Fr. Gennaro M. Simonetti

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1940-1958 — St. Joseph Patron of the UniversalChurch
  • 1959-1985 — Our Lady of Miracles


Accused of abusing a boy in the second or third grade during an after-school program at Our Lady of Miracles School in the late 1970s. Simonetti would allegedly gather small groups of boys and have them remove their clothes during these after- school programs and sexually abuse them under the pretense of a game. Retired in 1985 and passed away in 1998.