Fr. Thomas W. Burr

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1962-1964:  St. Boniface; Diocese of Rochester, NY
  • 1965:  St. Andrew Seminary; Rochester, NY
  • 1966-1970:  St. Rita Church; Webster, NY
  • 1971:  St. Andrew Church; Rochester, NY
  • 1972-1976:  St. Ambrose; Rochester, NY
  • 1977-1990:  St. Joachim; Caniseto, NY
  • 1977-1990:  St. Mary; Rexville, NY
  • 1991-1994:  St. Anthony; Elmira, NY
  • 1995-2002:  St. Mary of Our Mother; Horseheads, NY


Burr is one of three priests removed in 5/02 for allegations of inappropirate behavior with teens more than 20 years ago. Burr was working at St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads when he “resigned.” Per Diocese news release 6/7/12, he has officially been sentenced to a life of prayer & penance.


Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.3.02; Star Gazette 6.9.02; Star-Gazette 5.3.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02