Fr. Gennaro L Gentile

gentile_gennaro_smYear Ordained:  1971

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

– St. Mary’s, Wappingers Falls (1970, deacon)
– Graduated St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers (1971)
– Ordained 1971
– St. Mary’s, Poughkeepsie (1972-76)
– St. Denis, Hopewell Junction (1977-82)
– St. Mary’s, Marlboro (1983)
– St. Eugene’s, Yonkers (1984)
– St. Charles Borromeo, Ulster County (1984, for one month – not listed in Directory)
– Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe (1984-87)
– Holy Name of Mary, Croton-on-Hudson (1987-2000, pastor)
– Not listed in Directory, 2001-2003
– Annulments office, Catholic Center, Poughkeepsie (2002)

Assignment Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile’s entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing 2 brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave April 2002. Laicization

Sources:  Bronx Press 03.22.02; NY Times 03.24.02; Daily News 03.27.02; Daily News 03.28.02; Journal News 04.07.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; Daily News 05.16.02; Daily News 06.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Journal News 09.02.05; Renew America 04.02.06; The Heights 02.15.10; CBS New York 09.29.13; Journal News 09.30.13; SNAP Press Release 10.01.13;


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