Fr. James F. Quinn



Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1958:  St. John the Baptist, Syracuse
  • 1958-1959:  St. Patrick, Syracuse
  • 1959-1971:  St. Agnes, Utica
  • 1966-1971:  Director at St. John & St. Joseph Home CYO, Utica
  • 1968-1971:  Director at Bethlehem Day Camp, Utica
  • 1971-1975:  St. Paul, Rome
  • 1971-1973:  Chaplain at Oneida County Home, Rome
  • 1975-1978:  St. Therese of the Infant Jesus, Munnsville
  • 1975-1978:  St. Joan of Arc, Morrisville
  • 1978-1988:  St. Paul, Whitesboro
  • 1988-1994:  St. James, Syracuse
  • 1994-2000:  Most Holy Rosary, Syracuse
  • 2000-2004:  St. Ann, Manlius
  • 2006-2007:  St. Peter, Syracuse
  • 2008:  Our Lady of Pompeii, Syracuse
  • 2009-2011:  Sacred Heart, Cicero

Notes:  Quinn, director of the Office of Vocation Promotion, was placed on leave 5/03 pending investigation of allegations that he sexually abused and exploited a youth from 1963 to 1970. Suit filed 5/03 (later dismissed on SOL) also claimed Quinn was negligent in death of a camper in 1968 and that Diocese covered for him. Suit on this matter filed 6/04. In 12/04 Diocese cleared him to return to priestly duties after finding insufficient evidence to support allegations. Died 2/1/13.

Sources: 05.08.03Post-Standard 07.29.03Associated Press 11.18.03Utica Observer-Dispatch 05.25.04Observer-Dispatch 06.15.04Associated Press 08.18.04Zumpany v Quinn, 1312 CA 04-00798 NY Appellate Court 11.19.04Post-Standard 12.16.04Associated Press 07.01.05NY Law Journal 07.18.05Newsday 12.15.05Appeals Court Opinion 02.21.06Observer Dispatch (AP) 02.22.06Syracuse Post Standard 02.03.13New York Daily News 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.