Fr. Matthew Fitzgerald

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Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Palm Beach

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained, St. Columban and St. Patrick, Ireland; 6/8/68
  • St. Hedwig’s, Floral Park, NY; 1970-74)
  • St. Pius X, Plainview, NY; 1974-78)
  • Holly Patterson Home, Uniondale, NY; 1978-82)
  • St. Brigid’s, Westbury, NY; 1982-85)
  • St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills, NY; 1985-86)
  • St. Patrick’s, Smithtown, NY; 1986-89)
  • St. Ignatius Loyola, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; 1989-91)
  • St. Lucie’s, Port St. Lucie, FL; 1992-93
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Boca Raton, FL; 1994-96)
  • St. Lucie’s, Port St. Lucie, FL; 1997-98)
  • Food for the Poor, Deerfield Beach, FL (perhaps the “special assignment” listed in the Directory); 1999-2001
  • Retired; 2001

Notes:  Accused of abuse of 1 teenage boy in Rockville Centre diocese in mid-1980s. Transferred to Palm Beach, Fl diocese in 1989. At least 4 separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges removed by Palm Beach diocese in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suit in New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report

Sources:  Tribune 2.7.10; Sun-Sentinel 04.20.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday.com 03.18.03; Newsday 04.24.03; Sun-Sentinel 09.25.03; Sun-Sentinel 10.15.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Newsday 12.04.04; Sun-Sentinel 12.04.04http://bishop-accountability.org/

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