Assignment Record –Bro. Roger C. Argencourt, S.C. aka Bro. Odillon, S.C.
First Vows: 1959
Russell Joseph McVinney was Providence bishop (1948-1971).
|Pomfret Center||CT||Argencourt entered the Congregation just after finishing high school.|
|Sacred Heart Juniorate||Pascoag||RI||Argencourt professed his first vows here in 1959.|
|1965||Mount St. Charles Academy||Woonsocket||RI||Professed final vows here in 1965.|
|1965||St. Michael's College||Colchester||VT||student||Finished bachelor of arts in 1965.|
|1965||1967||Zambia, Central Africa||missionary|
|Sacred Heart School||Andover||MA||teacher|
|Sacred Heart Juniorate||Pascoag||RI||teacher|
|Notre Dame High School||Fitchburg||MA||teacher|
|Rice Memorial High School||South Burlington||VT|
|1972||Wayne State University||Detroit||MI||graduate student||
Earned a master's in education in 1972.
Ernest John Primeau was Manchester bishop (1959-1974), followed by Odore Joseph Gendron (1974-1990).
|1978||Bishop Guertin High School||
• In Jan. 2002 a man reported to police that Argencourt molested him 20-40 times in 1973, when the man was a Bishop Guertin freshman. Argencourt is said to have abused the boy while tutoring him in history, and that most of the incidents took place in the Brother's bedroom. During one of the assaults a brother-teacher is said to have walked in, saw what was happening, and walked out. Another incident is said to have occurred in a school bathroom, where another student saw what was happening.
• Another man told police in 2002 that Argencourt sexually abused him when he was a Bishop Guertin student in around 1973/1974.
|NH||teacher; social studies dept. head; yearbook advisor||According to police reports, Argencourt admitted to the sexual assaults. Also, Argencourt said he told counselors about the abuse twice, one in Hudson, NH and the other in NM during a 100-day renewal program in 1978.|
|1978||Scranton University||Scranton||PA||graduate student||Earned a master of arts in 1978.|
|1978||1981||Zambia, Central Africa||missionary|
Louis Edward Gelineau was Providence bishop (1971-1997).
|1986||Mount St. Charles Academy||
• In the summer of 2002 a man reported to Woonsocket police that Argencourt sexually assaulted him when he was a Mount St. Charles student, in 1985-1986.
|RI||teacher; business manager|
Manchester bishop was Leo Edward O'Neil (1990-1997), who was succeeded by John Brendan McCormack (1998-2011).
|Jan. 2002||Bishop Guertin High School||Nashua||NH||student activities director||
Bishop Guertin was an all boys' school until 1992, when it also admitted girls.
Argencourt was placed on leave in Jan. 2002, after accusations surfaced that he had sexually abused two boys at Bishop Guertin in the 1970s.
Police said they had enough evidence, but Argencourt could not be prosecuted due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Argencourt died Sept. 23, 2002
• Accusations Surface against Third Bishop Guertin Teacher, Associated Press State & Local Wire, March 27, 2002