Priests Involved

The following 48 men are current or former priests of the Diocese of Bridgeport or the Archdiocese of Hartford, who have been sued, suspended following allegations of sexual abuse of minors, or have claims against them. This information was obtained from the Official Catholic Directory. Please note, if we are actively pursuing a case or if confidentiality agreements were assigned, that priest would not be listed. Further, we have pursued and are actively pursuing cases against not only Catholic priests, but other religious institutions/denominations and figures including nuns and other individuals associated with the church such as religious educators. Please contact us directly for further information and questions.

The Diocese of Bridgeport

Archdiocese of Hartford

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Father Kieran T. Ahearn

  • 1965: 213 Stanton Street, New York
  • 1966-1969: Lowel Rd., Hudson, New Hampshire
  • 1970-1971: 1200 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, Massachusetts
  • 1972-1975: Smithtown General Hospital, Smithtown, NY
  • 1976-1978: St. Ann Friary, Smithtown, NY
  • 1979-1980: Smithtown General Hospital, Smithtown, NY
  • 1981-1982: Not listed
  • 1983-1984: St. Pius X, Middletown, CT (Diocese of Norwich)
  • 1985: St. Joseph the Worker Church, East Patchogue, NY (RBC)
  • 1986-1990: St. Luke's Church, Westport, CT
  • 1991-1993: St. Mary's Church, Bethel, CT
  • 1994-1996: Leave of absence

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Father Henry A. Albeke

  • 1974-1976: St. Charles, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1977: On duty outside of Diocese (Pontifical Ecclesiastical, Rome, Italy)
  • 1978: St. Jude, Monroe, CT
  • 1979: St. Joseph's, Brookfield, CT
  • 1980-1987: St. John's, Darien, CT
  • 1988-1992: St. Thomas the Apostle, Norwalk, CT
  • 1993: St. Francis of Assisi, Weston, CT

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Father Stanley Banaszek

  • 1985: St. Anthony of Padua, Bridgeport, CT

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Father Alfred J. Bietighofer

  • 1966-1968: St. George Parish, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1968-1974: St. Anthony Parish, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1974-1975: St. John Vianney, Chiclayo, Peru
  • 1975-1976: St. Patrick Parish, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1976-1982: Blessed Sacrament, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1982-1984: St. Joseph Medical Center, Stamford, CT
  • 1984-1986: St. Joseph Parish, Norwalk, CT
  • 1986-1987: St. John Vianney, Chiclayo, Peru
  • 1987-1988: Sacred Heart, Stamford, CT
  • 1988-1998: St. Mary Parish, Norwalk, CT
  • 1998-1999: St. Charles Borromeo, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1999-2001: St. Francis of Assisi, Weston, CT
  • 2001-2002: St. Andrew Parish, Bridgeport, CT

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Father Laurence F. X. Brett

  • 1963-1964: St. Cecelia's, Stamford, CT
  • 1965-1972: Leave of absence
  • 1973-1995: On duty outside of Diocese
  • 1996: Not listed

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Father Joseph Buckley ( Deceased 1975)

  • 1958-1970: St. Mary's, Newington, CT
  • 1970: Retired

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Father Charles T. Carr

  • 1981-1984: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wilton, CT
  • 1985-1986: St. Thomas the Apostle, Norwalk, CT
  • 1987-1988: St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull, CT
  • 1990: Central Catholic High School, Norwalk, CT
  • 1990-1991: St. Phillip's Church, Norwalk, CT
  • 1992-1995: St. Andrew's Church, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1996: Leave of absence

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Father John Castaldo

  • St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, CT
  • St. Mark Church, Stratford, CT
  • St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield, CT
  • St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, CT
  • St. Maurice Church, Stamford, CT
  • Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford, CT
  • Our Lady of Grace, Stratford, CT

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Father W. Phillip Coleman

  • 1960-1966: St. Teresa's Church, Trumbull, CT
  • 1967-1968: St. Maurice's Church, Stamford, CT
  • 1969: St. Joseph's Church, Danbury, CT
  • 1970-1972: St. Aloysius, New Canaan, CT
  • 1973-1975: St. Thomas' Church, Fairfield, CT
  • 1976-1982: St. Patrick's Church, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1983-1987: St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield Center, CT
  • 1988: Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT
  • 1988-1990: Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown, CT
  • 1990: Central Catholic High School, Norwalk, CT
  • 1991-1993: St. Joseph's Manor, Trumbull, CT
  • 1993-1995: St. Margaret Mary, Shelton, CT
  • 1996: Retired

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Father Jean Marie DeGraff

  • Religious Order: Society of St. Jacques
  • "never incardinated in the Diocese of Bridgeport"

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Father Stephen Crowley

  • 1973-1985: St. Francis of Assisi, Torrington, CT
  • 1991: Retired, Hamden, CT

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Father Joseph DeShan

  • 1988-1989: St. Augustine's Cathedral, Bridgeport, CT

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Father Stephen DeLuca

  • St. Augustine, CT
  • St. Catherine of Sienna, CT
  • Notre Dame High School, CT
  • St. Mary's High School, CT
  • St. Ann, CT
  • St. Agnes, CT
  • Greenwich Hospital, CT
  • Nathaniel Witterall Nursing Home

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Reverend William Donovan

  • 1961-1966: St. John's Parish, Darien, CT
  • 1966-1973: Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT
  • 1973-1982: St. Thomas More Parish, Darien, CT
  • 1982-1983: St. Rose of Lima Parish, Newtown, CT
  • 1983-1989: St. Leo's Parish, Stamford, CT
  • 1989-2002: Holy Family, Fairfield, CT

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Father Martin J. Federici

  • 1967: St. Teresa's Church, Trumbull, CT
  • 1968-1970: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1971: St. Ambrose Parish, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1972-1977: Assumption Church, Fairfield, CT
  • 1978-1981: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Norwalk, CT
  • 1982-1983: St. Joseph's Church, Shelton, CT
  • 1984: St. Edward the Confessor, New Fairfield, CT
  • 1985-1995: St. Matthews, Norwalk, CT
  • 1996: St. Augustine's Cathedral, Bridgeport, CT

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Father William Fletcher (Deceased 1988)

  • Sacred Heart, Bridgeport, CT
  • St. Joseph Church, Danbury, CT
  • St. Thomas Church, Fairfield, CT
  • St. Margaret Mary Church, Shelton, CT
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Assumption Church, Westport, CT

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Father Ivan Ferguson ( Deceased 2002)

  • 1973-1979: St. Bernard's, Tariffville, CT
  • 1979: St. Mary's Church, Derby, CT

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Father Stephen C. Foley

  • 1967-1975: Christ the King, Bloomfield, CT
  • 1975-1986: St. Robert Bellarmine, Windsor Locks, CT
  • 1986-1991: St. Timothy, West Hartford, CT
  • 1991-1993: St. Dunston, Glastonbury, CT

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Monsignor William A. Genuario

  • 1958: On duty outside of the Diocese (Chaplin of Public Institution)
  • 1959-1964: St. Peter's Church, Bridgeport, CT (Vice-Chancellor and Secretary of Tribunal)
  • 1965-1968: St. Teresa's Church, Trumbull, CT (Vice-Chancellor, Officialis)
  • 1969-1973: Blessed Sacrament Church, Bridgeport, CT (Vice-Chancellor, Officialis)
  • 1974-1978: St. Anthony of Padua, Bridgeport, CT (Chancellor)
  • 1979-1987: St. Ambrose Church, Bridgeport, CT (Vicar General)
  • 1988-2003: St. Catherine of Siena, Riverside, CT (Judge, Priest Council, Territorial Vicar)
  • Currently: Judge, Tribunal (The Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Retired Priests' Residence, Retired)

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Father James Gildea ( Deceased 1986)

  • 1957-1972: Notre Dame Boys High School, Fairfield, CT
  • 1973-1985: Notre Dame Catholic High School, Fairfield, CT

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Father Thomas Glynn

  • 1960-1965: St. Boniface's, New Haven, CT
  • 1966-1967: St. Matthews, Forestville, CT
  • 1968-1970: Holy Trinity, Wallingford, CT
  • 1971-1979: St. Clare, East Haven, CT
  • 1980-1987: St. Joseph, Meriden, CT
  • 1988: Retired

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Father Joseph H. Gorecki

  • 1960-1964: St. Cyril Methodius Church, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1965-1966: On duty outside of Diocese
  • 1967-1970: St. Joseph's Parish, Shelton, CT
  • 1971: St. Teresa's, Trumbull, CT
  • 1972-1973: Holy Name, Stamford, CT
  • 1974: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1975: St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1976-1978: St. Mary's Parish, Norwalk, CT
  • 1978 - present: Not listed

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Father Richard J. Grady

  • 1973-1979: St. Leo's, Stratford, CT
  • 1980-1988: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1989: Retired

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Father John Graham

  • St. Bernadettes, East Haven, CT

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Father Sherman Gray

  • 1971-1973: St. Mary's, Greenwich, CT
  • 1974-1975: On duty outside of Diocese, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy
  • 1976-1981: St. Maurice's, Stamford, CT
  • 1982: On duty outside of Diocese, Theological College Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • 1983-1985: On duty outside of Diocese, Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
  • 1986: On duty outside of Diocese, St. Bernard, Riverdale, MD
  • 1987-2002: Holy Name of Jesus, Stamford, CT

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Father Stanley Koziol

  • 1980-1987: Holy Name of Jesus, Stamford, CT
  • 1988-1992: St. Aloysius, New Canaan, CT
  • 1993-1994: St. Phillip, Norwalk, CT
  • 1995-1996: St. Mark's Church, Stratford, CT

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Monsignor Joseph Lacy

  • 1960-1988: Synodal Judge for the Metropolitan Tribunal - Chancery Office Hartford, CT
  • 1961: St. Anthony's, Hartford, CT
  • 1971-1986: St. Luke, Hartford, CT

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Father Robert Ladamus

  • 1976-1982: St. John Vianney, West Haven, CT
  • 1983-1995: St. Mary's, Milford, CT
  • 1996: Christ the Redeemer, Milford, CT
  • 1997-Present: Retired

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Father Felix Maguire

  • 1961-1967: St. Lawrence's, West Haven, CT
  • 1968-1972: St. Pius X, Wolcott, CT
  • 1975-1984: St. John Fisher, Marlborough, CT
  • 1993: Retired

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Father Joseph Malloy

  • 1971-1974: St. James, Stratford, CT
  • 1975-1987: St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull, CT
  • 1988-2002: St. Ann, Bridgeport, CT

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Father Albert McGoldrick

  • 1979-1980: St. Mary's, Stamford, CT
  • 1980: Diocesan Tribunal, Instructor
  • 1981-1984: Diocesan Tribunal, Auditor
  • 1985-1986: On duty outside of Diocese, Divine Word College, Washington, DC
  • 1987: Our Lady of Peace, Stratford, CT
  • 1988: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1989-1994: Unknown
  • 1995-2002: Diocesan Tribunal, Judge
  • 1998: Notre Dame of Easton, Easton, CT
  • 1999: St. James, Stratford, CT
  • 2000-2002: St. Paul, Greenwich, CT

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Father Daniel McSheffery

  • 1984-1986: St. George, Guilford, CT
  • 1987-2001: St. Augustine, North Branford, CT

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Father L. Luke Meunier (AKA Father Maurice Monaire, Father Pedro Meunier, Father Lucion Luke Munier-de la Pierre, Rev. L. Luke Meunier-DelaPierre and others)

  • Visiting Priest in various locations throughout the United States and Canada, including but not limited to: Connecticut (both Hartford Archdiocese and Bridgeport Diocese), Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan.

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Father Joseph P. Moore

  • 1972-1973: St. Teresa's Church, Trumbull, CT
  • 1974-1975: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1976-1981: St. Joseph's Church, Danbury, CT
  • 1982-1983: St. Mary's Church, Bethel, CT
  • 1984-1996: On duty outside of Diocese

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Father Robert Morrissey

  • 1977: St. Lawrence, Huntington, CT
  • 1978-1982: St. Mary's, Greenwich, CT
  • 1983-1984: St. Clement's, Stamford, CT
  • 1985-1986: St. Joseph's, Danbury, CT
  • 1987: Unknown
  • 1988-1989: On duty outside of Diocese - US Navy
  • 1990-1992: St. Joseph's, Danbury, CT
  • 1993-2002: St. Mary's, Ridgefield, CT

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Father Edward Muha ( Deceased 2002)

  • 1969-1996: Immaculate Conception, Terryville, CT

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Father Gavin O'Connor

  • 1978-1979: St. Joseph's Church, Shelton, CT
  • 1980-1981: St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield, CT
  • 1982-1984: St. Peter's Church, Danbury, CT
  • 1985-1988: On duty outside of Diocese (U.S. Penitentiary, Marion, IL)
  • 1990-1996: Not listed

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Father Louis Paturzo

  • 1974: Sacred Heart, Waterbury, CT
  • 1975: Assumption, Ansonia, CT
  • 1976-1982: Blessed Sacrament, Hamden, CT
  • 1983-1988: Sacred Heart, Hartford, CT
  • 1989-1993: St. Augustine, Hartford, CT
  • 1994-1995: St. Lawrence O'Toole, Hartford, CT
  • 1996: St. Ann, New Britain, CT
  • 1997-2000: St. Anthony's, Bristol, CT
  • 2001: St. Anne-Immaculate Conception, Suffield, CT

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Father Raymond Paul

  • 1963-1967: St. Thomas, Waterbury, CT
  • 1968-1971: St. Barnabas', North Haven, CT
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury CT Chaplain
  • 1982-1986: St. Augustine's, North Branford, CT
  • 1987: St. Augustine's, Seymour, CT
  • 1988-2001: Holy Rosary, Ansonia, CT

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Father Raymond S. Pcolka

  • 1966-1967: St. Benedict's Parish, Stamford, CT
  • 1968-1973: St. John Nepomucene Parish, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1974: St. Mary's Church, Greenwich, CT
  • 1975: St. James Church, Stratford, CT
  • 1976-1986: Holy Name Church, Stratford, CT
  • 1987-1988: St. Mary's Church, Bethel, CT
  • 1990-1993: Sacred Heart Church, Greenwich, CT
  • 1994-1995: Leave of absence
  • 1996: Not listed

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Father William Przybylo

  • 1972-1990: Holy Cross, New Britain, CT
  • 1991-2005: SS Cyril & Methodius, Hartford, CT

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Monsignor Edward Reardon

  • 1964-1976: St. James, Manchester, CT
  • 1977-1980: St. James, Manchester, CT (Pastor Emeritus)
  • 1980: Retired

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Father Martin Ryan

  • 1977-1980: St. Teresa's, Trumbull, CT
  • 1981-1982: St. James, Stratford, CT
  • 1983-1987: St. Francis of Assisi, Weston, CT
  • 1988-1991: St. Margaret Mary, Shelton, CT
  • 1992-2002: St. Edward the Confessor, New Fairfield, CT

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Father Kenneth Shiner

  • 1971-1979: St. Bridget, Elwood, West Hartford, CT
  • 1979-1980: Our Lady of Fatima, Yalesville, Wallingford, CT
  • 1980-1991: St. Francis of Assisi, New Britain, CT
  • 1991-1998: St. Elizabeth, Branford, CT
  • 1998-2000: St. Mary's Church, Unionville, CT
  • 2000-2002: Sacred Heart, Suffield, CT

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Monsignor Gregory M. Smith

  • 1968-1969: St. Teresa's, Trumbull, CT
  • 1970-1973: St. Joseph's, Danbury, CT
  • 1975-1996: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bridgeport, CT

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Monsignor Charles W. Stubbs

  • 1963: St. Edward's Church, New Fairfield, CT
  • 1963-1964: St. Mary's Church, Stamford, CT
  • 1964-1967: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1967-1969: St. Ann's Church, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1969-1976: St. Catherine of Siena, Greenwich, CT
  • 1976-1991: St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield, CT
  • 1991-1996: St. Mary's Church, Greenwich, CT

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Father Vincent Veich

  • 1972: Assumption Church, Fairfield, CT
  • 1973-1977: St. Catherine, Riverside, CT
  • 1978-1984: Assumption Church, Westport, CT
  • 1985-1987: St. Cecilia, Stamford, CT
  • 1988-1990: St. John, Darien, CT
  • 1991-1996: St. Benedict, Stamford, CT

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Monsignor Frank Wissel

  • 1978-1981: St. Anthony of Padua, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1982-1991: Kolbe-Cathedral H.S., Principal, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1982-1983: Blessed Sacrament, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1984-1997: St. Peter's, Bridgeport, CT
  • 1998-present: St. Mary's, Greenwich, CT
  • Other: Founder of St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Studies, a home for underprivileged boys from Bridgeport.