed under the NY Child Victims Act claiming abuse by Murphy. One woman filed suit after learning that Murphy had been accused 10 years before he abused her as an elementary school student in the late 1970s.
Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2006 of abuse of boy ages 9-12 in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Suspended. Denied allegation. Accuser said he told diocese in 2004 but nothing done. Diocese cleared Nunan 1/07 and returned him to previous assignment in Cairo, NY. Plaintiff died 3/08; suit continued. New suit 4/12 by two brothers claiming abuse as minors led to second removal without privileges. Nunan allegedly paid one of the men in 2010-12 to keep quiet. Diocese announced 6/30/18 Nunan was permanently barred from ministry due to credible accusation he sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s. Suit filed in 12/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by one of the two brothers, claiming abuse 1989-95 at ages 9-15. His sibling was allegedly abuse ages 7-21.
Accused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in the late 1970s with a male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. D.A. investigated intimidation at bishop's request. Suits dismissed 1/30/04 without deciding validity of charges. Review board found in 2004 no 'reasonable grounds' for 2003 allegation, without interviewing complainant. Ophals reinstated. Placed on administrative leave in 3/11. Reinstated in 11/11.
In approximately 2001 a man told the diocese that he was abused for many years, beginning when he was age 15, by Pizzutti and another deceased priest. The diocese offered him counseling and $4K. The man refused. A second man came forward in 7/03 to report that he had notified the diocese in 2002 that Pizzutti abused him once at age 15. The diocese offered him counseling; in 4/03 they gave him a check for $7K to settle his claims, without telling him of the earlier claim. Pizzutti died 5/2/77.
One of six priests removed from active ministry 6/02 for credible accounts of sexually abusing minors. Accusations made in 2002. Vice chancellor for diocese and secretary for Bishop Hubbard 1979-90. No criminal charges filed due to SOL. Referred to as a "former priest" in 6/04 report on investigation of Bishop Hubbard. In 6/19 a 49-year-old man alleged publicly that he was abused beginning in 1980 at age 11 and throughout his teen years by Pratt. He said Pratt made him and another boy engage in sex acts with each other, while he watched. He also claimed that at age 16 he told Bishop Hubbard, and that Hubbard told him that if he ever said anything to anyone again about it he would have him arrested. Lawsuit filed in 8/19.
From Colombia. Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1967. Three men filed suit in 9/02 alleging abuse by Puello when they were students at Salesian Jr. Seminary in Goshen, NY 1969-73. One man says he told the seminary director (who went on to become Auxiliary Bishop in Boston) but the director only dismissed the victim, saying he was "not priest material." Suit also says others at the seminary knew what was going on and that there were other abusers at the school. Puello left the order at some point. Very active for decades in Westchester County, NY theater community, including with youth. Died 8/21/19. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused. It notes that Puello left the order in 1971.
Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing two minors at St. Teresa of Avila in Albany, one in about 1974-75 and the other in about 1976. The 1976 Official Catholic Directory show Puglisi as absent on leave from the Diocese of Brooklyn, working at St. Teresa's in Albany. He died 7/8/03. Per his obituary, he was a monsignor, and Vicar for Education and Superintendent of Schools for the Brooklyn diocese.
Removed in 3/11, age 76, after recent abuse claim dating to 1957, 17 years prior to ordination. He denied the allegation. Retired pastor of Sacred Heart in Margaretville. D.A.'s office chose not to pursue criminal charges. Diocese later admitted that there were several allegations received in 2010. Died 7/17/14 and received a long obituary praising his priesthood. Diocese later apologized for the obituary, saying it was inappropriate due to his suspended privileges.
Placed on leave in 10/09 after Review Board said there were "reasonable grounds" to believe that he sexually abused a teenager in the early 1980s, while at Blessed Sacrament in Albany. Rodino denied the allegations. No civil or criminal prosecution because of SOL, per authorities. Worked at several schools before and after ordination. Diocese announced 10/28/09 that there was a similar allegation in the 1990s but not enough evidence to remove him. On Albany's list, revised 11/3/18. Case on appeal in Rome.
Accused of abuse in 1998. Deemed unfounded. Additional complaints 2002 and 2003, of abuse in the 1970s and '80s. Placed on leave in 2/03. Civil suit filed in 10/05. Requested canonical trial in 8/05. Assistant principal of Cardinal McCloskey High School mid-1970s; fire department chaplain 1967-84; prison chaplain 1984-99. Retired and moved to FL. Living in Clifton Park in NY in 2019. Suit filed in 8/19 with claims Romano abused a boy, age 15-16, in 1980-81. Per diocese's list updated 12/4/19, Romano died in 2019.
Parish priest. Diocesan Chaplain for Scouting 1981-94. Rosch was removed in 2002 after credible allegations that he abused a teenage boy 20 years prior. There was a payment by the Diocese. Rosch claimed that his removal was because he fondled a 17-year-old girl when he was 23 and had not yet been ordained. The Diocese refuted his claim, saying that that would not have been cause for his removal. May have appealed dismissal to Vatican. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim that Rosch sexually abused an altar boy, ages 13-15, in 1975-77, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Scotia, NY. Accused in two lawsuits current in 9/21, filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of abuse 1992-93 at St. Madeleine Sophie in Schenectady, and of abuse 1975-76 at St. Joseph's in Scotia.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of "unpermitted sexual contact" against a child, ages 11-14, in 1957-60 while assigned to St. Anthony Padua in Troy. The child was a student at the parish school. Rossi died 9/16/89.
Ordained at age 45. Had been a Hoosick Falls police officer, mayor and Boy Scouts volunteer. Died 10/18/07, age 71. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-13, in 1982-85 while assigned to St. Mary's in Hudson Falls. The suit alleges Severson also abused other children.
Placed on leave in 3/04 after allegations in 1/04 of sexual abuse of a boy in the 1960s in Albany. The diocesan review board deemed the allegations credible. Shinos had been pastor of the same church since 1977. A civil suit filed in 7/04 against the Albany diocese and Boston archdiocese claimed the plaintiff was abused as a boy by Shinos and at least two other priests. He also alleged abuse by another priest as an adult. Shinos died 1/4/19.
Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor from about 1970 to 1971. Assignments included Army chaplain 1942-46, then NY Army National Guard chaplain. Associate pastor at St. Anthony's in Albany 1948-63, administrator 1963-66 and pastor 1966-70. Pastor 1970-90 of St. James in Albany. Retired 1990. Died 5/26/04.
In 10/04 a man filed suit claiming abuse in 1976 in both Albany and Boston. The man said that he was abused beginning at age 14 by Starks and Fr. Mark Haight at St. Francis de Sales in Colonie. A second suit filed in 3/05 claimed abuse in the same time- frame. One accuser said Starks and another priest abused him for three years in the early 1960s, starting when he was age 14, at St. Patrick's in Albany. Starks died 11/16/89. Brother of accused priest R. Mansfield Starks. Lawsuit 8/19 with claims of abuse of a boy 1964-68 at St. Patrick's; plaintiff also claimed abuse by Rev. Robert Hatela. Suit filed in 9/20 alleges abuse by Starks and Fr. Daniel J. Maher of, an altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1966-68.
Assigned to St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Niskayuna when arrested 4/22/14. Charged with endangering welfare of a child for inappropriate physical contact, telephone calls, text messages and photos with a 15-year-old girl between 10/13 and 4/14. He met the girl while Deacon and Youth Minister for Corpus Christi parish in Clifton Park, NY. Her parents contacted police when they learned of his actions. Was also U.S. Army captain. Pled guilty 8/13/14 to endangering welfare of a child. Accepted plea deal, avoided jail.
Plaintiff's attorney accused Urban in 2004 of sexual incident with a boy in a public restroom in about 1989. Urban denied the accusation and complained to the state bar association. In 7/11 a man who had previously alleged abuse by four other priests about 20 years prior notified the diocese that he was also abused by Urban during the same time period. Urban denied the allegation. Retired in 1/11 as pastor of St. Adalbert in Schenectady. Placed on administrative leave while diocese investigated. Reinstated in 11/11. Died 3/14/20.
"Jack." Arrested in 1997 for public lewdness at a rest area; went on leave. Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/19/21 under the NY Child Victims Act by a man in his 40s of sexually abusing him as a child preparing for First Communion at St. Jude's in Wynantskill. Varno allegedly got the boy drunk on wine then fondled and sodomized him. The diocese kept Varno in public ministry until his parishioners of Our Lady of Grace in Ballston Lake discovered the lawsuit and demanded his removal in 7/21. Varno stepped down voluntarily, including from assignments at Immaculate Conception in Glenville and St. Joseph's in Scotia. He denied the allegations.
Parish priest. Diocesan Chaplain for Scouting 1972-80. Chaplain in the early 1980s for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Weider retired in 2010 and was working in 2021 as a sacramental minister at Sacred Heart in Margaretville and St. Anne's in Andes. He was placed on leave 8/14/21 due to an allegation in a lawsuit filed 8/7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act that he sexually assaulted and abused a boy, age 14, 1977-78 at St. Mary's in Coxsackie. The boy was a foster child living with a family that attended the parish. Weider was previously accused in two other claims, in 2004 and 2010, and was kept in ministry.
Albany NY officials knew in 1976 of Wilson's alleged sexual abuse of young boys. Police ultimatum forced Diocese to transfer him to Boston after complaints about incident involving Wilson and two young boys at a motel. He was returned to Albany in 1980 after Boston complaints. One suit settled in 2003 for $500K. Another suit filed in 2004. Placed on leave 1990 and "gave up his priesthood in 1993." Worked for ten years after priesthood as a spiritual advisor at a home for troubled youth in Dobbs Ferry. Fired in 2003 after being beaten up by an 18-year-old male he had picked up in Manhattan. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Two new lawsuits in 6/20.
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