Fr. Robert Huneke

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order: Marist

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1969:  Ordained
  • 1969-1974:  St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 1977-1979:  St. Anthony High School, Smithtown, NY
  • 1979-1982:  Christ the King, Tampa, FL
  • 1982-1988:  St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY
  • 1988-1989:  St. Patrick’s, Huntington, NY
  • 1989-2002:  Absent on Leave
  • ?-2002:  Marist School in Atlanta, GA

Notes:  Former Notre Dame rector. In 1980 man reported abuse by Huneke when he was teenager. He also notified FL bishop where Huneke was working. Florida sent him back to NY in 1982. Man went public in 1989 (Huneke left priesthood) and again in 1993. 2 other victims came forward then. In 2002 he learned that Huneke was working as high school guidance counselor in Atlanta and notified Order that ran school & Huneke was fired. He died in 2002. Identified as Priest M in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report.

Sources:  Newsday 04.12.02; Newsday 04.23.02; St Petersburg Times 05.24.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; South Bend Tribune 05.06.03; Notre Dame Magazine 07.01.03; Tribune 07.04.04; Newsday 05.26.05; The Orderver 04.25.10; SNAP Statement 01.09.11; Philadelphia Magazine 05.20.11; Notre Dame Magazine 07.12.13; Times Herald 03.22.14; Newsday 05.28.14; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04.05.16; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04.06.16 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.