Fr. Felix R. Colosimo



Diocese:  Diocese of Syracuse

Assignment History:

  • 1965 – 1968:  St. John the Baptist; Rome, NY
  • 1968 – 1971:  Our Lady of Pompeii; Syracuse, NY
  • 1971 – 1976:  St. Bartholomew; Norwich, NY
  • 1976 – 1981:  St. Peter’s; Utica, NY
  • 1981 – 1987:  St. Leo’s; Holland Patent, NY
  • 1987 – 1998:  St. Anthony of Padua; Utica, NY
  • 1998 – 2014:  Our Lady of the Rosary; New Hartford, NY

Notes:  Diocese confirmed in 6/17 that Colosimo was permanently removed in 2014 due to credible allegations. His accuser, who contacted the diocese in 2013, filed suit in CT in 6/17, claiming Colosimo sexually abused him there 1987-90, when he was ages 12-15. He said the abuse began when he was age 4 in 1978 or ’79, in the Syracuse diocese, and that the priest threatened to harm him if he told. He said another boy was abused with him at a CT hotel in 1987. Abuse also said to have occurred on trips to PA, NJ, MA. Colosimo denied the abuse. The suit also accuses Robert Ours of abusing the boy, when Ours was a deacon. (Ours pled guilty in 8/14 to child porn possession. Suit filed in CT because NY SOL had expired.)

Sources: com 06.02.17Observer-Dispatch 06.03.17CNY Central 06.05.17PRNewswire 06.07.17Observer-Dispatch 06.25.17Observer-Dispatch 07.28.17Observer-Dispatch 08.24.17Watertown Daily Times Assignment Record

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.