Fr. John Mahoney

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order: Capuchin Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/28/1960:  Ordained
  • 1960-1963:  St. Rosalie’s, Hampton Bays, NY
  • 1963-1966:  Corpus Christi, Mineola, NY
  • 1966-1984:  U.S. Air Force – Chaplain (with youth trips to West Point for LI boys)84
  • 10/1984:  Retired from USAF

Notes:  Named for the first time in 4/03 lawsuit, Mahoney allegedly spanked and caressed the bare buttocks of an 11 yr old boy on trip to West Point in 1967. Future attempts to molest the boy “occurred in the sacristy, the bell tower and in defendant’s car.” He became an Air Force Chaplain in 1966 and retired from Air Force in 1984 as Lt. Col. Mahoney. Died in June 2000 per his obituary.

Sources:  Newsday 06.29.00; Newsday 04.15.03 Assignment Record and Other Info

Note: Years listed 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.