Fr. Peter Duvelsdorf

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/31/1958:  Ordained
  • 1958-1965:  St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY
  • 1965-1971:  St. Mary of the Isle, Long Beach, NY
  • 1971-1974:  St. James, Seaford, NY
  • 1974-1978:  St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY
  • 1978-1981:  Christ the King, Commack, NY
  • 1981-1986:  St. Patrick’s, Huntington, NY
  • 1986-1991:  Holy Family, Hicksville, NY
  • 1991-1996:  Holy Cross, Vero Beach, FL
  • 1996-1997:  St. Paul of the Cross, North Palm Beach, FL
  • 1998-2005:  St. Pius X Residence, Uniondale, NY
  • 2000:  Retired

Notes:  Duvelsdorf was accused of molesting 2 brothers in 1978. After the parents found out, they called their pastor who promised to take care of matters and offered counseling. Duvelsdorf gone from parish 2 days later. Served at several parishes before moving in 1991 to Palm Beach, FL and worked in parishes there. Arrested there in 1997 for public lewdness. Retired 2000. Believed to have died June 12, 2009 in Uniondale, NY.

Sources:  Stuart News 11.15.97; Stuart News 01.23.98; Newsday 03.18.02; Cox News Service 03.22.02; Sun Sentinel 03.22.02; Palm Beach Post 03.23.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun Sentinel 04.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04 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.