Fr. Thomas McConaghy

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Norwich

Religious Order:  LaSalle Christian Brother

Summary of Assignments:

  • Mid 1970s:  LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY; McConnaghy was reportedly “commandant” of the school in the mid 1970s
  • 1981:  Ordained
  • 1981-1983:  St. Andrew’s, Colchester, CT
  • 1983+1985:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich, CT
  • 1985-1990:  St. Colman’s in Middlefield, CT
  • 1990-1999:  St. Michael – Pastor; Pawcatuck, CT
  • 1999-2005:  Sacred Heart – Pastor; Norwich. CT
  • 1998-2005:  St. John Mission Church – Pastor; Fitchville, CT

Notes:  Resigned. Accused of abuse of a student at a military academy in New York state between 1973-1975, prior to his ordination. He was ordained for the Norwich CT diocese and they did inform the Rockville Centre diocese of the abuse allegation.

Sources:  1010 WINS (New York) 03.08.05; Norwich Bulletin 03.08.05; The Day 03.08.05; The Westerly (RI) Sun 03.19.05; Norwich Bulletin 03.30.05 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.