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.

Ordained
: 1955
Died: June 22, 2013

     

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1955

Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).

1958 St. Florence's Wakefield MA 2/2  
1958 1959 Maryknoll House Cochabamba Bolivia    
1959 1960   Dept. of Apurimac Andahuaylas Peru    
1960 1961   Dept. of Apurimac Curahuasi Peru    
1961 1964   Santa Cruz Bolivia    
1964 1968 St. Florence's Wakefield MA 3/3  

1968

Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970- 1983).

1975? Immaculate Conception

Marlboro

Per archdiocesan documents, Vasaturo admitted to "sexual activity" with a 16 year old girl, beginning in 1969. (Boston Herald
January 15, 2004)

MA

5/5, 4/4

In residence.

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

In residence.

Parish had a school with 220 students.
1980 1981 Sick Leave        

1981

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

4/4

In residence.

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

2/2

In residence.

 

2001

Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. replaced Law as Boston archbishop (2003-).

2013 Senior Priests/Retired Boston MA  

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)

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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This assignment record collates Vasaturo's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in the media. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report, and we remind our readers that the U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.

This assignment record was last updated on November 9, 2015.

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