Fr. Francis J. Furfaro



Diocese:  Diocese of Syracuse

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1942-1949:  Our Lady of Pompeii, Syracuse
  • 1950-1991:  St. Joseph, Oswego
  • 1993-1996:  St. Louis, Oswego
  • Unknown:  Sacred Heart, Cicero
  • Also a member of the Oswego City School District Board of Education for 21 years and a member of the SUNY Oswego College Council for two terms

Notes:  Dates of alleged abuse range from 1949 to 1987. In 1998 Furfaro admitted abusing one man whom he counseled after death of man’s sister. This matter was settled for about $75,000 in 1999. Seven men & boys filed suit 4/03. Furfaro retired in 1991. He was permanently removed from active ministry 6/03. No criminal prosecution due to SOL. Died 3/29/10 at age 93.

Sources: Standard 1.8.04Post Standard 4.1.10Post Standard 5.7.02Post Standard 5.9.02Post Standard 6.4.91Post Standard 8.5.02Post Standard 04.14.02Post Standard 05.16.02Post Standard 09.29.02Post Standard 04.18.03Post Standard 06.18.03Post Standard 08.22.03Post Standard 10.31.03Oneida Daily Dispatch 03.31.10Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18

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.