Assignment Record– Brother Eugenio Cumerlato, S.X.
Summary of Case: A native of Italy, Cumerlato entered the Xaverian Mission Fathers order in 1932. He worked in Italy, Mexico and the United States, living at the Xaverian's Mission Animation Center in Holliston MA 1949-1955 and again during the 1980s. He may also have worked in Bangladesh. At some point he was accused of child sexual abuse. His name is included on Attorney Mitchell Garabedian's list of clerics accused of sexual abuse whose alleged victims received settlements. He died in Parma, Italy December 4, 1989.
Born: February 20, 1910
Died: December 4, 1989
|1932||Italy||Joined the Xaverians.|
|Vallo della Luciana||Salerno, Italy||Worked in apostolic schools.|
|Grumone, Cremona||Cremona, Italy||Worked in apostolic schools.|
|1955||1964||Occident Cultural Institute||Mazatlán||Sinaloa, Mexico||English teacher; Catholic Scout leader|
Boston archbishop was Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).
|1985||Xavierian Missionaries||Holliston||MA||This is referred in the Directories as a Mission Animation Center.|
|1985||1988||Cumerlato is not indexed in the 1986, 1987, or 1988 Directories.|
Cumerlato is not indexed in the Directories after 1989.
He died in Parma, Italy December 4, 1989.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1984-1989)
• Members of Survivors of Those Abused by Priests Ask Springfield Bishop Timothy Mcdonnell to Intercede in Clergy Sex Abuse Case, By Stephanie Barry, The Republican , May 11, 2010
• Victims’ Group Asks for Bishop Mcdonnell’s Help to Launch Apostolic Visitation on Xaverian Order, By Peggy Weber, iobserve, May 14, 2010
• Settlements List, Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, October 31, 2014
• Cumerlato Obituary, accessed from saveriani.com, October 20, 2015
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This assignment record was last updated on October 20, 2015.