Assignment Record– Rev. Anthony J. Vasaturo
Summary of Case: Anthony J. Vasaturo was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1955. He assisted at a Wakefield MA parish for several years, and appears to have ministered in South America 1958-64. He returned to the archdiocese, working in Wakefield, Marlboro, Roxbury, Boston (Holy Cross Cathedral). He went on Sick Leave around 1980-81 then assisted in East Boston until his 1994 retirement He was in residence as a Senior Priest in Jamaica Plain and then Medford parishes until moving to the Regina Cleri home for priests. Per his personnel file, which was released in 2004, Vasaturo have admitted to "sexual activity" with a sixteen-year-old girl, beginning in 1969. The Archdiocesan Review Board later found the accusations to be unsubstantiated. Vasaturo died June 22, 2013.
Died: June 22, 2013
Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).
|1959||1960||Dept. of Apurimac Andahuaylas||Peru|
|1960||1961||Dept. of Apurimac Curahuasi||Peru|
Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970- 1983).
• Per archdiocesan documents, Vasaturo admitted to "sexual activity" with a 16 year old girl, beginning in 1969. (Boston Herald
Parish had a school with 697-320 students.
Vasaturo is indexed as at this parish in the Directories, but he is not listed as there in the archdiocesan pages of the 1969, 1972, 1973, or 1975 Directories.
|1975||1976||St. Mary of the Angels||Boston (Roxbury)||MA||1/1|
|1976||1980||Cathedral of the Holy Cross||Boston||MA||
9/10, 6/8, 5/7, 4/6
|Parish had a school with 220 students.|
Bernard Francis Law replaced Medeiros (1984-2002).
|1994||Most Holy Redeemer||Boston (East Boston)||MA||3/4, 3/3, 2/2, 3/3|
|1994||1996||Retired/St. Thomas Aquinas||Boston (Jamaica Plain)||MA||
|Vasaturo in indexed in the 1995 Directory as at both Most Holy Redeemer and St. Thomas Aquinas.|
|1996||2001||Retired/Senior Priests/Sacred Heart||Medford||MA||
Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. replaced Law as Boston archbishop (2003-).
In September 2010 Vasaturo is listed on the archdiocesan website as living at Regina Cleri, which is a retirement home for priests.
Vasaturo died June 22, 2013. (Legacy.com, July 16, 2013)
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-2009)
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This assignment record was last updated on November 9, 2015.