Rev. Edward O. Paquette
Sued several times. Accused of abuse. Removed. (Also allegations in Springfield, MA and Indiana and 12 suits in Vermont). First Vermont civil suit settled for $965,000 in April, 2006, just prior to start of trial. Faculties removed in 1978. Named in newsuit filed 3/07. Vermont bishop is considering filing suit against Ft. Bend, IN Bishop to make them share in costs of 2006 settlement. Eighteen suits against Paquette pending in Vermont. Jury awarded $8.7 mil 5/08 to one Plaintiff.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1958-1978). See also Rutland Herald 4.23.06; Times Argus 4.02.06; Burlington Free Press 4.05.06; Burlington Free Press 4.20.06 ; Republican (Springfield, MA) 7.03.06; Times Argus 7.03.06; Times Argus 7.26.06; Springfield Republican 7.03.06; Springfield Republican 8.23.05; Times Argus 7.31.05; Springfield Republican 2.27.05; WCAX 1.16.07; Burlington Free Press 1.16.07 ; Burlington Free Press 3.20.07; Indianapolis Star 2.08.08; Times Argus 2.10.08; Rutland Herald 4.27.08; Burlington Free Press 5.04.08; Burlington Free Press 5.06.08; Burlington Free Press 5.09.08; Burlington Free Press 5.14.08.
Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.
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