Rev. Patrick W. Quigley – Assignment History

Summary of Case: Patrick W. Quigley was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in 1981. He was assigned to a Staten Island parish for six years, followed by a brief stint at Staten Island's St. Joseph by the Sea High School, after which there is an unexplained two-year assignment gap. In 1990 he resurfaced as an assistant at a Manhattan parish and, in 1993, he was transferred to Stony Point.

In September 1994 Quigley was arrested for soliciting teenage boys for sex in Haverstraw, New York. He pled guilty in December 1994 and was sentenced to probation. The archdiocese sent him to Maryland for treatment of "alcoholism." His status thereafter was 'Absent on Leave', and he was laicized in 2005.

Quigley was last known to have been living in Brick, New Jersey. He died in 2010.

Ordained: 1981
Laicized: 2005
Died: April 4, 2010


Start Stop Assignments Town/Allegations State Position Notes


Archdiocese of New York

Archbishop was Terence James Cooke (1968-1983), followed by John Joseph O'Connor (1984-2000).

1987 St. Teresa's New York (Staten Island) NY 4/4, 2/3, 2/4

St. Teresa's had a school with 706-750 students.


1987 1988 St. Joseph by the Sea High School New York (Staten Island) NY   St. Joseph's had 1,200 students.
1988 1990         Quigley is not indexed in the 1989 or 1990 Directory, nor is he listed in the New York pages as at his previous or next assignments.
1990 1993 St. Agnes' New York (Manhattan) NY 5/11, 5/10 St. Agnes' had a high school for boys with 240-300 students.
1993 1994 Immaculate Conception

Stony Point

Quigley was arrested in September 1994 for soliciting teenage boys for sex in Haverstraw. The incidents occurred September 1 when he offered a 16-year-old youth money in exchange for oral sex. He then approached two other boys for the same, but nothing happened.

NY 2/2

Immaculate Conception had a school with 305 students.



Quigley pled guilty in December 1994 and was sentenced to probation. The archdiocese sent him to Maryland for treatment for "alcoholism."

1994 1996         Quigley is not indexed in the 1995 or 1996 Directories, nor is he listed in the New York pages as at his previous assignment.
1996 2002 Absent on Leave   know  

Quigley is not indexed beyond the 2002 Directory. He was laicized by the Vatican as announced in 2005.

Quigley was last known to have been living in Brick, New Jersey. He died April 4, 2010.

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.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1982-2002).

Priest Allegedly Asked Boys for Sex, Associated Press, carried in The Albany Times Union, September 10, 1994
 Clock Runs out on Charging Priests, Journal News (NY), June 19, 2002
 Six N.Y. Priests Defrocked, By Gay Stern, Joural News, July 9, 2005
 Six NY Priests Defrocked by Church, By Carol Eisenberg, Newsday, July 9, 2005
Patrick William Quigley (1954-2010),, April 4, 2010

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This assignment record was last updated on May 8, 2017.


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