Diocese Settlement

The Republican [Springfield MA]
August 17, 2004

The following are the 18 priests who faced sexual abuse allegations by 45 people who reached an agreement Aug. 5 to settle claims with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield for more than $7 million. The number of people who accused each priest is in parentheses followed by the status of the priest:

The Rev. John J. Bonzagni (1) assigned to St. John The Baptist Parish, Lee

The Rev. Paul T. Boudreau (1) abandoned priesthood

The Rev. John Corbin (1) abandoned priesthood

The Rev. Eugene Dranka (2) deceased

The Rev. Donald V. Dube (1) deceased

The Rev. Clarence Forand (1) retired

The Rev. Alfred Graves (1) removed from all ministry

The Rev. E. Karl Huller (2) deceased

The Rev. Roy Jenness (1) deceased

The Rev. Edward M. Kennedy (1) removed from all ministry

The Rev. John A. Koonz (3) removed from all ministry

The Rev. Francis P. Lavelle (2) removed from all ministry

Richard R. Lavigne (24) defrocked

Ronald Malboeuf (2) defrocked

The Rev. Richard F. Meehan (2) removed from all ministry

The Rev. Thomas F. O'Malley (1) deceased

The Rev. David Welch (1) deceased

The identity of one priest is pending